60" Philips Magnavox Hazy

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Lin Try
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60" Philips Magnavox Hazy

I have a 60" Philips Magnavox that has a blurry/hazy picture. I have gone to the screen where you have to line up the "crosses" and adjusted them. I have also adjusted all of the other options - color, brightness, etc. and nothing is working. TV is about 3-4 years old.
The model number is 9P6031 C102. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Matt Whitlock
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Hazy/foggy pictures is

Hazy/foggy pictures is typically not the result of a the convergence being out of adjustment. It could be a problem with the voltage regulator, focusing circuits, etc. All of which will require a technician to diagnose. At 3-4 years, you could just as well replace the TV, so I would get a quote before investing any serious ($500 and up) dollars for repair.

Good luck.

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Thanks for the reply Matt. I

Thanks for the reply Matt. I should also mention that this TV was working perfect before I bought it 2 days ago from a friend. I saw the picture and there were no problems. I had it transported to my home, hooked it up, and that's when hazy started. I was told that TV's typically re-program themselves once they are disconnected, so I was hoping that I could clear this up. My fiance took off the back of the TV and carefully cleaned off the dust that was back there, and also checked to make sure no parts became loose in transit. I would appreciate your opinion again based on this info also.

Matt Whitlock
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Provided you adjusted the

Provided you adjusted the convergence properly (did you save the settings? Some TVs force you to press a "save" button when you adjust the convergence), my best guess is that something was damaged or thrown out of whack during transport, as opposed to a reset. TVs typcially do not reprogram themselves, because if they did, you would have to service the TV every time you had a power outage. Sure, you may lose the clock and other user settings when the power goes out, but the important stuff stays.

I know you want to try and do it yourself, but I'd really recommend having a service man come and look at it. You've already bought it, and gotten it delivered. Working on it yourself could render you or the TV completely shot if you touch the wrong thing. Better to be out whatever you paid plus 200 bucks for a perfectly working TV than to lose your entire investment.

Best of luck to you. Let us know how it turns out.

 

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