Question about Hitachi 50V500 50 in. HD-Ready LCD Television
I do not have good news for you---this model is prone to the optical light engine going bad---usually a red oval area in the middle of the screen----I have also read that there are now several class action lawsuits related to this problem in this set. You can Google the model number and you will set what I am talking about.
I have replaced several light engines(called an optical engine) in this model--both the 50V500 and the 60V500 have this problem.
The last time I checked the optical engine wholesaled for about 600 dollars and is major labor to replace--I had someone else here ask me about this set---He was in Canada and the first time he called Hitachi he was told they were not aware of any problem--after posting here with me he called them back and someone admitted they knew about this but had been told not to say anything or admit any problem---thousands of these sets all have the same problem.
Clearly the set is not worth a 600 dollar part plus labor---considering the cost of new sets, but the only other option you have is to try to connect with one of the several class action lawsuits---I found them by typing the model number and lawsuit after it on Google.
I know I am not giving you good news but I know this set.
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Posted on Sep 11, 2009
I have a "ghost image" of everything
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
There are light engines for sale on eBay for around $400US. Our TV does not show any white - only greens and yellows where the white should be. I found the 50V500 manual online - can the engine be replaced D.I.Y. without soldering or special tools?
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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