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Sony 52XBR Rear Projection

Concave Top and Bottom in Wide Screen, Color distortion on all sides. Both problems happened all at once. TV is 14 years old...Can I fix myself?

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Sounds like some kinda convergence problem. Can you post an image please?

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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The picture projects the image with concave lines on the edges. I'll explain further: somehow the picture is distorted in a way that bends the four edges of the picture in a curved-concave manner so that...


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When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
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http://home.earthlink.net/~oleg.filippov/ConvergenceFix.htm
http://cmpalmer.blogspot.com/2006/11/fixing-my-own-tv-part-ii.html
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http://www.techlore.com/blog/entry/19694/Sony-Convergence-Repair-My-Sony-TV-has-a-distorted-picture-/
http://www.techlore.com/article/19631/Sony-Convergence-Procedure/

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