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Color Fading Three days ago the picture suddenly became black and white. I turned the TV off and back on and all was fine. This happened with increasing frequency over recent days and now there is only a dull color and only when the color bar is on its highest setting. This is a Panasonic 47 inch wide screen projection TV that is about 4 years old.

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Check your menu settings if not there then you may require board level service.or eprom sub menu adjustment.

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