Recently the picture on this TV 'went out'. Kind of hard to describe but I can see red colors but nothing else. I tried using the 9-point convergance and all three of the colors came on and went through their routine. Occasionally the picture will work ok but most of the time it does not. One additional point, when I hit the menu button (at which point the picture shrinks and the menu pops up) the menu items appear to be 'washed out' but the picture looks ok.
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Re: Very Dark Picture
This sounds like a typical problem in the sweep power supply.. theres a filter capacitor for the CRT screen voltages that is most likly open or changed value. the first clue is that you get all your colors on the convergence. this is a high voltage circuit and should not be messed with by the user unless they have solid state repair exoperience and know all the high voltage saftey factors involved. Please call in a trained tech to assist you in this matter. Good Luck
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The colors seperating is a convergence problem, as far as being dim this may be related but the TV likely needs service adjustments. convergence output IC problem. convergence board would have to be removed - remove and replace 2 STK IC's and check the surrounding resistors. Shops usually $200-$400 Be sure to vote/rate me if this helped Thanks! See link for more detail http://www.ehow.com/how_4575598_yourself-projection-tv-repair-convergence.html
I've had this problem with my projection TV recently. I would say your lens/lamp is to blame. It might be time to change it, depends on the last time it was changed, most of the time, the TV will tell you that it needs to be changed, but not always. I think your best bet is the TV lamp.
Normal color picture is composed with 3 colors R-G-B (Red-Green-Blue). Picture turns Red means: Missing Green and Blue colors (many reasons: bad contacts, projector tubes dead, and other...). Try to give some "tabs" to diagnose ... I don't know what is the type of your Projection TV, how long you owned it, to have more idea.
you know it sounds like the same problem i had....
look this is something you can try.... "turn the tv off and unplugg it!!!"...you'll need to take out the lower front part of the tv......(where the speakers are to be exact) on each lower end you will find 2 screws..Be careful it will open to the side and there are many wires, i suggest you mark them to know where to put them back...then right in the middle there will be a black cover with about 5 screws..take them out....and look at the very bottom you'll see a thing with 6 pegs....the top ones are for the screen "DO NOT TOUCH THEM"...the ones on the bottom are for the colors...re adjust them...the left one it's for blue, the middle one it's for green and the last one it's for red...
I had the same problem after i moved....and after i re adjust that the tv looks super...
i hope that helps..:P