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Hitachi 50v500 I have a blue blob on the top through the middle, and a red blob in the middle. I have recently changed the bulb, and also had the ballast changed. Very expensive. Is there anything I can do without having to pay out more technician fees?

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  • dnutdlux Jun 15, 2008

    I have the same "Blue Blob" creeping down my screen and i don't want replace the wrong part.

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    I HAVE A BLUEISH BLOB ON MY TV SCREEN

  • buffyou812 Jun 22, 2008

    same blue blob that is spreading across my screen!!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    Close to $1000 to repair. It is the light engine. I gave up, cheaper to buy a new one, and certainly not a rear projection.....never again.

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To all that are experiencing the blue blob. This is result of poor maintenance. Projectors must be kept clean on all air intakes. This is to help you all understand the failure cause. Usally not worth repairing.

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The blue blob is most likely a problem consistent with a light engine failure. i should know since i am on my 50V500's 3rd light engine. i hope you have a warranty because it's close to a $1000 repair. ...oh, and i had the same blue blob at one point and it would not go away until the light engine was replaced.

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