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I have Hitachi 50vs69a abd it is 1 and a half years old, it has created a blue spot in middle of screen and yellow tint from the sides

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  • Todd Stevens Jun 16, 2008

    I have the exact model tv and I bought it in March of '07. I am having a similar problem. I have noticed a blue spot at the top right of the screen. Depending on the background it is more noticeable. It is like a ghost image in the same respect that you can see the display through it. It does seem to move around the top right side of the screen with no definite pattern.

  • gggeal27 Sep 06, 2008

    Bought same TV December 2006 just under $1000; now have dark picture most times along with foot-long light blue blob near center of screen.  Wondering whether to fix it or to start looking for a new TV.

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  • drummer_4jc Sep 26, 2008

    I bought mine in December of 2006, just started to notice a light blue spot, blotch whatever in the center of the screen..what can be done? it otherwise seems pretty good and its only noticable during the darker shots etc

  • ccokeboy Oct 14, 2008

    blue spot also/ called hitachi customer service said .. I should have bought an extended warranity..last tv from them bought march 2007

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    Bought my TV Feb.2007. Had the bulb replaced july 08. Blue spot started 9/08. Still have a warrenty coming out in a couple weeks to look at it. I let yall know what the problem is when the fix it.

  • contsystech Dec 01, 2008

    1 month under 2 years old, and a blue cloud developed in the middle of the screen.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    Blue cloud on 50" rear projection LCD Hitachi. 2 years old.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    blue tint not even 2 years old never gunna buy hitachi again they were of no help to me

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Same problem here. Tv is almost 2 years old and has blue cloud in middle of screen and also in the top corner of the screen. The one in the top corner sometimes is worse than other times.

  • daluvman Jan 19, 2009

    I have the same problem, blue streaks at the bottom and blue spots in circular pattern in the center area of the screen

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    under 2 yrs blue clouds 1000 on a peice of trash THANKS HITACHI!!!!

  • treybert Mar 07, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. TV was bought 2/07. $1000.00. We had an extended warranty with Circuit City. Now we are stuck. Thanks for the information. I hope it will help me when I contact the company. I will follow up with details.

  • 1godchic Apr 29, 2009

    I have the 50vs69a that I bought in feb,2007. I have just replaced the lamp and now I have a blue haze in the middle of my screen. I am currently working with Hitachi to get this resolved.I will keep you informed.

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After talking with customer service and asking for someone in charge // Hitachi said they would pay for light engine and labor,,,, this would be a one time deal.. part was on back order she said so they must have a big problem ...also she said they stopped making this stlye ////

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I had a certified Hitachi service guy look at my tv and he said it was the light engine. Called Hitachi customer service and they were aware of issues with this part. They agreed to cover the part if I would pay for the labor. Labor cost me around $250. Hope this helps.

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I had the extended warranty it was just barely under it..they had to replace the whole internal color anyway now its like new..

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