Written by Guy Kuo,
Inc. - Home of:
to Home Theater DVD
Sound & Vision's
Home Theater Tune-up DVD
Focusing and aiming a CRT projector is a daunting task. It involves two
projection systems which operate in series: Optical and beam focus. Problems in
one system make it difficult to see problems in the other. As a result, first
time owners are sometimes at a loss as to which system is the problem. Add to
that the need to astigmate the electron beam and adjust lens flapping
(Scheimpflug) and the novice CRT setup can fall far short of the projector's
Read through this document in its entirety before proceeding. At first, it
will seem as though some steps are discussed in jumbled order. I have attempted
to present this in sequence but one must perform tasks iteratively to achieve
the final result. One revisits earlier steps because later steps make earlier
ones easier to do more accurately.
An external test pattern DVD such as AVIA or S&V HTT or a test signal
generator provide the signals needed for alignment.
A good pair of binoculars which can focus at SHORT distances is very helpful
for critically observing the effect of adjustments.
One roll of 3M brand blue easy release masking tape for marking the center of
screen surface and edges. Do NOT substitute another brand of tape.
Tape measure to find center of each screen edge.
Laser Pointer or CLEAN straight edge for finding screen center.