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Hitachi 50V500 Red Spot


Thanks again, but I was dealing with a local Authorized Hitachi Service Center they actually gave me the co. name and number. I called Hitachi again today regarding the problem and they still denied me. Told me my tv was too old and they are no longer replacing these at n/c. There is a guy online who has contacted a law firm in Texas who is handling a class action lawsuit against Hitachi regarding this issue. He gave the firm number so I called it today after being denied for a 4th time and they took my documentation along with other upset Hitachi tv owners who have also been denied. Not sure what else to do. I wouldn't even pursue it if I didn't think I am being treated unfairly along with several other Hitachi TV owners. I know what you say is true that they are still sending these out @ n/c to some Hitachi TV owners because a guy called me just last Thursday night giving me his info. because they agreed to send his service tech one @ n/c. Again, thanks for everything. If you have any more info. that you think would be helpful that would be appreciated. But honestly, Hitachi has my name, number, complaint(s) etc... and they continually deny me! They always say "your tv is too old" and/or "because I have no prior service on the tv they can't help me". Pretty lame excuses since they are still helping other people out. I mean come on all these tv's are approx. 4 years old they were mfg. in 2003/2004 of course they are 4 years old.


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  • bjinmn Dec 30, 2008

    I also had 'the red spot problem' on my Hitachi 50V500. After digging around online, and getting some advice, I found a local 'authorized service center' for Hitachi and explained my problem. They took my info, including the serial number of my set and advised I call Hitachi at 800-654-7013.

    The customer service person asked, "why did they have you call us". I explained the set problem, and said the TV repair company said that (and here is the key) "the set needed a new light engine, and sometimes Hitachi will send out a free replacement light engine to the TV repair company for these sets, and I wondered if that was possible in my case". Hitachi stressed that, indeed, these instances were reviewed on a case by case basis, and said "as a good will gesture" they would do that in this case.

    I don't know what criteria Hitachi uses to determine if you are eligible, but I just piled on the humble charm, and it worked for me. Good luck to everyone else.

    1) Call an authorized Hitachi TV Repair service company first. (You can probably find a TV Repair company that understands the problem immediately and won't need to come out for diagnosis)

    2) Give the TV repair company the model & serial number of your set

    3) Call Hitachi as described above

    4) Be very very polite & grateful for all they can do to help you.

    5) Cross your fingers.



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I had similar problem with my t.v. got no where etc..etc..until I read a posted letter giving out the nuumber 1 800 654 7013. got no where with person answering the telephone....asked for supervisor.....he was busy....i thought sure....he'll get back to my surprise..Ron back to me in five minutes....and it was all uphill from there...i had done my home work and read all the letters and complaints..same as i knew this was an on going problem...Mr.Johnson was the BEST supervisor I had ever spoken to .....he listened to me and at no time did he put me down. Followed what he said to no and I know have a new light engine free from Hitache and just paid for the service man. the way my tv. was also 4 yrs. old

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SOURCE: Hitachi Class Action Lawsuit

Look you $2,000.00 somthing you what to get your money out of it.
I know and there are alot of other people out there who pay good money
can't go out and the next new model ever year.
Yes I what my TV fix and fix right and not pay for bad parts.
So Dum *** unless you work for Hitachi ******* or fix the TV RIGHT.

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