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RCA D52W20 Too Dark :(

I have the above mentioned TV, bought new less than three years ago. Over the last month, the picture has become increasingly dark.. I have to "boost" the blacklight (brightness) on the menu to see the picture even remotely clearly. This must be done in the "personal" mode vs any of the presets (sports, cinema, etc.).. What is wrong with this thing? I don't want to buy another TV this quickly.. Thanks.

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  • zr2031 Jan 30, 2009

    mdhamm... tubes? Is this something I can try as step one (pulling off the back cover and dusting something)? Thanks. RJ

  • zr2031 Jan 31, 2009

    Got it.. Thanks..

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You may need the tubes cleaned and setup

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • Mark Hammonds Jan 30, 2009

    it would take a tech to setup the tubes,focusconvergence that sort of thing

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