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Sony kp57hw40 I just got this tv for free. The picture looks good except for bright white and bright blue colors look green and they have a green outline.

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Reset RGB screen controls....located behind lower front speaker
grill & access cover.....turn down ( CCW ) green screen slightly
and other two colors as needed.....T.

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Why does my KD-32FS170 32" Sony Trinitron screen have blue hues


If you turn all of the color out of the TV, the picture should be black and white. If that picture is not a true black and white picture, the TV will produce a color picture that has that behind it. It takes the proper mixture of red, green and blue light to produce white. This is something that is done inside the glass picture tube.
In your case, one color (blue is stronger) and the others are weaker.
It probably had not been used for a while. SOMETIMES, the weaker colors will get stronger with use. Adjust the brightness and picture controls to get the closest you can to a black and white picture, and then add the amount of color that seems right to you. Use the TV and hope for the best. It will improve, but 2%, 10%, or 50%; I do not know. The proper repair is to replace the glass picture tube, which is not an option at this time. So, turn it on, play games, and HOPE for the best.

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I hooked up my cable box up to my sceptre tv and it had sounds but the picture is black and white I even went and bought the blue and green cords but still only black and white


With the blue/green/red cords (Component) you need to get a very good bright light on the connectors so you get the plugged into the correct COMPONENT connectors on the TV. Note, there are white and red AUDIO plugs right near the COMPONENT input so you need to be VERY careful. If you get it wrong, the colors on screen are often off and even black&white.

How is your cable box connected to the TV? Screw on "COAXIAL", Yellow, Red, White "RCA", single flat connector "HDMI" or 5 colored plugs 2 X Red, 1 X White, 1 X Blue, 1 X Green "COMPONENT"

Jan 08, 2014 | Televison & Video

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My Sony kp57hw40 looks like it is in 3d after it has been on for awhile it goes back to normal


It starting to died.It will happen for good.The tv have a problems known as a convergence problems,it dead.The tv colors lines R,G,B mis alignment,have pictures colors shadows or 3D picture look like.The tv convergence board the 2 STK convergence ICS and some or all it resistors are dead.These parts on the tv convergence board,must be replaced to solved the tv convergence picture problems.The Shop,will cost u $300-350 for parts and labors.

Oct 20, 2010 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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I am having trouble adjusting my colors for my kp 53s25 there seems to be a lot of yellow how can i solve this?


This TV has had a long life. Your picture is looking more yellow these days because the Blue picture tube is wearing out. Not saying the Green and Red tub are much better, but Blue tube is a major player in the picture brightness and white balance (the color of white which the TV reproduces). The cost involved wouldn't be justified. You should enjoy the balance of the TVs life; when it's time comes... have the new TV delivered and ask them recycle this one. Best wishes.

Apr 26, 2010 | Sony KP-53S25 53" Rear Projection...

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I have a kp57hw40 sony tv and the scren it flashs


These sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the picture to look normal. This is called convergence.

When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
You can get more information and a DIY convergenece repair kit with instructions from the link below.

Here are some of the most common problems with these sets...

Problem #1) Convergence

Yours may have one or more of the following symptoms...

*Screen Looks 3-D
*Colors wont align
*Screen may look distorted or warped
*No Audio/Video - TV Shuts down - May also make a constant chirping sound

Problem #2 - Another common problem is dull or washed out video.

Your set may have one or more of the following symptoms....

*Dull looking picture
*White looking picture
*Halos around objects
*Red/Orange looking picture

bb0cf99.pngYou can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Apr 17, 2010 | Sony KP-57HW40 57" Rear Projection...

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Excessively bright whites...has a haze around any white items. all other colors are fine.


Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look white,dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see white halos around images.

Here is a photo of a set that needs the fluid changed.

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TV set after fluid change

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What you will need to do is replace the coolant and clean the crt lens. You can get a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com that includes replacement coolant, photos, step by step instructions, etc.

May 12, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Picture settings



Colorimetre HCFR software
AVC HD 709 calibration disk
Spyder2 colorimeter (I know most prefer the Eye-One meters, but the Spyder2 was available from my job at no cost)

Here are the settings:

PS3 Blu-Ray player

Output Format (HDMI): Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr (important!!! NOT RGB output)
BD 1080p 24hz Output (HDMI): On (this TV can reproduce video at 48hz for accurate 2:2 pulldown)
Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr Super White (HDMI): On (not sure if this matters)

42LG50 Settings

Aspect Ratio: Set By Program (Personal Preference)
Picture Mode: Expert 1
Backlight: 50 (Personal Preference)
Contrast: 54
Brightness: 54
Sharpness: 40 (Personal Preference)
Color: 50
Tint: 0

Fresh Contrast: Off
Noise Reduction: Off
Gamma: Medium
Black Level: Low
Real Cinema: On

White Balance: Warm
Method: 10 Point IRE

10 (-3,8,-16)
20 (15,24,-21)
30 (20,36,-22)
40 (3,19,-40)
50 (8,34,-41)
60 (10,50,-20)
70 (-5,50,-8)
80 (-16,50,18
90 (-14,50,30)
100 (-22,38,21)

Red Color: -3
Red Tint: 0
Green Color: 10
Green Tint: 0
Blue Color: 14
Blue Tint: 0
Yellow Color: 0
Yellow Tint: 1
Cyan Color: -11
Cyan Tint: 0
Magenta Color: 0
Magenta Tint: -2

Take time to get used to the settings, you may think the screen looks dull at first. The truth is most people have way too much contrast on their TVs.
These settings will also work for Cable or Dish hookups, in which case you may change the Noise Reduction option to Medium to reduce signal noise.

OR....

2POINT IRE

Backlight: 65
Contrast: 55
Brightness: 45
Sharpness: 50
Color: 45
Tint: 0

Fresh Contrast: Off
Noise Reduction: Off
Gamma: Medium
Black Level: Low
Real Cinema: On

White Balance: Warm
Method: 2 Point

Red Color: 3
Red Tint: 0
Green Color: 9
Green Tint: 2
Blue Color: -1
Blue Tint: 0
Yellow Color: 6
Yellow Tint: 5
Cyan Color: -1
Cyan Tint: 1
Magenta Color: 2
Magenta Tint: -1

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Red , Green And Blue.


Heres the best way to set a phillips screen controls. Go into the picture controls and set picture or contrast to roughly 75%, then set brightness to 50% and then set the color level completely off. Then adjust the screen with the 3 color controls untill you recieve the best black and white picture as possible. If you are unable to achieve a good black and white picture change the coolant in the green and blue tubes. But if you can get a good black and white picture stop there then turn your color level back up and the picture should be correct. Let me know if you need further assistance.

May 22, 2008 | Televison & Video

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Color distortion issues


http://www.somelifeblog.com/2007/06/sony-projection-tv-red-line-repair.html

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