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Red "rash" on plasma TV

When the TV signal (HD cable with set-top box) begins, or when DVD is played, there is a red "rash" across part of the screen. Although the "rash" is generally in the same are, it is not always the same size, and, sometimes, the "rash" is blue, or blue and red. Regardless, the "rash" is mainly noticeable in black areas. There is no "rash" b/f the cable box or DVD is turned on. Dying plasma? Hot pixels? Bad signal? TIA for any help. Mike Intermittenly, Red Pixels will flash on the screen, mostly center 1/3 of screen, in the black shaded area of the picture. Only with input from the cable box, not playing a DVD.

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  • abad1 Feb 11, 2008

    i have the same problem. i have ultra tv. and can't find any info on the company to see if they will cover the problem. i have a couple of shaded line on the screen. ever since i hooked up the wii. the more we play the wii the more lines i get. does nay one have any idea on what i can do to fix this problem.

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