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Coloring Red Can you help me figure out how to adjust the color on my set? There is quite a bit of red.

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  • kroschs Feb 18, 2008

    Thanks so much! You've been so helpful. You guys are GREAT!!

  • fdt820 Feb 23, 2008

    White cloud; was pink screen

  • jlynn832711 Aug 04, 2008

    I have a hitachi 53" big screen that is very red in color. All the bulbs are still lit. any idea's?

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    I just contacted Hitachi and was told that they would not help with even the cost of the defective light engine. A four year old HDTV that cost over $3000.00 is just going into the dump. I am another consumer who will never buy another Hitachi product again.


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We call this the "red cloud" and nothing you do to the set will correct the problem. You have a defective light engine. We recently went through this so here's what you need to do. Call Hitachi'sColoring Red - 1.gif customer relations department at 800-654-7013 and tell them that you have a defective light engine. They will act like they've not heard of this but they have. They will give you the names of some certified dealers in your area. Once the tech comes to your home and confirms that it's a bad light engine, call Hitachi back and they will send a new light engine to the dealer. The dealer will call you to set up a day/time to come out and intstall.

Here's the deal, Hitachi will cover this expensive part (cost $1500) but it you're not under warranty, you will have to pay for the install. Our install was $400 but others on this site have paid around $200. Please do not let anyone tell you that you have to pay for this part. Deal directly with Hitachi. They have not recalled this part but they are replacing it for free..brand new and not refurbished. All you pay is the install. Also, deal only with customer relations and not customer service. The 800 # I listed is directly to Hitachi customer relations department. Good Luck!

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  • varian Feb 18, 2008


    I'm glad to help. The same thing happned to me so I just want to get the word out! Thanks for the nice feedback:)


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