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We got a free hitachi projection tv that i believe has a bulb malfunction. on the left half of the screen has a red shadow we cant afford a hundred dollars for an estimate then whatever the price of the problem is. can you help me?

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You might need to adjust the red screen drive control, turn the Red down and see if that clears it out. Sounds like the Red Tube is over driving the Green and blue Tube.
Find the Focus and screen control block there will be 3 controls on Top 3 right under them R-G-B they adjust the Focus to each tube and screen drive for each tube. also you need to clean the lenses off top of each tube they get dirty and dusty and it would help to clean the mirror

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On left half of the screen [ KP51WS510 ], a redish shadow showing


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. 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, Zenith, and others. You can get a convergenece repair kit wiith instructions from the links 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
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  • Colors wont align
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  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Problem #2

Another common problem is dull or washed out video.
Your TV2_bing.gif may have one or more of the following symptoms....
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You can see some more examples and find a fix here
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Color shadowing on screen


I had similar symptoms about a year ago. Also came on sudden. The red convergence chip had burned out (poor heat sinking on this model Hitachi). Replacing the color convergence chips fixed it. ($50 for parts.) First, however, have you tried the "magic focus" function? That's explained in the manual, which is available online IIRC, but I'd have to look for the link if you need it.

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The bulb on my Hitachi Projection TV went out a second time. We just recieved the replacement. We still see a red hue (big circle) in the middle of the screen when the tv picture fades during a commercial....


hey I have a zenith projection tv that is only 3 years old and i have already replaced the stupid bulb 3 times at 450.00 a pop. No one told me at the time that i bought this tv at best buy that this bulb would have to be replaced this often. and the bad thing is i never watch this damn thing anymore but i paid 2200.00 for a tv that i cannot afford to watch and zenith will not help me at all with this problem

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I have a hitachi 43uwx10b projection tv with red shadow on one side of screen


sounds like one of your bulbs inside the tv is off alignment. you need to have a tv repairman come and look at it and retune the prism. but beware it's not a cheap repair, probably looking at 200 to 300 bucks for the repair.

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Blue shadow


No. I would suspect it being a Optical Block issue. I is not a pretty repair not to mention the cost factor. If you could get in touch with Hitachi Customer Service they could lead you to s service facility that could comfirm what I think.

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I have a green glow kind of like shadows, is this the red bulb?


Does the magic focus work on your set ?

If it doesn't you must replace the convergence Ic's with a kit that is available through your local parts distributor

You must replace all resistors in the kit
If you are not good at soldering and de- soldering have a local tv shop do it for you

Good luck

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Green cruve line


Good Day;
Suspect Convergence IC's STK4274, part Number 2003191. Replace all three IK04(red), IK05(green), IK06(blue).
Good Luck, big IRISH.

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Blue shadow


colored shadows indicate to me a convergence or focus issue. convergence issues can occur on one part of screen. and most recognizable around letters. this might could be adjusted by a technician

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Blue and red shadows on screen


This sounds like one of the convergence IC's has cracked loose or burned out, and should be replaced and realigned by someone with experience.

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