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Vizio VX32L HDTV that has gone Predator on me

I have a Vizio VX32L HDTV. I purchased it in Sept 2007. For the past month the image appears as a "negative image." If you have ever seen Predator, it looks like the Predator's thermal imaging...bright pink, blue, yellow, orange. This image comes and goes, and is pixalated. The image is there even when playing a DVD, so it is definitely the TV. I called Vizio and was told to reset the settings, which only made things worse. The warranty has expired and I was told to call their service repair department, ITI. Anyone know what to do or how much it would cost to fix a problem like this? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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  • eugenepjohns May 10, 2009

    My 32" Vizio screen color just started showing up as inverted as well... does anyone have a fix for this?

  • ryubaum May 17, 2009

    Thanks Vortash! You have certainly helped me. I am scheduled to drop the unit off to have a diagnostic done on Monday and armed with what you have said, I hope to not be jerked around. Thanks again!

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Hi ryubaum I am Vortash from what I can see your not on your own with this problem it seems a number of people are having the same fault with various models .. here in the uk we attend regular updates from companies that inform us of stock faults ... that's faults that are most likely to appear on certain models over time ,and how to repair them .. unfortunately I am in the uk and have not worked on the us export versions of these sets and there would possibly be a difference in the stock fault reasons . All I can tell you for sure is that the problem lies in either your chroma section of the set or the main system control module ( the IC that responds to your settings commands from the Remote )
I have had similar problems with other sets of corruption of the processor and all it needs is resetting , but as for cost, here it would be approx £ 65 70 £80 that's about $ 160 at the most providing it is not an actual LCD fault hope this is of help Regards Vortash

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