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Screen appears washed out

The screen looks like the contrast and brightness controls are in turbo mode. Consequently the images look washed out and dark. Picture looking at a shadow through an aquarium filled with watery milk. There is color but the picture isn't at all sharp or accurate.

I did replace the: Polaroid Main Unit 782-L32K52-560A
and that wasn't the problem. Any other suggestions?

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  • martyrunnell Apr 17, 2008

    Dish network is our provider. I have a dvd player hooked to the TV. I don't think it's an external problem as I've used an external antenna and the same problem exists. This problem does fluctuate slightly. Sometimes it's worse than others but always unacceptable.

  • chilibball
    chilibball May 11, 2010

    What is your TV provider and what connections do you have going to the TV?

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Dish Network. I have a DVD player and that's about it. Have tried using just an external antenna as well. Same problem.

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