Question about RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

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My screen image is concave, like a funhouse mirror. The image is distorted at the top and bottom of the screen. Any suggestions?

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Ur convergence it dead,know how to solders?Buy a convergence kit for replacement.Tries these websites for convergence kit.Tv repair World.com or Tv Repair Kits.

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It is called pincushion circuit. either the diode went bad, the capacitors, or just maybe a simple solderond the bad connections.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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The picture projects the image with concave lines on the edges. I'll explain further: somehow the picture is distorted in a way that bends the four edges of the picture in a curved-concave manner so that...


Projection sets have two very common problems.

The first common problem is convergence


These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

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*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
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*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

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bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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