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I replaced the lamp in my 60V500A lcd rear projetion televison but now I have a red spot in the middle of the screen

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Remove and clean or replace the optical engine assy.

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Good Luck with this. We have complained about a darkening screen we were told to replace the lamp. We did so for $100. After the problem was only getting worse, they said it was because I did not purchase a "Hitachi" bulb. They stated they knew their's were more expensive ($300) but should solve the problem. Well, we didn't bite. It became clear that we no longer could see blues, pinks, yellow, and most browns. A call back to customer service stating these problems ended with us learning we needed to replace a color engine to the tune of $850-$1200. We have only had the tv for about 4 years. Needless to say we bought a new Samsung Plasma for a little more than the replacement part. Hitachi products, never again.

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If you Google "60v500a light engine" you will learn a few things about this set which was first sold in 2003.

There are some class action lawsuits out there for several Hitachi models made at about the same time.

Most of the time these sets develop a discolored area fairly large in the middle of the screen---a lot of them had a large red or pink oval area but other colors are possible.

This set uses a LAMP for the light source and it directs the light into the optical light engine--at the top of the engine is a 3 inch lens that the picture comes out of and is directed into the mirror which puts it on the screen.

Lots of these sets develop a "burn" inside the engine from the heat--there are a series of lens and baffles inside---even slight separation inside will change the color in some area of the picture.

I am sorry to give you bad news but I have replaced a lot of these engines under extended and when they were new mfg. warranty.

The part is no longer available from Hitachi new--the only way to get one is to remove the one in the set and have it sent out for "rebuild" and the last time I saw one the engine was over 600 dollars at the wholesale level not counting the fact that it is major labor to replace.

Find someone in your area familiar with Hitachi and this model and you will see what I am talking about.

Even though this is not good news, I think it is what your problem is.

If this helps you, rate this solution as I do this here for FREE.

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I suggest u retrace you the steps u took to replace your lamp make sure no foriegn objects got on the prism where the light shines throung the optics engine, if you remove the lamp compartment througly. If you had a perfect picture prior to replacing the lamp, then retracing your steps you might find something that does not belone. One final note: Did you purchase the right lamp 120watts anything higher than this wattage could damage your optics engine. I suggest never vacuuming the compartment because particals fly around from the suction and could get on the glass of the color wheel asembly.

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They are quite aware of the problem and will not do anything about it; there is talk in the USA about a class action law suit---both the 50V500 and the 60V500 have this problem-----it is a damaged optical engine(called a light engine also)

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