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Hitachi 50V500 double imaging -- makes you think you need glasses

Hi, Our Hitachi is about 4 yrs old and the double imaging keeps getting worse. It doesn't matter if we are watching through the satelite or a DVD. The channel menu through the satellite is almost unreadable. The lamp indicator light isn't lit so I guess that isn't the problem. Also the picture is bright and the colors are good. It is just the blurry images that are driving us crazy. I read somewhere on your site that the 12C service menu should be accessed to correct the problem. If that is true, how can I do that? Helppppp.

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  • momfor4 Oct 28, 2008

    Cammykins,

    The lamp is probably about 1 year old. Our picture is really bright and there isn't any dark spots or discoloration. Just unclear images. We haven't hooked it up to another connection.

    I called Hitachi about a month ago and all they did was tell me what repairmen were in our area. Sooo..... I guess I am at a dead end. Thanks though.

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I might also help to have the manufacturer help you step by step process. They can help direct you through the steps otherwise it shall also let you know directly on the manufacturers website [hitachi.com] A year back they used to have an interactive assistance approach but it appears they no longer are offering that.

How long have you had your lamp in there for? Also, have you hooked it up to another type of connection lately? If so, what is it?

Let me know those answers to better assist you. In the mean time you can also contact the manufacturer regarding this mishap to get the step-by-step over the phone or via their website.

I'm eager to hear how things work out for you. I wish you the best of luck with it!

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