Question about Akai PDP4225M 42 in. Plasma Television

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Green Blotches and Bars

I just purchased the 42" Plasma PDP4225M and hooked it up correctly (using HDMI cable from my HD Cable Box and component cables from my DVD player). The picture is terrible from both the DVD and Cable box....it has green tinted lines and blotches all over the picture. When the screen goes black (like the split second when a program goes to commerical), you can see the green horizontal bars going across the entire screen all the way up and down the screen. Help!

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  • Medford Nov 17, 2007

    have have the same problem with my Akai 42 inch garbage TV. The worse buy ever. If their a solution please let me know.



    Thanks Dave

  • solanodcs Nov 25, 2007

    Same problem but dont have it hooked up with a hdmi cable...
    but a av component cable(red,yellow,white) and instead of green its red....

  • robmx Nov 28, 2007

    Same problem, green lines and pixels in any black area.

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    Mt tv is doing the same thing and its only been hooked up for 2 months.

  • Techrider Dec 06, 2007

    Same problem, and I can tell it has nothing to do with the signal input; when I remove all signal input the same green splotchy background becomes prominent.

    It is my guess that this problem exists at the first tier signal processing area, because when I first start up the TV and teh AKAI splash screen comes up, it is a nice clear blue.

    This problem only exhibited itself about 1 month after I received the TV, before that everything was fine. Now I am looking for warranty support.

  • Ngg71 Dec 07, 2007



    Same same exact issue ... approx 2 months
    after installing. Blueish and greenish patterned lines accross the
    screen. seems to diminish a little bit as the TV warms up .. approx 40
    minutes. I play a lot of video games... should that be a cause?

  • mrchris Mar 17, 2008

    Same problem here, I have the PDP4225M, purchased around 2 years ago. When screen is black or dark I can see green hortizontal bars .... sometimes problem goes away. Happens with DVD and cable box so I know it's the TV. Also tried different TV inputs like HDMI and component input but still persists.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    Horizontal green bar on left side of akai 42 in., need solution

  • tomytodd Jun 18, 2008

    I have the Akai 5016 Plasma...50". Same issue. I disconnected first the DVD, worked ok for awhile, thought maybe the receiver (Yamaha THX) had burned the mother board...nope..called cable out and signal from cable is great and strong and it is definitely the TV which is more than a year outside of the Warranty.....so....on to better technology>>>

  • cclupo Dec 17, 2008

    I have tried everything to get rid of the green bars and blothes and they still appear, this just started several days ago.

  • altoid143 Jan 06, 2009

    The sound comes on but my TV picture keeps jumping around with bars going though it. My cable company said its definately the TV. This is what I get for not getting a SONY!

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I turn the tv on and the tint is off and I can't get it fixed. A friend told me it could be my vidoe card. Is that true?

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Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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I found the exact same issue...unhokked the composite board, problem went all away....had the same heat damage(looked like the board glazing was distorted), and everything is fine now. about 6 months since I fixed mine....local repair guys are clueless....

Posted on May 15, 2008

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I have determined that mine had a problem with the composite input board. I was able to unhook the connections to this board inside the TV, after Akai, and the local repair guys couldn't figure it out....


The problem hasn't come back in a while, and since my setup is all HDMI/Component ins, I didn't affect me at all.

It looked like there was slight heat damage to the board, but not enough that it was caused by a design flaw, more like a manufacturing "accident".

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