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Hitachi 50v500 - the white part of the picture has a yellowish tint

We just changed the lamp and now the white in the screen has a yellow tint. I tried to adjust the video settings and reseated the lamp, but nothing has fixed the problem.

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    I have the 60V500 (60" version) and just started noticing a yellow tint across the bottom of the screen when watching hockey. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    Same issue here. Whites are either yellow or a light shade of green. Pictures of bodies of water or of the sky are green.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    Same issue here. Whites are yellow or have a greenish tint. Skies or bodies of water are green.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    Just changed lamp and my warranty expired one month ago. I have a yellow tint now.

  • stew3003 Nov 30, 2008

    I purchased the 50v500 in late 2003. It has had a GREAT picture. However, about three weeks ago Inoticed a yellowish tint over most of the picture . Any ideas. New bulb of light engine?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    12 in by 20 inch yellow/green oval in middle of screen

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Bad light engine

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Hitachi 50v500, we just put in a new lamp, now the picture on the screen is slightly doubled, what do I do?


Here is what I suggest----look at lettering and or put the mode to 4X3 which is smaller left and right.

Look at the edges of that picture or lettering on screen---this model sometimes has a ghosting where images have a slight shadow, like with rabbit ears.

If this is the case there is a way with the remote to CORRECT IT.

I have the information--confirm if slight ghosting around letters--it can be white or any color.

I have seen this before.

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The TV works fine but the screen is green. Color


R G B circuit transistor to be checked. This is located in the picture
tube connecting end PCB. ( Neck ) Check the transistor and its components.
Can be dry solder also!!

Jul 28, 2010 | Hitachi 50V500 50 in. HD-Ready LCD...

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We have a new bulb for our 50v720 and now there is a yellow tint!


Hi , it seems you are experimenting a light engine problem.Here's how your tv works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLLHnQ4y-wo Basically there's 3 LCD chips that create the colors and image by blending together.When these chips start to melt you will get those blue spots, yellowish tint,pixilation even vertical lines.You will need to replace the light engine. Have a blessed one!

Apr 19, 2010 | Hitachi 50V500 50 in. HD-Ready LCD...

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Have a green tint over 90% ot the center of the screen


I had the same problem with my 60V500A about a year ago. The screen got a red tint in the center and the image was fuzzy in that area. A new lamp didn't solve the problem. I did some checking and found out that the original light engine used in this model had a cooling issue that could cause the light engine to overheat and distort the LCD panels. My warranty had run out more than a year before this happened so I figured I was screwed since the light engine was so expensive. I decided to call Hitachi tech support and see if I could get a discount on the cost of a new light engine since the cooling problem was a known issue for this model TV. I calmly explained to them that I was aware of the cooling issue in the light engine and that I felt like a $4000 TV should last more than two or three years. Tech support gave me the phone number for my local authorized Hitachi service center and I gave them a call. Once the technician confirmed that it was the light engine that was the problem Hitachi sent him a replacement light engine at no cost to me. I was WAY past my warranty period so I still had to pay for the labor to replace the light engine. $300 for labor was a lot cheaper than buying a new light engine or tossing the TV and buying a new one. I have to say that Hitachi earned my respect for admitting there was a problem and doing what was needed to correct the problem more than a year after my warranty had expired.

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Hitachi 50" Ultravision too much yellow, not much blue


First of all sorry for delay.
can you provide a image of yello shadow.I believe it seems to be technically say "ghost image"
If it is ghost image we can try by entering SERVICE Menu and adjust RGB level of the light engine.

Good luck
Dals123

Oct 04, 2008 | Hitachi 50V500 50 in. HD-Ready LCD...

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Tv discoloration


I had whole redish/pinkish screen on my 50v500 starting a few days ago, then I read through each of the threads on this site for the samilar problems on my model. I found TVtechmaniac's solution (pasted below) solved my problem. Thank you TVtechmaniac!

Enter the I2C Service Menu, be sure the power is OFF.
1. On the front control panel, press and hold the INPUT button.
2. Then press the POWER button for two seconds.
3. You may keep the INPUT button depressed until you see the OSD with the Service Menu displayed.
4. If you don't see the service menu, please repeat Process making sure you wait until the Power blinking LED stops.
5. Execute the Memory Initialize operation after the adjustment values have been written on a sheet of paper. Highlight “MEMORY INTI”, arrow to the right and hold the button to the right (approx 5 sec.) until a check mark appears in the box. This activates the Memory Initialization.
6. After the Memory initialize operation has finished (10~15 sec, the channel will revert to CH 3.) the pink image symptom should be fixed.
7. Write back the adjustment values from your notes to their respective adjustment parameters in the adjustment mode. (In other words, set the Data Values back to the the Data values written down before the Memory Initialization procedure). NOTE: Make sure the SELECT Button is pressed on remote after every change to the values. Failure to do so will result in the data values not being changed.
8. Exit I2C menu. Press exit repeatedly until you go back to the normal picture.
9. Turn the set off-on and Confirm the picture remains in a good condition.
BE SURE TO COPY DOWN DATA SETTINGS BEFORE INITIALIZING I2C SETTINGS

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Yellowish tint on all channels


Hi, bad news guys, from your brief description you have a bad light engine, you both need to have a tech verify this but thats most likely what is causing your symptom. This is NOT a layperson repair, you`ll need a tech, BMW Rider

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