Need Help with my Panasonic PT-47WX49E

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  1. Random Hero

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    Hello. I hope it's OK to ask for help with my TV set. I know that the members here have a lot of knowledge when it comes to home theater equipment, so I feel that I've come to the right place. [​IMG]

    I've had my Panasonic 47" 16:9 HDTV for over 3 years, and today it didn't want to work correctly. Last night, it worked fine. No signs of problems at all. Never had any problems for 3 years, as a matter of fact.

    Today, I get up to watch TV, and I turn on the set, and the picture looks like a 3D movie (when you watch without 3D glasses, that is). Thinking that perhaps the convergence is off (but wondering why the convergence is WAY OFF), I head to the menus to adjust the convergence.

    The green seems fine. The blue seems pretty much normal (maybe needs a tweak here or there), but the red is all out of whack. On this TV, there are two convergence menus, 1 and 2. Menu 1 features a large green cross to adjust, and then blue and red crosses that should overlap to make a white cross. The blue cross is in the middle of the screen like it should be, but the red cross is nowhere close to the blue one. Even if I move the cross as far as it will go, it will never completely overlap the blue one. Oddly enough, the cross sometimes appears in different areas whenever I turn off the TV and turn it on again later. However, 90% of the time, it is to the left of the blue cross, with the right side overlapping the left side of the blue cross.

    Menu 2 features a nine point convergence system. Only one or two of the crosses are correctly aligned (overlapped to create a white cross), and the others are completely out of whack. In fact, many of the red crosses are wavy looking, or they become that way if I attempt to adjust them. The blue crosses seem to be in the correct spots, however.

    Also, sometimes the red crosses will move to the other side of the screen and shake for a while (as if there is something interfering with the TV; I don't believe that there is anything interfering with the TV).

    I really don't have the money right now for expensive TV repairs, or to buy a new set, so I'm hoping that there is something I can do to fix this set. Thanks in advance. I really appreciate your help.

    Sincerely,
    J
     
  2. Michael TLV

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    Unplug the TV ... and then plug it back in ...

    If that does not solve it ... go to service menu ... look for a parameter called VER ... it lets you select between 16:9 and 4:3 ... make sure it says 16:9 ... if it says 4:3 ... your TV somehow reverted ... then set to 16:9 ... and unplg the set ... and plug back in ...

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  3. Random Hero

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    Hi, Michael. Thanks for replying. Earlier, I had already tried the service menu method. I found it on another website. Your name looks familiar; do you happen to write articles and such for other websites?

    Anyway, the TV was still set to 16:9. And unplugging it didn't seem to work. I'm still trying to figure out what went wrong. If there's anymore information you need, please let me know. Once again, thanks for your help.

    Take care,
    J
     
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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Sorry that did not work for you. [​IMG]

    I do write reviews and tweaking information articles for other websites.

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