Question about Philips 60P8342 60" Rear Projection Television
I have a 54" tv and the picture is kind of red, do I need to change something so the image looks better
I would say the problem is algae.
Algae can grow in a glycol fluid that resides in a lens chamber on top of the 3 CRT's inside the tv. There are 3 of these. They are red, green, and blue. The red light from the red CRT hampers the growth of the algae. Green and blue however, do not.
To repair is usually quite complicated. I'm sure the color issue did not happen overnight. If it did, it was probably due to a cable or tuner issue or some other electrical problem.
If it happened over time, then the problem is definately algae. The algae infested glycol fluid dims and diffuses the green and blue light coming from the CRT's. You will see green and blue, but only what appears to be a patch of color directly in the center of your view.
To fix, you have to remove the dirty CRT's, drain the glycol, sterilize all parts and refill with new clean and sterile fluid. Also, you must not get any of this fluid on any circuits in the process as it conducts electricity.
There are also dangerous voltages present inside your television. You might get zapped to death if you don't know what you're doing.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
If you are running component video, make sure the blue is plugged in and in the right spot. Component video works like this: the green is a black and white image, the red and blue are cover overlays to make the image display properly. So if everything looks plugged in right, then try plugging in a composite video (Yellow) or S-video cable switching to the appropriate input, and see if the image is still red. If so, go to the set up and set the set to factory defaults, and see if that fixes the color issue, It's possible that the color settings on the TV are messed up, with the S-video plugged in go through the set up menu and see if you can correct the color issue IF THE IMAGE IS STILL RED WITH THE S-VIDEO OR COMPOSITE VIDEO, otherwise the issue is a problem with the component video cable.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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