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I have a sony kf42e200 rear projector tv and the display is appearing red at the top of teh screen and blue at the bottom. I'm assuming it is the bulb and it needs to be replaced, but the tv is only a little over 2 years old and was bought brand new. I thought these bulbs were to last for 10 years.

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    What is a "yv"? Is it seperate to the bulb? The tv is still under warranty, so hopefully it will be covered.

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The 10 years is supposed to be the life span yes but sometimes they go bad due to a fault in the yv itselfyou would be better off buying another tv as the cost to repaur that one will run about the same as a new tv

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My LCD projection tv(KF-50E200A) displays projection lamp week when switched ON and out of red color display on the screen. Is this will happen if the projection lamp is week?


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Hello tv has warped bottom and top screen on a rear projector samsung and blurred vision with red,green blue colurs not aligned tried to tune to no avail Samsung rear projector tantus sp42w4/42w5


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see this page on reparing the convergence problem yourself
http://cmpalmer.blogspot.com/2006/11/fixing-my-own-tv-part-ii.html

also compair the before and after pictures to see if this is the other problem your having.

Then you have another fault, which im not completely sure of right now. I will look into it.

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bb0cf99.pnghttp://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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Sony has systematically downed played the scope of this issue. It appears however that virtually every LCD projector they make can develop damage in the light engine which is extremely expensive to fix.

I suggest contacting Sony and your state's attorney general's office of consumer complaints asking for action on this.

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