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LG TV I had an LG 42pc3D that LG had Circuit City replace. They poeple atCircuitCity gave me a 42lc5d. First of all I was told the LCD would be better in my bright living room but it seems to have a film over it when my over head light is on. The picture quality is terrible. On HD channels it looks amazing but when playing a DVD or most regular channels the faces look almost fake. It looks more like claymation. You can see the color separation. This is a brand new televison and I have not adjusted any of the special settings but I don't want to make it worse. Both Circuit City and LG seem to have no suggestions. My husband is deployed and I am not all that electronic savy so where should I start to make this TV look better.

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SOURCE: Color of people's faces in movies played via DVD is now blue since connected to LCD TV

The reason the picture is blue on the DVD is because you have poor video cables running the feed, probably RCA yellow cable im guessing. Get some nice component cables for the DVD feed and it will fix you right up.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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what kind of cables are you using? Make sure you get the HDMI cables. Also, the S and V Sony series only have a refresh rate of 60Hz, which means that when you get fast action scenes or when people are moving, you will see a very noticeable blur. There really is nothing you can do about this. I had a V series and immediately returned for a W series, which has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Sometimes, you can still see the pixelation, especially if the TV can't handle the response time, but it is definitely less noticeable than the other series.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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SOURCE: vizio 42" fhdtv - need help for better picture quality settings

Since you're using "analog cable", I would adjust the television such that the picture is not streched. This means there will be black bars to the left/right of the 4:3 picture, but you should experience some improvement in picture quality because the TV is not trying to interpolate what to do with an already crappy analog cable signal.

You may also want to add a signal booster where the cable first enters your residence... often, folks split that analog signal up so much it is weak... and looks much like you describe.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Dark picture!

The Lamp it self, the Ballast, or the Power Supply that powers the Ballast. Even a combination of the Lamp and Power Supply is a common problem. If you have not replaced the Lamp since you have owned the set I would replace that first. The Lamp has about a 3000 to 5000 hour life span.
Hope this helps,

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Dynex 37" LCD TV bad color

You have a bad LCD control board going bad,Color getting floresent? Or pixely? esp. when you have it on for a bit. Common prop. But finding parts is a prob.
They are no longer in buis. Try Shop Jimmy,or even Ebay. Encompass does not have any. Runs about 40-60.

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If you or your husband have some electronic experience, if you can find and purchase a Service Manual over the internet; It will help you diagnose the source of the problem and fix it by soldering in the new part. The Service Manual will give you circuit diagrams, test points, and part# lists. Usually, cost under $20. And most cases the new part cost less than $15.

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This link sells repacement boards for your TV. If you know which ones the tech said are bad, you can order them and replace the board yourself.

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I hope I shed some light on the subject for you.

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Hitachi's are nothing but trouble. Take a write-off and just move on. I still have not decided what to do with my Hitachi maybe I will let Salvation Army deal with it.

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