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The entire picture area has a green tint. Adjusting the red/green levels doesn't help . The problem seems to have happened overnight. We were watching it yesterday and everything was fine. Now everything is green. I tried switching inputs ie:satellite, antenna, dvd and they are all equally green. It is a Samsung dlp 61a750 set.

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  • bndsteward Jul 27, 2009

    The tv is only 1 year old and my husband is quite attached to it!! Are you suggesting it isn't worth fixing?

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How old is your lamp? This isn't likely the problem, but they do tend to go out over time. This could also be related to the colorwheel motor going out or the DMD board sending a faulty signal. I would suspect this to be about a 200-300 repair. The diagnosis process is going to be hit and miss. How attached to the tv are you? :)

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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    Axle80 Jul 31, 2009

    If the TV is about a year old, is there anysort of warranty left? If not, are you comfortable dismantling this tv and doing some diagnosing? If it were me, I'd start by checking the color wheel for any missing or broken glass. Can you hear any abnormal sounds coming from the tv, whiring or buzzing?

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