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57" Sony Wide Screen Projection TV with a green hue

We had a severe "green hue" to the whole picture then we got advice on how to open the front panel, locate the six screws that adjust the 3 colors and the focus, turn the screw for the green until the green goes away, then adjust the red and blue to balance all three out. We did this and it seems to have fixed this "green hue" issue but we were also advised that this may only be a temporary fix that if the "green hue" returns again we may have a more serious problem that could be a number of things from a bad CRT, etc. Can you tell us what you feel about this issue if this fix lasts only a short time? And if this problem returns can we not just repeat this process again to fix it until we have the money to have it repaired? Or is there anyway we can determine for sure what the problem is and fix it ourselves or not??

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You were given some pretty good advice but what you need now is a BK467 crt tester and the pin-out connections. Each tube, especially the green, will need to be tested for high/low emmisions and shorts. Don't take it on faith that having it rejuvenated will work for anything other than temporary either. You're probably lloking at replacing at least the green crt and it ain't cheep..
PS, don't kill the messenger either - - I don't like giving bad news and any shop you take it too will not relish in telling you what I just did.. I have 20 years in the repair industry and it's never pleasant telling a customer it's time for considering an new TV...

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