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Picture freezes image in black and whie

My samsung 50 inch rearprojection just freezes the image with no color looks like a back and white cartoon drawing, the sound continues, then the picture goes black. I had thid problem off and on for last 18 months, my color wheel was replaced two years ago. If I keep turning it on and off finally a picture comes back. the picture is perfect, but it freezes the picture more frequently lately. Has anyone seen this type problem, thanks for any help Bill

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  • penjingab Jul 02, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem and it evens happens when I play a dvd movie.

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    I have the same problem with an LG 51-inch rear-projection DLP unit. The picture freezes in a completely black and white state (no grey). The frozen image looks a little like what was being viewed just prior to the lock-up. Turning power off and back on sometimes restores normal operation. The problem occurs regardless of the source - external digital TV receiver or DVD player. Therefore, the problem is not in the internal receiver, nor in the cable, nor in any of the external components. The problem must be in the "monitor" itself.



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If it is on cable it is not your tv.

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