Repair or ISF cal: Convergence big time out of wack!

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  1. DustinLC

    DustinLC Supporting Actor

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    I own a Hitachi RPTV (43FDX01B)

    As I was watching TV, it suddenly went off. The red is like a headspace away creating multiple color shadow of images. The TV has a simple horizontal and vertical line convergence. However, the red doesn't even come close to matching up at maximum allowed. I know that there's a 64 point convergence you can do if you open it up. Never tried it myself but I doubt that would do any good if it's that off with the simple convergence.

    Is this a call for repair or should I get a video except to calibrate it. Would an ISF video cal expert know what's wrong?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. John Whittle

    John Whittle Stunt Coordinator

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    Since this happened suddenly, I'd expect to find a failed component. This would be a service call for repair and then you can get it calibrated and converged.

    John
     
  3. DustinLC

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    Well, repairman will be here on friday. Unfortunately, no single place can give me an estimated cost so I have no idea how high it could go up to. That's kind of scarey.
     
  4. JohnnyG

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    Convergence ICs. Should be around the $300 mark for repair.
     
  5. DustinLC

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    Johnny, I was doing some research and thought about the ICs also. I couldn't find out the cost though. Is your $300 total for everything? I don't really know what they are. Is it something that is associated with each bulb?

    It'll be nice if you can give me a little feedback on it so I won't get suckered tomorrow.

    Thanks [​IMG].
     
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    My experience with this is all in Toshiba's, but I believe most brands are quite similar. On Toshiba sets, at least, there are 2 chips and they aren't very expensive at all - something like $10 each. The rest is labour.
     

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