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Hitachi 57F500, Dark areas

Hi, i have this Hitachi 57F500 around 3 years and now i notice some dark areas in the movies looks like i am watching tv from 180 angle, it looks like when we saw the laptop screen from an angle and all looks dark, so the dark areas in any movie looks like leaving an impression on screen

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My hitachi 57f500 turns itself off after 3 hours of use. Turning it back on restores the picture,

Hi I am Vortash
There may be actually nothing wrong with your set ? .......
This set has an anti surge protection circuit and it is designed to shut down should the incoming power peak above 240 volts or more , is this happenig at random times or around the same time in the evening or day it may be that this safety device is protecting the set .. sometimes local area transformers peak at the time of most consumer requirements this may just coincide to when you sit down to watch tv .. however if it has a habit of doing it at different times during the day .. then this safety circuit may be at fault and require an engineer to service the tv and check for poor components that have changed value .. It explains this is in the manual if you do not have one for your set you can download one for free from hope this is of help regards Vortash

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Dark Color on TV. Can't adjust the color correctly

Having same problem now for a second time on a 57T500. First time was a bad green bulb that was covered under warranty. Only lasted 2 years....currently debating wether to fix or buy a new set. Bulbs cost about $300. Set is only 5 years old, so very dissapointed with quality.

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Dark background blue tint

Try the Magic Focus option on the menu screen found under "Picture". Make sure the TV is on for 20 minutes before activating this option. It is also best to run this when the room is dark.

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I have a 57x500 Hitachi ultravision digital t,v,.....When we try to watch DVD Movies or vhs,the screen has the dark side bars on the side,,how do adjust the screen to make the movies fit on the screen so...

On your remote there should be a button that says "Aspect" or "Pic Size". Press thisuntil the video fills the screen. If you do not have the remote of don't have the original remote, this setting can be found by preesing the menu button on the tv, go down to video settings and it should be listed under "Aspect Ratio", change it untill the video fills the screen.

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HItachi 57F500

The projection tubes are wearing down. This is a common cause of the decrease of brightness range.

You can call a service man who knows the model of set and has the service manuals. He can go through the set and confirm if the tubes are actualy wearing down or there are failed components. If the tubes are wearing, he can increase the bias setups to the tubes to make them a little less dark. This may not last very long.

If there are failed components he can troubleshoot for them and replace them.

Personally, I would be shopping for a new set.

Jerry G.

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Dlp has dark blue areas on screen

Have you tried magic focus? if that doesn't work
replace the pcb convergence board,, It costs $96 and takes 10 minutes to replace you will have to manually line up your convergence afterward as the settings go to factory default. Everyone that owns this set has or will have to replace this part within 3 years
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Part number bp94-00155a

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Hitachi 57f500 blurriness and getting darker

Sound like you need clean fluid and some adjustments.

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Screen getting dark

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