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Blue Streak I purchased a Hitachi 50V500A in January of 2005. About 6 months ago I started to get a blue streak in the upper right corner. Within a few days it started to move to the left and by this time was from the top to the bottom of the screen. It took about a week for it to move across. It look like it was going to come out of the problem, but instead it stopped and is now on the left side of the screen about 8 inches for the left side. Also there is a circle in the middle of the screen that is out of focus. Any help?

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    I have blue streaks which began on the top left of the screen and have now proceeded to travel across the screen.
    I read on this site i need an optical engine? Where would I get one for a Zenith and how much do they run?



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I had the same problem w/ the same TV about 6 months ago. You need a new optical engine. Hopefully you are still under warranty. Once that was replaced, the tv looks great.

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