Question about Hitachi 60V500 60" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television
I have a Hitachi model 60v500a. I first replace the lamp of the tv and now the middle of the screen is a little yellowish and foggy. What could it be now?
If you Google "60v500a light engine" you will learn a few things about this set which was first sold in 2003.
There are some class action lawsuits out there for several Hitachi models made at about the same time.
Most of the time these sets develop a discolored area fairly large in the middle of the screen---a lot of them had a large red or pink oval area but other colors are possible.
This set uses a LAMP for the light source and it directs the light into the optical light engine--at the top of the engine is a 3 inch lens that the picture comes out of and is directed into the mirror which puts it on the screen.
Lots of these sets develop a "burn" inside the engine from the heat--there are a series of lens and baffles inside---even slight separation inside will change the color in some area of the picture.
I am sorry to give you bad news but I have replaced a lot of these engines under extended and when they were new mfg. warranty.
The part is no longer available from Hitachi new--the only way to get one is to remove the one in the set and have it sent out for "rebuild" and the last time I saw one the engine was over 600 dollars at the wholesale level not counting the fact that it is major labor to replace.
Find someone in your area familiar with Hitachi and this model and you will see what I am talking about.
Even though this is not good news, I think it is what your problem is.
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Posted on Nov 14, 2009
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