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RV generator destroyed color on Olevia TV=generator off color bad

On a recent trip when we turned on our Olevia LCD screen TV while the generator in our RV was running the color distorted by black turning shimmering blue, yellows on skin tones and other distortions. A friend mentioned it was "noise" from generator and probably needed a filter, so we turned off the TV and didn't turn it 0n again until we were hooked up to electricity in a KOA Campground. The color is still distorted and shimmery blue on the dark colors. We were referred here by a amature TV tech and thought we would get your opinion.
Is the TV permanently damaged or out of adjustment? TV came with our RV and is just 2 mos over waranty period so can't expect RV dealership to help.

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  • sass21hondo Dec 30, 2008

    We figured it was probably damaged, however, the warranty period is over by 2 mos so we were hoping it might just be something simple. Thanks for the prompt response, now we need to decide to pay to have it fixed or replace it. Not sure we want another Olevia anyway. Thank you.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, a couple of ideas you can try/explore/consider::

  • is the color/video distortion on all Source/Inputs, DVD, tuner, regular TV, HDTV Terrestrial Receiver;
  • have you tried unplugging from the mains for an extended period of time (turning off the generator would be the same);
  • have you tried doing a reset/default on settings/menu;
  • have you tried pressing the v.format on the remote;
  • have you tried going to HDTV setup, format and change the "format". Choices are: 480i 480p 720p 1080i;
  • have you tried a soft reset, power on, up, down, left, menu.
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Check that, is there any me magnetic field or any other electronic device near to TVNote: any magnetic field or any heavy electronic device caused damaged to your tv.

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It seems that the unit was practically damaged due to this power abnormality. aand you said it was only 2months over, and it is still cover under warranty. it better not to self service the unit, and call it in your manufacturer and put it under the warranty service.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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