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Problems I have several red ines on my screen that are 1inch thick going up and down on screen. I have called lg and tv is over 2 years old so they wont warrenty it.

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Its a hardware problem. If its an expensive TV it may be worth getting someone to look at it and get it fixed. If its a cheaper one better off buying a new one.

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