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Hey own a 2003 hitachi model #46f500. love it a lot,but has a tint of red on screen. when dark movies are on gets real dark. when its day light on tv it looks great. info please

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It sounds like the CRT tubes are weak which will not practical to replace them.

But try to clean the dust on tube first and if it doesn;t help do this...

Caution!
Risk of electric shock, focus block carries 4 kilo votls, do at your own risk or DO NOT do it at all.

Just try to adjust the screen voltage adjustment to brighten the 3 tubes from focus block, to do this you have to open the back then let the TV run for abut 10 minutes beofre adjusting, each tube has its own screen voltage adjustment, read the label make sure not to tuch the focus adjusment, do not crank up too much make it very slow or your TV will show retrace lines or it will shutdown.

good luck.

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