Question about Mitsubishi VS-55707 TV

1 Answer

Picture darker/less color/smaller until warm up

Seems something is wearing out & I'm trying to decide to bury it, repair it or upgrade. It's been a great TV but I don't want to kick a dead horse. The description pretty much sums it up. It's taking longer to "warm up" and get a good picture. The color is mostly dark/brown when first turned on. The picture is also less than full screen. After maybe 15 minutes from turning it on we're back to a normal picture. We've done the advanced convergance which helped sharpen the picture & color but the "aging" problem still exists. I'm wondering what might cause this and what an estimated cost would be. Do I say goodbye to my 8 year old friend or say good buy to a nice new plasma or LCD which I'd prefer to put off for a few years?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 135 Answers
Re: Picture darker/less color/smaller until warm up

Hi there!
Have you checked for dust on the Tubes and mirror? This may cause a bad picture quality. Also power supply related problems like capacitors can cause a dark picture. Try replacing some of them in the power supply area and line stage.Also adjustments in the service mode,but for this you will need the service manual. Good Luck,JUS004

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Toshiba 27A45 picture and colors began to get darker and darker until whole screen is black. Sound still good. After a minute or two the picture returns fast.

Sounds like horizonal output transistor could be over heating. There could be other problems. But I would start there. You can find the part number on the schematic inside the set. If you change it yourself don't forget to use the included insulater. Part should cost between 15 & 20 dollars. You will need make & model # of set at electronic parts store.
Diagrahm inside set will show you location of transistor

Jun 07, 2011 | Toshiba 27A45 27" TV

1 Answer

Picture has become progressively dark 27'' TV JVC AV-27320

disgaussing will not help this problem..i am scared your picture tube problem or try to change the crt socket first it is not cost much

Jul 01, 2009 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

1 Answer

Dark picture

I contacted Sony directly. They were able to help me and didn't try to rip me off with some plan I didn't need.

Apr 12, 2009 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36FS120 36" TV

1 Answer

Color adjustment on Sony 36" Trinitron

Unfortunately, the CRT (Picture Tube) is reaching its very end. Your set is not feasible to service even if the CRT would still be available from Sony or any jobbers.

I would be seriously shopping for a new TV set!

Jerry G.

Oct 27, 2008 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-34HS420 34" TV

1 Answer

Samsung 61 inch DLP Has a strobe light affect

possible color wheel,call for est cost of repair

Jul 29, 2008 | Samsung DLP HL-P5663W 56" TV

1 Answer

7 year old sony wega 32 inch

There are 3 components that control color, and it sounds like one of those are bad.
You will have to get it repaired.
I would talk to your local repair shop, and see what their estimate is, before deciding on repair or replacement.

Mar 14, 2008 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-32FS120 32" TV

1 Answer

Zenith Dual receiver PIP 27 " standard "portable" TV color problems

from sympton it looks to me that you should go for new one.

Oct 05, 2007 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

1 Answer

Poor color

I am about to say something that may sound stupid but it sounds like you are experiencing this. After years of use you CRT guns in your case the gun in each one of your CRTs(RGB) begins to oxidize and decrease in its ability to provide electrons for the scaning beam this creates a dark picture. Common problem? yes, over time, but for it to happen in just six years is strange but it can. Major Problem to have repaired? No, the technician will use a CRT rejuvenator on all three of your guns and then balance them and you are off and running. Now the other problem that might be occuring low CRT anode voltage. this could happen. Common problem? yes, it is the best choice Major Problem to have repaired? yes and no depending on which components are bad.

Sep 20, 2007 | Hitachi 43FDX01B TV

1 Answer

Strange picture issues

check near lineoutput transformer low value resistor eiher open circuit or high needs technician

Mar 18, 2007 | Samsung DynaFlat TX-P3064W 30" TV

Not finding what you are looking for?
Mitsubishi VS-55707 TV Logo

90 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mitsubishi Standard (CRT) Televisions Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66413 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1187 Answers


Level 3 Expert

6993 Answers

Are you a Mitsubishi Standard (CRT) Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides