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Dark colors Picture going out

Turning on the TV I get a dark tent of color that the adjustments can't fix. After a few minutes the screen flickers. If you can remember how the channels looked like on Cable TV that you did not subsrcibe to but could barely make out a picture, that's what it is doing. It is hooked up to Direct TV. When I change the channel on the TV to another input it looks fine but without a picture. Any ideas? Thanks

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  • oldwiseone Sep 14, 2007

    Changed the video input yesterday to the front and everything is back to normal. Perfect picture. Guess it was just the input on the back of the TV. Maybe a plug or something going out.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I have a 1999 Panasonic 62" screen tv and it has worked fine for years - it is suddenly going dark and adjusting the color will not work. It starts out dark but gets progressively darker as the program goes on. The model number is: PT61G54A. Could it be a part that needs replacement? It is connected to direct TV - this television has always had a great picture. Help - don't want to have to purchase a new television!




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It is hooked up to Direct TV. When I change the channel on the TV to another input it looks fine but without a picture. as you do not see tint in another channel means your color section is ok it is due to video or luminance section.

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