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I do not have the usual problems with this TV. About 90 percent of the time the tv has a hazey green tint. This is not a strip of green, this is the whole screen. Picture looks great when it does work right. I am told bu Sears that it could be a cable or the main board. Any ideas? Even when the TV is acting up you can still see the picture, it is just very ugly. I have tried every connector on the TV and they all act the same.

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Check your connection at the cable or sat box, most of the time its a bad cable, go to hdmi if the hook ups dont work

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