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Black shows upas darkred, If image is on screen bright red pixels

When I turn my tv on without an input connected, the screen is a dark red color.  As soon as i switch it to any input so that there is an image on the screen, bright red pixels show up.  Everything still has a red tint to it though.
I have changed all the color options including the color temp with no avail.

Tech support of course will not just tell me what this issue is, instead they will tell me to send it in for diagnostics and charge me a fee for that.  Isn't that what we were trying to do on the phone?  I thought so but apparently not.

I figured i would take this to the internet and see if i could get some help.
I did take the back panel off to check for loose wires, and bulged capacitors but did not see anything like this.

I have only had this television for 13 months.  Sadly no extended warranty as i wouldnt have expected to need one.

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  • psilocybe Dec 06, 2008

    Sorry i thought when i typed it in as a requirement to post it would show here.

    It is an Insignia NS-LCD32 produced Aug 2007.

  • psilocybe Dec 09, 2008

    Well, when I press the menu button (the menu options are all blue) the menu shows up.
    When i am watching cable i do get other colors but they are very bad.

    I can try and post a video if that would help

  • psilocybe Dec 09, 2008

    No.  It stays about the same


  • psilocybe Dec 09, 2008

    Just to clarify, AD Converter = analog - digital?

    Again, this happens with any input, or with no input at all.

  • psilocybe Dec 09, 2008

    To skotkolr, Thanks for trying.  But i stated in original post I had done that.
    This happened spontaniously while watching tv.  Not a settings issue.

  • doglbca Jan 28, 2009

    I got a white flash when first turning on tv. After the Sony name shows up another flash and then the picture goes dark with alot of red and orange color in the picture. I was told it could be the backlight inverter board or the signal board. Can anyone help me out on this?

  • thesteve42 May 11, 2010

    can u turn the color all the way down and get black and white?

  • thesteve42 May 11, 2010

    do u have any other colors showing (blue, green)ect?

  • thesteve42 May 11, 2010

    please specify type/brand/model#

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Well then the last thing I col dthink of would be an inverter issue not supplying enough power to the lamps

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Adjust your color tempeture to normal or cool

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Sounds like a signal processing problem (AD converter) , posibly a bad voltage referance in the input circuit.

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  • thesteve42 Dec 12, 2008

    yes anolog to digital. specifically the contrast/gain circuits.

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