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Grey Screen with 480p signals (or higher)

The manual states that the TV can support signals of 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i, but when I select this format (with my Nintendo Wii or Sony PS3) the screen turns to greyscale.

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Re: Grey Screen with 480p signals (or higher)

I've had a KP 53HS10 for close to 8 years I think. 4 years ago the picture started blinking after long use, then more and more often. I had a repairman come and replace the tuner card (that's all I know about what he did). Now that I finally have HD from cable, I've found that 720 doesn't work and 1080i works, but the picture blinks on and off apparently struggling with some inner problems. Everything looks great, for a second and then it blinks. The red light blinks 5 times repeatedly while this is going on. I called SONY 5 times means get a repair man. I searching forms like this for help as well.

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