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We have a samsung projection tv with auto focus, it is a older set. there is an outline of the figures, like double exposure with colors. The titles of things or words in general are curved, upwards at the top, and downwards at the bottom. wondering if bad connection can do this? or is it something that you are familiar with?

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Hello my name is rico, i work on tvs sometimes. what it looks like you have bad convergance, your ics are bad, is fixable, if you need more help to get fix , let me know. feel free to call me anytime my phone number is 602-810-7149 i live in mesa az

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