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Distorted color...Bulbs??? Our color has a blue green tint and we were told to change the bulbs. Does that solution sound accurate? Exactly what kind of bulbs do we need (item description and number)? Thank You!!!

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    I have green verticla lin on the left side of the tv



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No is does not. did you try to do the convervence from the menu?

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I painted light gray that now looks lavender on the wall...I am pretty sure it is the lighting in the room (CFL bulbs) as when I take the roller into another room with natural light or fluorescent lighting...

I painted for many years. And now work with photoshop each day.
The selected grey was probably in the blue family instead of yellow family. Most interior colors look better if they come from the warm yellow family, including greys.
There are greys for every color in the spectrum ... from yellow to red to blue. If you pick a grey with bit of red, it will start to look mauve. Orange and it will look brown. Blues inside the grey will turn purple real quick.
Moreover, all colors and finishes are contextual and pick up surrounding colors. Especially satin-or-shiny finishes, because they pick up local colors that change intended hue. For example blue drapes will turn white room bluish. If the house next door is red, and the light comes in window, it will turn white room into pink. Green leaves, and the light from window turn white room green. So when you pick a grey that has bit of blue, the color can change for many reasons beside light bulb. Each room is totally different.
Most folks pick colors by looking at color chip in the store, instead of painting a section of wall inside home. And most folks do not ask the paint store clerk which tints are in that particular color. Sometimes the black tint will turn some bases into a bluish hue.
Go back to paint store and get another grey color from the yellow spectrum.

May 20, 2013 | Home

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Must have blown something...all of a sudden after 9 yrs of use...picture is distorted. seems to arch toward the middle and mostly red and blue. Can watch it but very very distorted. sup?

I had the same kind of problem with a projection tv I had it was as simple as removing the front panel to expose the lightbulbs where there are 6 screws two for each color one for focus and one for power if after adjusting theese and going into the setup and adjust the color calibration it still does not work you want to make sure the three light bulbs on the bottom are alll working as missing one light can cause tints and the distortion your talking about

Mar 30, 2010 | Sony KP-53HS30 53" Rear Projection...

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Alignment of the bulbs to converge

These sets have several common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence


  • Screen Looks Distorted/3D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over. Symtoms
  • Dull looking screen
  • White looking sceen
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking

You can see some examples and find a fix here...


Mar 16, 2010 | Philips 46PP9302 46" Rear Projection...

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Color changed suddenly, no red, just green/yellow/blue

Sounds like the color wheel has gone bad and needs to be replaced. This is located behind the back panel.

May 21, 2009 | LG 37LP1D 37 in. LCD Television

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Color not bright bulbs? repairman?

RED-GREEN-BLUE TUBES cost $400.00 per Tube.

Feb 12, 2009 | Samsung HCL4715W 47" Rear Projection...

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Actually, we didn't remove any bulbs, we removed the lamp in the back of the tv.

Dec 14, 2008 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

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Picture calibration settings for 42lg70

Picture Menu
Picture Mode: Expert1
*Backlight: 16
*Contrast: 83
*Brightness: 53
Sharpness: 50
*Color: 55
*Tint: 0
Expert Control
  • Fresh Contrast: Off
  • Noise Reduction: Medium
  • Gamma: Medium
  • Black Level: Low
  • Real Cinema: On
  • TruMotion: Low
  • Color Standard: HD (N/A w/HDMI)
  • White Balance: Warm
  • **Method: 10-Point IRE
    • 10 IRE
      • **Red: 1
      • **Green: 2
      • **Blue: -16
    • 20 IRE
      • **Red: -6
      • **Green: 0
      • **Blue: -7
    • 30 IRE
      • **Red: -5
      • **Green: 0
      • **Blue: -4
    • 40 IRE
      • **Red: -8
      • **Green: 0
      • **Blue: -4
    • 50 IRE
      • **Red: -4
      • **Green: 4
      • **Blue: -4
    • 60 IRE
      • **Red: -6
      • **Green: 6
      • **Blue: -5
    • 70 IRE
      • **Red: -8
      • **Green: 3
      • **Blue: -10
    • 80 IRE
      • **Red: -8
      • **Green: 7
      • **Blue: -16
    • 90 IRE
      • **Red: -9
      • **Green: 5
      • **Blue: -18
    • 100 IRE
      • **Red: -10
      • **Green: 4
      • **Blue: -9
Color Management System
  • Red Color: 0
  • Red Tint: 0
  • Green Color: 0
  • Green Tint: -15
  • Blue Color: 0
  • Blue Tint: 11
  • Yellow Color: 15
  • Yellow Tint: 2
  • Cyan Color: -15
  • Cyan Tint: 0
  • Magenta Color: 0
  • Magenta Tint: -1

lg70 nice tv excellent processor just to bad there is no intensity control on color management oh well still better than what the three s are pushing block out the hype lg will be number 1 in a few years haters are starting to come around and well leds coming,

p.s. i dont work for lg just tired of losers bashing stuff because they dont own it.
im isf certified those settings are right on the money straighter than a ruler

Oct 05, 2008 | Televison & Video

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Picture settings

Colorimetre HCFR software
AVC HD 709 calibration disk
Spyder2 colorimeter (I know most prefer the Eye-One meters, but the Spyder2 was available from my job at no cost)

Here are the settings:

PS3 Blu-Ray player

Output Format (HDMI): Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr (important!!! NOT RGB output)
BD 1080p 24hz Output (HDMI): On (this TV can reproduce video at 48hz for accurate 2:2 pulldown)
Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr Super White (HDMI): On (not sure if this matters)

42LG50 Settings

Aspect Ratio: Set By Program (Personal Preference)
Picture Mode: Expert 1
Backlight: 50 (Personal Preference)
Contrast: 54
Brightness: 54
Sharpness: 40 (Personal Preference)
Color: 50
Tint: 0

Fresh Contrast: Off
Noise Reduction: Off
Gamma: Medium
Black Level: Low
Real Cinema: On

White Balance: Warm
Method: 10 Point IRE

10 (-3,8,-16)
20 (15,24,-21)
30 (20,36,-22)
40 (3,19,-40)
50 (8,34,-41)
60 (10,50,-20)
70 (-5,50,-8)
80 (-16,50,18
90 (-14,50,30)
100 (-22,38,21)

Red Color: -3
Red Tint: 0
Green Color: 10
Green Tint: 0
Blue Color: 14
Blue Tint: 0
Yellow Color: 0
Yellow Tint: 1
Cyan Color: -11
Cyan Tint: 0
Magenta Color: 0
Magenta Tint: -2

Take time to get used to the settings, you may think the screen looks dull at first. The truth is most people have way too much contrast on their TVs.
These settings will also work for Cable or Dish hookups, in which case you may change the Noise Reduction option to Medium to reduce signal noise.



Backlight: 65
Contrast: 55
Brightness: 45
Sharpness: 50
Color: 45
Tint: 0

Fresh Contrast: Off
Noise Reduction: Off
Gamma: Medium
Black Level: Low
Real Cinema: On

White Balance: Warm
Method: 2 Point

Red Color: 3
Red Tint: 0
Green Color: 9
Green Tint: 2
Blue Color: -1
Blue Tint: 0
Yellow Color: 6
Yellow Tint: 5
Cyan Color: -1
Cyan Tint: 1
Magenta Color: 2
Magenta Tint: -1

Sep 15, 2008 | LG 42LG50 42 in. LCD HDTV

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Color quality

The lamps may not be the problem; it would be highly unusual for two of them to fail at the same time.

I don't think (unless it is a familiar problem to someone here) that you will find a good answer here.
It sounds more like a house call for a tech.
Sorry -

Jun 18, 2008 | Toshiba 51H83 51" Rear Projection...

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Coloring going out on big screen

the tubes go for around 300 each and you have 3 of them, But you dont need new tubes. Change the CRT coolant and you will see your color will come back and so wont the clarity.

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