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Subtle rippling lines when playing HD

I have subtle rippling lines, that appear around images when I am in HD on my cable box or in Blue-ray. Also, it seems that my convergence on the upper right hand side of the TV is separating.

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Your convergence ICs may be getting weak as they last about 4 years give or take depending on how often the set is ov. The subtle lines may just be a faulty cable or a bad solder joint on the ground of your input board.

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