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Red spot when screen is black

I have noticed my hitachi 50vx500 TV has too much red in people clothes. It can flood out the people. I also noticed when the screen is on a dark scene a large center part of the screen is flooded with a reddish light. I have used Ovation DVD to adjust the color but the reddish light is still there on dark scenes.

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Re: red spot when screen is black

Your light engine will need to be replaced as you have a LCD panel failure. Here is the link to the part number for the model 50V500 if you have the 50V500A it has a different part number.

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I see a very large red spot on my screen now. I just replaced the lamp and it seem OK. Now I get a large red spot with no indicator lights. Is there a pending problem?

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Unfortunately if you're not a technician Hitachi won't even consider sending you a LE for install... They will confirm your status and have you fill-out several documents.
As to the other part of the question, the service manual won't help - there is a procedure for memory re-initializing and after performing that you still have the spot then LE is called for.. But again, unless you're a tech with those letters behind your name Hitachi won't accept the results.
That said, we have done several of these and Hitachi has been exceptional to deal with pre and post install.
Hope this helps!

William Rayburn, CET
Premium Technologies
PO Box 442
Long Beach, WA. 98631

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