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Hi, i'm trying to fine tune my convergence on my pro 510 hd set.I have gone through the advanced convergence grid,but I can't get to all the sections of the grid.so some sections of the picture have bad convergence . Is there a way to adjust the con. from inside the set (without using the remote?) Any help would be great.

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No.Ur tv convergence is dead.The tv convergence board require changes 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all it resistors to solved the convergene problems.The shop,will cost u $300-350 for parts and labors.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

  • woodyw May 21, 2012

    replace them by yourself. it costs only about $20 for the convergence chips.

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How i adjust horizontal size and vertical size


To answer your concern, all you have to do is to change the setting of your aspect ratio on your TV.

Here is my suggested way to procede:


1. Apply 1080i signal, which should produce an oversized HD image on ColorStream1or 2.
2. Select an HD channel that is broadcasting standard 4:3 image, not wide screen.
3. Switch to the Service Mode ( Please refer to the above links). In the Service mode, press channel up/down to find the Adjustment parameters needed for the following steps.

4. Adjust HIT with volume up/down control for the image height to 22.5 inches.

6. Adjust WID for image width of 30 inches, (22.5*4/3)
7. Adjust HPOS to center the image.
8. Adjust PARA and TRAP to minimize geometric distortion.
9. Switch into Convergence mode and Adjust VLIN to get equally spaced horizontal grid lines.
10. Measure the length of the central grid lines and note the number of horizontal and vertical grid lines. This information is used to create an overlay grid.
11. Create the overlay grid on 40x25 x0.003 inch clear Acetate sheet, which you can get at the Art Supply store for under $2. Draw the grid with a fine line erasable pen. Draw vertical and horizontal lines through the center of the sheet so that the lengths are the same as the central grid lines. Now draw the grid so that it has the same number of lines as the convergence grid but are equally spaced, with the outer ones at the ends of the central lines.
12. Cut off about 1/4 inch from the right side of the sheet so that the sheet can lay flat against the screen, which is slightly less than 40 inches.
13. Put a reference mark on the TV frame 2.5 inches down from the upper left side of the screen.
14. Place the overlay on the screen so that the upper edge lines up with the reference mark. The overlay sticks by electrostatic attraction.
15. Use convergence controls to remove grid distortion and converge grid colors. Refer to the Anamorphic link for details.
16. Enjoy 1080i.

Other Comments:
I didn't realize I could create the overlay grid before placing the Acetate sheet on the TV screen, until I finished drawing the grid with the sheet placed on the screen. I added grid lines as called for in the procedure. I'm sure this method took much longer no only to draw the lines but some of them were difficult to see.

Part way through the convergence procedure, I became concerned that the image width was off since I did my screen adjustment with wide screen image. Thus, I decided to repeat that step with a 4:3 screen.

I confirmed the need to press 7 often to save results since after I adjusted one grid color without it, I accidentally hit a key that switched me out of convergence mode and when I switched back, all settings were gone.

Another mistake I made was not realizing that the cursor color determines which grid gets moved.


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go to the Mitsubishi service center to solve your problem

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You may also have a resistor burnt out for the convergence ICs.. They are all right in front of the ICs and will usually show browninsh if burnt up. If bad, replace the pair and maybe the ICs as well if they've failed again. If your new ICs fixed the lines so they'll move, then you may have problems with the centering magnets on the yokes of the crts. Dont move the yokes or magnets if you can help it, but look to see if some of the manufacturers glue broke free and let the magnet spin around the neck of the tube. If so, try to put it back where it was and then re-converge.

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IF THE CONVERGENCE IS NOT ADJUSTING COMPLETELY THEN IT PROBABLY NEEDS NEW CONVERGENCE IC's . ALSO CHECK OUT THE SHARPNESS OF EACH PICTURE TUB (CRT) THESE SET ARE NOTORIOUS FOR HAVING BAD CRT''s (WHICH ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE).
DON.

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This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projeciton 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....
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  • Screen is bowed or warped.
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Here are some photos of convergence problems.

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Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

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You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
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