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Rainbow on Left side of Toshiba CRT

02-23-2006, 10:43 PM
I have this HDTV in my bedroom...link (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6938905&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat31800050031&id=1097582050451)

I am experiencing two rainbows towards the left side of the TV. I noticed it the most playing King Kong on the 360, I see it other times on rare occasions. Is it just my eyes or is it something with the TV I have? I have heard of people seeing rainbows on DLPs but not CRTs.

02-24-2006, 01:00 AM
are these rainbows only on one of the inputs or all? Any speakers close to the set....not a tech or nothing so prolly someone else will have more help....sorry

02-24-2006, 08:11 AM
It may be that the converegence of the guns is out of alignment on that side. That could definitely be caused by a magnetic field near that side fo the screen (speaker, audio power amplifier, a "wall wart" AC power adapter, etc.).

It could also be misalignment of the magnets inside the set.

Does the picture itself look distorted in shape on that side?

02-24-2006, 01:58 PM
Does the rainbow effect look like this?


If so I'm having the same problems, and a tech is coming to check and possibly pickup my set for diagonastics. I'll let you know how it goes.

02-24-2006, 11:28 PM
The Rainbow doesn't always appear. It always appears for a split second when I bring the Xbox guide up, then it is gone just as fast. I first noticed it watching Lost but it isn't a huge problem, just an annoyance. It seems to only happen when the conditions are just right for it to happen, I just don't know what is causing it.

I have a massive in home warranty on it, I will probably give a tech guy a call.