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Screen turns green after 20 minutes of use

Have a small static line at top of TV. Screen begins to get green blotches in it once TV has been on for 20 minutes or so. TV is brand new

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Static line at top is a problem with the broadcast input. many cable boxes and satellites create this because they dont quite fill the true resolution that the tv is capable of. the green splotches sound like overheating of the lcd lamps. id return it for a new one.

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