Question about Hitachi 50VS810 50" Rear Projection HDTV

1 Answer

Problems with brightness on the hitachi 50v810

How can the picture be brightened on the 50v810?

The picture on the tv is unusually dark even when the brightness is 100% When brightened up the picture becomes washed out looking. I have had the set for about 3 years. Would age on the projection lamp cause a decrease in picture brightness?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    the picture comes on but will not lighten. brightness is set at 1oo but tv is still dark.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 579 Answers

Yes, they dim as they age, and you've done well to get 3 years out of one.
Projection TV makers charge an arm and a leg for their replacement lamps. They make it easy to do but as a result the custom lamp assy is expensive. The trick is to just buy the bulb for your model TV from any number of us aftermarket sources at a fraction of the lamp price and install it in the old lamp yourself. really easy.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a lg 32" tv and have connected everything

Dark picture means you have low brightness on the screen. Please increase the brightness. Also try increasing the back light intensity.

Sep 11, 2014 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Dark picture,can't get it to brighten up with menu color settings.

Assuming brightness and contrast (picture on some sets) does not help it could be a number of things, how old is this set?

Dec 15, 2012 | Sanyo DS25390 TV

1 Answer

Dark picture after changing bulb

If not bright again and not a generic bulb-possible problem with the lamp ballast that powers the lamp.

Nov 05, 2012 | Hitachi Televison & Video

1 Answer

I have an old Orion TV134R . The picture is so dark on it that I need night-vision goggles to watch it . How can I brighten it up? I don't have the original remote control. Thank you.

how about in the menu button you can not get an adjustment in brightness control. if the display in the screen is too dark either in any channel or even watching a movie from an input source like dvd player, then i may say that the picture tube need now replacement.

Aug 12, 2012 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

The picture is really dark even though I have the brightness set to a hundred percent

brightness isn't brightness, its technically called white level, as for the fault, probably a power supply issue, also turn the brightness down as having it set to high can cause long term damage to the tube.

Apr 18, 2010 | Hitachi 43FDX01B TV

1 Answer

Dark Picture no brightness

Sorry But your TV is Not DLP,it is projection it has 3 Tubes Red/Green/Blue Deflection Board for this
TV cost $508.35 {Encompass Parts Distrubtion} Has the Boards for this TV 1-800-638-3328

Jan 21, 2010 | Hitachi 51F59 51" HDTV Projection...

1 Answer

My 61" hitachi rear proj has a very dark picture.

It sounds that lamp in TV is weak and not throwing enough light to bright the screen for good image.
How old is this TV and did you replaced its Lamp recently?
If lamp has not been replaced yet or in last 2-3 years, replace it.

Oct 13, 2009 | Hitachi 50V500 50 in. HD-Ready LCD...

1 Answer

TV is dark

you can fix this problem. remove your tv back cover, there is a part called Flyback. attaching to picture tube. it has two probs for adjesting focus and brightness.adjust your brightness porbe.

Aug 16, 2009 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Hitachi model 57SWX20B which has a dark screen

loss of brightness could need the mirror and lens cleaned and also the screen.if the tv is over 8 years old then the crts are getting weak.

Jul 28, 2009 | Hitachi 57SWX20B 57" Rear Projection...

2 Answers

PS2 Picture Problem

Hi MG86,

Most PS2 games are dark and auto brightness controls will casue your LCD tv to brighten up automatically in response the dark video coming from PS2 games. I suggest you get into the menu settings of your TV and find a setting that will shut off the auto picture controls.

Nov 23, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hitachi 50VS810 50" Rear Projection HDTV Logo

657 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hitachi Televison & Video Experts

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2326 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

75032 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Hitachi Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides