Question about LG 42PX5D 42 in. Plasma HDTV

2 Answers

Viore 42 I have a 42" Viore Plasma Monitor and the picture is perfect on 1080i or HD but for some reason when it is on 480i or regular cable broadcast, I get a real hazy white picture. You can still see the picture but again it is hazy white. Any ideas? Please. I just need to know what part I need to replace. I believe I can do it myself. FYI I am sure it is the monitor and not the cable box because I get the same problem when trying to watch DVD's. Thanks again. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • miles77 Jul 30, 2008

    No the are both independent of one another. I actually have separate component cables for both units. One is component 1 and the other is component 2.

  • miles77 Jul 30, 2008

    No I haven't tried that yet. I do usually have the DVD player on since it also serves as my audio. Well come to think of it I believe we have tried to play a DVD without the Cable box on. I'll double check that tonight though.

  • miles77 Jul 30, 2008

    Central High I appreciate your help. I will try a few things tonight and see where that gets me. I will follow up with you tomorrow and let you know what I find out. Again thanks.

  • miles77 Aug 01, 2008

    Alright CH. I tried disconnecting the components one at a time and the problem persists. I am certain it is probably a board (ZSUS maybe) but I don't really have any expertise in this area. Again the picture is hazy white when viewing from 480i. I guess I am the first person to experience this because I cannot find anyone familar with this situation. Any new info is greatly appreicated!

  • Ken Jones
    Ken Jones May 11, 2010

    Have you tried turning the components not in use off while running either the cable or the dvd?

  • Ken Jones
    Ken Jones May 11, 2010

    Is your cable box going through the DVD player?



2 Answers

Thanks for the help CH. I appreciate it greatly. Maybe I should try a new cable box altogether. Might not hurt.

Thanks again.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 260 Answers

It sounds like you are getting interference. It could be coming from another unit you are using (in other words the tv is receiving signal from both the dvd and the cable box at the same time). It could also be a problem with the wiring. A simple electrical burst or move of the tv could have actually disabled both connections. Let's hope it is that because the solutions get more expensive from there.


Posted on Jul 30, 2008

  • Ken Jones
    Ken Jones Aug 01, 2008

    There is one other likely cause I can think of. That is a bad connector. The cables may be good. But one of the connectors that attach the cables to the devices you are using may be bad. It is either connectivity of interference and it seems you have ruled everything else out already. Sorry I could not be of more assistance.




1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Stuck on 480i with Panasonic HD Plasma

It sounds that a software update is necessary. Contact the service centre for Panasonic, to get the latest software to this model Plasma tv.

Jul 04, 2013 | Panasonic VIERA TC-P55ST50 55 in. 3D...

1 Answer

My viore 32'' hd lcd lc32vh70 has sound but no picture just blue screen

Is this problem occurring while watching any channel or while playing any DVD?

Oct 30, 2012 | Toymax Viore 42 in. Plasma TV

1 Answer

Is this tv a hdtv

Yes it is considered a HDTV. It displays all of the resolutions
( 480i,480p,720p,1080i). The manufacturer says "With an integrated tuner to display HDTV broadcast and unscrambled cable HD programs, the high brightness widescreen 42MF231D delivers razor-sharp images, digital connectors and smart AV presets".

Sep 10, 2011 | Philips 42MF231D 42 in. Plasma Television

1 Answer

How can I switch my screen resolution on the Pioneer PDP-4270 from 480i to 720i or 1080i? HDMI cable is connected appropriately. I have tried new HDMI cables, and pressing reset to factory settings along...

Change the resolution on the cable box or satellite box, witch ever you have. A set by itself cannot change the resolution, if the cable is giving you 720p, that's what you'll see for that station. All stations do not transmit in HD. The best picture is only as good as they're giving you.

Dec 19, 2010 | Pioneer PDP-4270HD 42 in. Plasma...

1 Answer


This is set automatically if your tv supports 1080i and the res is comming in lower there is nothin g you can do to change that. Otherwise its all automatic.

Jun 14, 2009 | Hitachi 42HDM12 42 in. Plasma Television

1 Answer

1080P video via HDMI generates awful interference

Your Plasma's native resolution is 720P. Go into the Blu Ray's output setup. you can choose 480p 480i 720p 1080i and 1080p. Set it for 720p that should clear up the issue.You may have to run Component directly to the TV since you only have 1 HDMI input and you can run Digital coax or optical to your AV receiver for audio. On a 50" TV the difference between 720p and 1080p using "GOOD" cables cannot be seen by the human eye. Above 50, yes it is noticeable.
Hope this helps.

May 22, 2009 | Onkyo TX-SR705 Receiver

1 Answer

The display only goes between normal and zoom

This is an EDTV capable of 1080i over component cables. It will also display 480p & 720p. Most likely its the video source determing the resolution you are seeing.

Nov 14, 2008 | Sylvania 6842PE 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma...

5 Answers

Picture shifts to left

I had the offset left issue for non-HD channels with my Panasonic 42" plasma, using Comcast HD cable box. Went into the configuration menu (to get there with the newer Comcast boxes, you have to turn the box off, then hit the menu button on the box immediately after). You will see on the menu a resolution (probably says 1080i), then below it a "4:3 override". Our said 480i. When I changed it to "none", so that it stayed 1080i, it worked! It also works by selecting 480p, but then the picture is stretched.

Mar 13, 2008 | Vizio P2 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

1 Answer

How to get 1080 resolution from my plasmaI have the 6842 pe EDTV

DVDs are 480p
HD-DVD or Blu-Ray DVD is 720p or 1080i or 1080p

you cannot increase resolution, if you want to play a 480p/i video on a 1080p/i or 720p screen, you are merely stretching the picture.

If there is any kind of box that tells you it can convert 480i/p to 1080p/i or 720p(high definition) it is simply stretching the picture.

you can convert 1080p/i or 720p(high definition) to 480i/p as you are taking out information from the video to make it smaller.

Feb 25, 2008 | Sylvania 6842PF 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma...

1 Answer

Blink on Sharp Aquos LC-32D43U

If your using a HD converter box, there is usually a blink when switching from an HD channel to a non HD channel. It is just adjusting from different pictures modes such as changing from a 480i channel/show to a 1080i channel. If this is the case, its perfectly normal.

Jan 20, 2008 | Sharp Aquos LC-42D62U 42 in. LCD HDTV

Not finding what you are looking for?
LG 42PX5D 42 in. Plasma HDTV Logo

171 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LG Televison & Video Experts

Computer Repairing
Computer Repairing

Level 3 Expert

14641 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

75386 Answers

Are you a LG Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides