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Hour glass picture

The picture bows up at bottom and down at top

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  • clmill Jan 15, 2008

    they were distorted but i fixed that through the convergnce menu through the remote menu

  • clmill Jan 15, 2008

    about how much $$$$ will it cost to fix i only paid $900.00 3 1/2 years ago.

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I would suspect that the convergency amplifiers ICs are not working.
Are the colours distorted?

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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