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SONY 57' HDTV color projection TV, red color dominance on-screen

I have a SONY 57' HDTV color projection TV, bought about 5 years ago.The problem now-it has all red dominance color on the screen.

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Re: SONY 57' HDTV color projection TV, red color...

These tv's have a problem with bad crt's you could try to replace the red but a better choice would be all three

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After 5 minutes the picture goes red

That model is famous for having CRT issues. Chances are the Red CRT or one of the CRT drive board is whats causing the issue. Usually if the set shuts down shortly after turning all red then its the CRT. But if it just turns red and keeps working it could be one of the CRT boards dropping out causing the Red to become dominate.

Jun 19, 2012 | Sony KP-57WV700 57" Rear Projection HDTV

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Colors are way off. Too much orange, colors eratic.

You need a convergence kit. Search Goo*le and will have a kit make for your specific tv.

Replace with the kit and your colors will be better than ever!

Thank you!

Jun 14, 2011 | Hitachi 57F510 57" Rear Projection...

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I have a large sony hd read projection / a few days ago - i started getting faint green lines that are arched - higher in the center - symmetrical, an about 1.5 inches apart - a few times , the tv has...

All projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both.

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....

  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.



Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

TV set after fluid change



You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya

Jan 09, 2011 | Sony KP-57WV700 57" Rear Projection HDTV

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I have a KP-51ws520 that a friend gave up on and bought a new LCD TV. About a year ago, after a power outage in our neighborhood, this tv now has noticeable streaks across the screen at all times. Is...

It depends on what the problem actually is; are the streaks colors like red or blue outlines around lettering etc?

The more you tell me the better I can help. I will post a photo or two of what convergence problems look like.
This set is also prone to another problem, on a blank video input look at the screen: you should only see Video 1 (etc) and if you see faint curved lines (red, green or blue) and or the back ground is also wrong color you have the second problem.

let me know which it is.. If this information helped you rate this solution as very helpful as I do this here for free.



Aug 20, 2010 | Sony KP-51WS520 51" Rear Projection...

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Hi, I have a Sony KP-57WS510 57 in. Rear

Projection TV sets have several common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence


  • Screen Looks 3-D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Example Photo:
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over.


  • Dull Video, Washed out
  • White/Bright looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking
Example Photo:

You can see more examples and find a fix here...


Mar 25, 2010 | Sony KP-57WS510 57" Rear Projection HDTV

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Hi. On my sony 57in. tv i am getting red arched lines over the entire screen, and double images. 5 years ago i had a similar ocurrence and the tech changed a module. What is the cause ? and why again so...

2 Things can cause this Red Tube needs to be adjust down on screen drive control or you need to replace Both of your STK ICS. Sony has alot of problems with Defective Tubes.Red and Blue Shorted out the most.

Mar 24, 2010 | Sony KP-57WS510 57" Rear Projection HDTV

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Stanby light blinks 5 times

Go to this Blog. It "should " solve the problem.
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Mar 08, 2009 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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Full screen has lighter colors on 8 inches on both sides.


Dec 26, 2008 | Sony KP-57WS500 57" Rear Projection...

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Sony projection tv 5 years old

you will need to call an electronic repair shop to get this problem resolved

Oct 30, 2008 | Sony KP-57WV700 57" Rear Projection HDTV

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Overpoewering red

Every person I know who purchased this very expensive unit has had this problem early in the life of the TV. Sony is no help. Sony will suggest you take it to a repair facility. Sony from years ago is not the Sony of today. It was expensive to purchase and it will gouge you with repairs. Your choice. I eventually discarded my set and purchased a JVC. These rear projection TV's are garbage and Sony knows it and they dont care. Seems like the last for only a few years and then major problems occur. My solution replace it!

May 15, 2007 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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