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Hitachi 61SDX picture got dim shows Code 3

My Hitachi 61 SDX is about 6 years old and the picture has become very dim. The Magic Focus does not work properly and after the Magic Focus flashes a few times I get a large number "3" in the bottom right corner. Does anyone know what this code means? Thanks

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Re: Hitachi 61SDX picture got dim shows Code 3

Use the advanced options page and reset the factor blue and red convergence defaults then do re apply the auto color defaults color at first it seemed very red (which is good because red was the missing factor in the green picture) but after reseting all the color and tints to the normal ranges I then reset the color auto correct again and all seems fine.

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