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I replaced the Convergence chip on my WS55511, and now the colors align properly, so there isn't a convergence problem. But the picture still isn't right. The colors shift towards red in the middle of the screen and green on the right and left sides. Adjusting the "color" and "tint" video settings seems to have no effect at all. Any Ideas what could cause this?

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  • Brian Oct 07, 2011

    I had more time to look into this today, and the problem is only on the Green lamp. It does project over the whole screen, but the intensity in the middle is extremely low and everything is discolored, and the intensity on the edges is so high that everything is tinted green.

    I also sometimes get an error when I turn it on that says "Check connections or power. The connections for RGBHV or YPrPb... ... be invalid"
    (The error runs off of the screen so I don't know what the rest says)
    I don't know what that means, but it probably is related to the problem.


    Does anybody know if this is a problem with the circuitry, or with the green crt?

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You have your input R G B / component wires hooked up incorrectly. The tv is detecting that and letting you know. disconnect and redo observe the color matching.

Posted on Oct 12, 2011

  • T.l. Moore
    T.l. Moore Nov 26, 2014

    Good Morning lets review a couple things . if you go into the menu and turn the color down is the screen a good black and white color uniformly across the screen ? if it is then i would look at you should look at your RGB cable hook up to see if you have them reversed or in the wrong jack .

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