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Hi, I just got a rear projection tv from a bud that just got an LCD TV. It's and older model from the looks of it.

There is only one thing wrong with it (other than the fact its a rear projection tv) that is that the colors do not line up.

Around all of the images there are different colors and around the sides of things like letters and what not.

I have never used or even turned on a RP TV, But in my last 20 min searching I haved read of people talking about color alinement and "guns" of some sort.

So in short what I'm asking is can the TV be fixed or is it trash?
    
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Some rptv have an allignment tool built in so that you can adjust this. Some have a lot more points than others. I don't really remember how, but say for example you have a grid with a bunch of boxes. It might be like 20 points, or for finer tuning might be 80. These are just numbers I made up, but some tv's did have this.

The rptv have 3 guns, 1 for each color (blue, green, red). One is fixed in the middle and the other 2 move, or atleast thats how I think it works.

I would go through the menus and try to find a way to calibrate it. If you get that part of it fixed you might want to invest in a calibration disk, like avia to get all the colors right. They are usually like $20. How ever, it might be hard to find a disk that works for rptv since they probably switched to making calibration disks for digital tvs.
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Brand and model number would help... I've had some experience with these types of TV's. If the components are just misaligned then it should be fairly easy. On the other hand if the alignment is completely off then you might have to replace some parts.
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Might google for a service code cause you probly will need one to do it.
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post #5 of 6
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I think its a Panasonic PT-51HX40 51, its a Panasonic for sure it's stamped right on it.LOL

I opened it and started to play with the "guns", Needless to say the image looks even worse now.

I was trying to line up the text on the menu, I will see if there is a grid or tool to aline it on the menu.

If not is there any way I can download a tool to do it off the internet for free?

its not really that great of a TV and I already have a 40" LCD so I dont want to have to spend money on it to fix it if I dont have to, Its going to be in my basement for others to use.
    
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I found the option to aline the colors in the tv menu. But when I go to set it the remote will not let me control the settings, I also tryed to use the buttons on the tv but they dont work.

The romote is not origenal, It is my Direct TV remote.

My Axim has a UV Remote program that I will try once I find it.
    
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