How to Adjust the Alignment on a Samsung DLP

by Shea Laverty

Samsung's line of digital light processing, or DLP, rear-projection televisions utilize a projector within the screen in order to produce the picture. One of the drawbacks of this system is that occasionally the projector's picture alignment can be disturbed and require adjustment. Adjusting the vertical and horizontal alignment of the picture requires accessing the service menu, a process not detailed in the owner's manual.

1

Turn off the television. This will set it in standby mode.

2

Press "Menu" followed by "1," "8," "2" and the power button on the remote control. If this doesn't work the first time, keep trying; sometimes it takes several attempts.

3

Select "Service" from the "Service Mode" menu using your remote control.

4

Select "V-Position" and use the value slider to adjust the vertical screen alignment.

5

Select "H-Position" and use the value slider to adjust the horizontal screen alignment.

6

Turn off the television set when finished. Test the alignment by displaying some visual input, such as a television signal, DVD or Blu-ray disc or video game, and re-adjust the alignment as necessary.

Warnings

  • Don't set the vertical alignment values to 34 or 35 - these values will produce horizontal lines on the right side of your television screen.
  • If adjusting the alignment values from service mode does not improve your picture alignment, there may be something wrong with the hardware. Contact a service professional for further diagnosis and solution options.

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