Join Date: May 2006
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
Re: CRT based RPTV Convergence Repairs
Acme is one of the few suppliers that goes to great lengths to assure that they provide only first quality original parts. They also have some of the best prices. I would verify with them that the stk394-250 is a good sub for the stk392-110. I think that it may have a different muting circuit and may not work in some sets. I use the STK394-160 to replace the STK392-110 and have never had a problem. I have only used the -250 in sets that were designed around it. Glen at Acme should be able to give you the scoop. Just email him. I don't buy the -160 from him because I get them in the Hitachi kits for the lowest price, and he is not a Hitachi distributor. For products that they do have, you can count on them to be a great supplier.
You definitely need the documentation to align the Panasonic. The service menu and convergence adjustments are as poorly designed as their electronic service manuals.
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