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My Pioneer SD-P5071-K has a very faint picture

Hi and thanks in advance. My tv has a very faint picture. If I turn off all lights and position myself correctly, I can strain and see what's on. I notice the picture is either lightening up, slightly, as time goes on, or my eyes are adjusting. However, still very, very faint. I had a fellow come out and charge me $189 to "clean" the tv, well his remedy did not solve the tv's problem, he said he'd be right back, that was,....oh,.....about October, a month and a half ago. Guess he got sidetracked. Can a tech out there offer assistance?

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