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3 images in the primary colors

Projection tv about 5 years old has three separate images instead of one clear picture.

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  • fidelis Feb 17, 2008

    Is that costly? Who can fix that? I don't know anyone in our area that works on tv's.

  • fidelis Feb 17, 2008

    PS THANK YOUR FOR YOUR RESPONSE!

  • Kam3412 Mar 03, 2008

    My Sony Projection HD TVs right side has 3 seprate images instead of 1. I tried to adjust the convergence But the distance between the images is too much.

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Your convergence amp ICs are bad they need to be replaced.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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    Sonny Berry Feb 17, 2008

    If you post your zip code I can recommend someone that may be able to help you.

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Re: Toshiba 65 in Cinema Series - 12 years old. Color Separation. Green bow at top center of screen, red and blue double images tilting upwards toward sides. Sometimes clears unassisted after set has...


projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both.

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....

  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.


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Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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TV set after fluid change

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You 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

Jan 20, 2011 | Toshiba 65H82 65" Rear Projection...

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2 separate colors on screen


sounds like your convergence IC's have finally gone bad.. they seem to last 5 years on average.. have a look here: http://cmpalmer.blogspot.com/2006/11/fixing-my-own-tv-part-ii.html

Dec 19, 2008 | Sony KP-53V75 53" Rear Projection...

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Three separate images about 4-5 inch apart on my TV


Symptoms shows TV has problem of faliure of convergence out ICs. (2 ICs in TV) and need to be replaced.Let me know do you want to repair it at your own? ...
... if yes, it is necessary to have experience of TV repair and basic electronics knowledge.

Nov 23, 2008 | Sony KP-51WS500 51" Rear Projection...

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Projection lights


You need to take the Toshiba remote that came with the machine and go into a menu area that deals with convergence. Here's what the manual says:

This TV used 3 separate TV tubes, red, green, and blue. The R, G, and B images are pojected onto the screen wheree they converge to form a full-color picture. You can see a clear picture only when the three images converge correctly. Corvergence my drift over time, or if yo move the TV. I you can see clear images on your TV screen skip this procedure.

Make this adjustment only after the TV as been on for at least 30 minutes.

Press the TOUCH FOCUS (auto convergence) button on the front of the TV at the bottom.
The TV will enter into the convergence mode and adjust the converge automatically (that's what it says.)

TO ADJUST IT MANUALLY:

Press MENU, and the press < or > until the PICTURE menu appears.
Then press UP or DOWN to highlight CONVERGENCE.
Press < or > to display the Center Convergence menu

There's a lot more the book says, but, I can say from experience that you just go through the different sub areas of this menu and converge each color separately, and bingo, it's fixed.

Good luck.

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Picture warped and colors not lining up


Good Day petepath7;

With separation of colors it sounds like the convergence IC's have failed., but first try unplugging TV from a/c power for 4-5 minutes then plug back in, if no fix see previous.l

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Poor picture quality on my samsung HD TV


Hey xf1racer,

Based on the description that you provided, it sounds like you are using a bundled composite video cable to connect your cable box and TV. Composite video cables generally consist of three color-coded cables: one yellow, one red and one white. While the yellow cable is typically used to transmit the video signal to your TV, the red and white cables transmit the right and left audio channels respectively.

Red/green/blue bundled cables however, are often referred to as component video cables - each of the three colored cables is used to transmit a different portion of the same video image from one device to another, and require a second separate cable (typically red/white) to transmit an audio signal.

The primary benefit of using component over composite cabling is that many users may report a cleaner, more brilliant image on their TV as a result. Please keep in mind however that this is not a guarantee that changing from your current set-up to component cables will improve the picture quality on your TV, as picture quality is often based as much on personal preference as it is the actual configuration and settings of the equipment used.

Additionally, many retailers may suggest changing your current configuration to one using HDMI cables instead to improve picture quality even further. Unlike composite and component cables, standard coaxial cables, and S-Video cables which transmit analog signals, HDMI cables are designed to instead transmit uncompressed digital signals. This typically means that more information is available for your TV to process in terms of color hue, color intensity, as well as image resolution. Again, remember that any perceived improvements will be based on both personal preference as well as your home theater configuration.

Should you have any questions or lingering doubts, I would strongly suggest speaking with a Magnolia Home Theater agent at your local Best Buy™ store for more information. Most stores will have similar TV's on display using more than one type of connection, and sales associates are always able to provide additional suggestions if desired.

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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Mitsubishi VS50707


convergence ICs stk392-110 you will need 2 of them.

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3 images in different colors-42 in Sony projection


So this is a rear projection TV.

Chances are the tubes are out of alignment. When cleaning or anything never move the tubes as it will be hell to get em back properly.

In the back you can take off the rear panel and move the tubes to partially re-align the picture.

This is generally followed by a model specific procedure using the remote to bring up alignment grids to finalize the picture alignment.

The reason for the 3 colours in the picture are that the rear projection units use Red, Green and Blue tubes to create the one colour picture.

All in all... When I messed mine up it took about 2 hours to set it straight again.

Now I just have to fix my flashing screen problem and i'm set.

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RCA P52830BL picture is bowed and colors separated.


There is a convergence printed circuit board that likely has a few bad components. If you decide to get it repaired, the technican will probably check for fluid leaks from the picture tubes coolant area which has given problems on this model also. If the picture quality leaves a bit to be desired, it may be a wise move to upgrade to HDTV. A Sony KDS-55A20 model has a great picture and should be less than $2300. I just saw one at a local Sams Club store.

Mar 12, 2007 | RCA P52830BL 52" Rear Projection...

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