I am I stupid? (A little long)

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  1. Larry Fletcher

    Larry Fletcher Stunt Coordinator

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    I recently noticed a red line in the top left corner of my toshiba 50h81. The red line appears right where the film meets the letterboxing on 2:35 aspect ration movies. The letter boxing in the top left corner also looks curved a little. I have been told that I need a 56 pt convergence done. Well I don't trust myself doing that and I do not have the $SS to have my TV professionally calibrated right now, so I called toshiba customer service since my tv is under warranty. They gave me a phone number for an authorized toshiba repair shop. They are coming out to fix it this week. do you think I can trust these guys? Has anyone else had this experience. Or should I just bite the bullet and try to save to have my tv professional calibrated
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    If they just do convergence, you are in decent hands.

    If they get adventurous and start to redo your grayscale ... then it gets scary.

    Regards
     
  3. SteveA

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    I also have a 50H81 and trust me, the 56-pt. convergence is a piece of cake! It's something you'll need to do periodically to keep your picture as sharp as possible, so I'd advice giving it a shot. You can find very good instructions over at the Home Theater Spot (hometheaterspot.com) in the Toshiba tweaks section.

    Even with a 56-pt. convergence, it's difficult to get the extreme edges aligned exactly. The symptom you are describing is very common and normal, although it can be minimized with a convergence.
     
  4. Larry Fletcher

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    thanks! I will make sure he only does the 56pt. convergence
     

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