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The color on my hitachi 50v500 is dull and not sharp! Help

My hitachi is a couple years old. the color on the tv has been very dark. with HD i was expecting viberent colors but so far no luck! Do i need a part for my tv so i can get a brighter sharper picture??? someone please help me! caleb

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Try replacing the lamp first, If your lamp is over a year old. Next Clean the optical lens. This is kinda of involved just getting into the unit to clean.You might want to contact an authorized servicer for this.

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