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Picture Fades My RCA will work fine when I turn it on, but after a short time it begins to sort of flicker and then fade to black. I can still listen to it and occassionally the screen will re-appear but only for a short time. Is this a bulb issue?ThanksJohn C.

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  • jayflat77 Nov 28, 2007

    I was playing xbox and tv pic freaked out and went blank. Still had sound, but could not see anything! Is this a piece of shit tv from walmart and should I have spent extra on a better one?



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Here is one possible solution:

1. Go back there and get the remote for the RCA.
2. Towards the bottom right you'll see a "FORMAT" button. Press it and look at the screen each time.
3. This changes the screen format between Cinerama, 16:9, 4:3, and all the Zoom formats.
4. ONE of those should be what you're looking for...

Is there a way to reset this TV back to factory defaults through the menu?Try that. Otherwise it is a more serious problem. Call RCA to see if they can help.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007


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