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Um I JUST BOUGHT a 50v500 tv

Im NOT happy just bought from a friend. Got it home and now the RED SCREEN/Pink screen. Im more then upset concerning this. An now stuck with a pink tv and arguing about it with a close friend. Im assuming a Engine replacement is in the works here? Any estimates on total cost?

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The pink/red is a well known and common defect in this TV. When it happened to my TV, I contacted Hitachi directly at the 1-800-Hitachi number. I asked to speak to someone in Consumer Relations and told them about my problem. The part required to fix the set is quite expensive, but after a conversation with the Rep, they agreed to cover the cost of the part. The part gets shipped to a repair person in your area, (beware the labor can also be costly).

Posted on Oct 05, 2007


Contact a parts dist. They may be able to provide you with information regarding this part

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