Question about Televison & Video
I have had my SuperScan 42" EDTV Plasma for 3 + 1/2 years. Of the 6 possible connections I have connected to it: (AV1)-CableDVR, (AV2)-Samsung up-converting DVD player, (AV3)-nothing, (AV4)-Pioneer 5 disc 500W Suround/DVD, (RGB1)-HP DV5400 Notebook PC via VGA cable, and (RGB2)-Mackbook Laptop using a Mini-HDMI to HDMI adapter connected to a HDMI/DVI cable. I have been happy with it's performance for the most part, knowing I didn't buy top-of-the-line so it has some trouble with darker scenes which tend to be somewhat pixelated on the S/s DVDplayer and the cableDVR (both are 480i), while the computers and the up-converting DVD are all higher resolution and have much better displays.
My problems are:
1.) For about the last six weeks when I turn on the tv and go to the cableDVR or the S/s DVDplayer the flesh tones are very much on the red side, which I can solve by going to Menu/Tint and move the number either up or down - once I have done this the flesh tones are corrected, even though I leave the number set at the same as before I moved it - in other words just the movement on the tint scale resets the color to display the correct values I have setup. This is a symptom of some part that is failing? I would like to know how to fix this.
2.) This just started last night. after having the tv on for about half an hour a black vertical line 3 inches wide appeared in the center of the screen. I tried turning the tv off and waiting various lengths of time from 1 minute to ten minutes with the results of either the black vertical bar was there when I turned it back on, or it would re-apear after 1 minute or so. I switch to all my devices and the bar is there for every device. Today I have just begun using my computer and the bar was gone for the first ten minutes, but then showed up again.
And the spooky part is, after 30 minutes I decided to look online for some way to figure out how to fix it, and when I got to this site, the black bar went away. But I'd still like to know what I need to fix it, as it will probably come back, and it's very hard to watch a movie with a 3" bar down the middle, and shrinking my application widows to fit on either side of the bar is also a distraction.
3.) (minor) Does anyone know what the remote codes are for SuperScan? I bought it from Sears and the sales guy said it was Hitatchi with the Sears Plasma name of SuperScan, but I don't know if that's true or not and none of the Hitachi codes work for it either.
I've contemplated buying a new TV and it will take six months of eating less and buying less gas for the car to save enough on my disability payments.
I have the same problem with my panasonic plasma..I can clearly see 2 side bars when the Tv is off..the left one is more obvious to see..When I watch a movie at night I can't see it. I have no idea how it did happen but I talked to circuit city and they are willing to replace it since it is still under a month..it is anoying though to have to deal with such problems. I bought my TV june 21st.
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
Just happened to my 50" plasma which was also purchased june 21st. I hope they dont make me pay the shipping, its 200-300 each way!
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 14, 2010 | NEC-Mitsubishi PX-42VM5HA 42 in....
Aug 19, 2009 | Zenith P42W34P 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma...
Jan 18, 2009 | Panasonic TH-42PD50U 42 in. Plasma EDTV
Oct 28, 2008 | RCA L26WD26D 26 in. LCD TV
Apr 05, 2008 | Zenith P42W34P 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma...
Jun 02, 2007 | Akai PDP4294 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma...
4,033 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!