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DVD to Projection TV Problem

I have a Toshiba projection tv that has 2 component inputs. One is used for the cable box. The other is for a standard DVD player. I've had this setup for over 4 years. Starting a few months ago, when playing a DVD, the picture starts blurry. After 5 min, it gradually becomes clear. No problem with the cable box. So I switched the component inputs between the cable & DVD. The cable has no problem, but the DVD still did the same thing. I got a PS3 hoping to play blu ray and thinking that the problem was in the DVD player. I got new component cables for the PS3. Now when I play the DVD (standard or blu ray disk), I get a clear picture for about 5 min, but then the color goes a strange shade of yellow//green. No problem with the sound from the optical cable. I think that the best this tv can get is 1080p. Before I ante up $200 to have someone come out, I was hoping that someone here could give me some suggestions. Also, if this is a problem that may cost me more than the initial $200, would it be better to replace the set with a newer flat screen? Thanks.

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Looks like you've narrowed it down to a problem in the TV's chroma processing circuitry. This could get expensive to fix and these TVs are known for some other serious issues. I would guess that you can locate a service tech for around $100 or so to get a diagnosis since the company I work for charges $85.00 for call within 10 miles of the shop. Call Toshiba and they'll locate a local authorized service center.


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Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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