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Dark Horizontal Bands

I have a couple of dark horizontal bands on my TV screen; almost as if the camera lens has not been cleaned. This banding is not well defined as in straight lines, but is irregular. It is ovbiously most noticeable on a light background. Thanks in anticipation. Frigg.

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  • tofty Jan 07, 2008

    I have the same problem 3 or 4 horizontal dark grey about 3/4 inch thick lines which show up on light backgrounds all on the right hand side of the screen.

  • farmboy58 Feb 07, 2008

    We have had this TV for 2 years (out of warranty) and also have now got about 3 distinct horizontal 'foggy' lines on the screen. really anoying.

  • Steveiehol Apr 03, 2008

    I have the same problem with 2 faint horizontal bands on the right hand side (one half way and one towards the top).  They are most noticeable when no input is provided on an AV Channel showing the blue screen where the dark bands are clearly visible.  During normal viewing, the bands are annoying now that I know they are there.  Despite searching the web, I have had little success in finding a solution.

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    My TV is 4-5 years old so may be a different JVC 26" model but the problem is the same.  Two irregular bands on the right side, one near the top and another several inches below it.  They are more pronounced against a light screen and seem to darken the longer the TV is on.  These bands showed up soon after I bought it so "aging" seems an unlikely reason for them.

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    I have the same problem: 1 horizontal dark grey "cloud" which shows up on light backgrounds all on the right hand side of the screen. The JVC dealer told me that the screen cannot be mended.

  • batavus Sep 20, 2008

    I also have the same problem. My TV is 4 years old. It has 1 horizontal dark grey band which show up on light backgrounds all on the right hand side of the screen. The JVC dealer told me that the problem cannot be mended.

  • RBeBe Nov 02, 2008

    This appears to be a design fault as I have the same problem - 3 cloudy lines, the middle one being the darker. If we all write to JVC complaining and publicising the fact that JVC dealers have no solution do you think we can get some compensation?

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Looks like im not the only one with this problem after all, im getting the bands as well.



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Hi, when I last posted I found that luckily I was covered by my insurance/warranty (good 5 yr cover from House of Fraser!) so we had an engineer come and check the tv.  Within seconds of seeing the tv he diagnosed the screen as duff and said it would have to be replaced.  Even more luckily, the insurance paid out for the full value of the tv to the value when we purchased it so after retiring the 'screen of inconsistency' we quickly went about finding another and we finally bought a 32" Panasonic Viera.  Again from the House of Fraser and again with a good old 5 year cover!!  It would seem with LCDs, reliability is not yet there so the correct cover is the key to a happy life!!  Good luck.

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Seems that you have a factory deffective device, try to contact manufacturer or return to the store where you bought it from.

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