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Yellow line on right side of screen

I have had my tv for about 2 years. I noticed that if watched a channel that was not being broadcast in HD a yellow line would appear on the right side of the screen. This line is about an inch think and runs the entire length of the screen. This line would eventually go away. Now, I when I watch a channel in HD the yellow line is present on the right side, as well as the top right corner, and it does not go away. Any ideas??? Thanks, Tony

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  • slyaggie May 06, 2008

    I have a similiar issue. The lower right corner of the screen is yellow and stays that way for all channels and dvd's. It is right at 2 years old. The lamp went out and has been replaced. The problem was not corrected when the bulb was replaced.

  • xm man Jul 10, 2008

    I have the same problem. TV is just over 2 years old and out of warranty.

    Please help.

    Thanks

    Tony C

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