20 Most Recent Hitachi 60V500 60" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television Questions & Answers

Back - light problem. Check and replace damaged component/s at its back-light inverter board, or replace this board as card basis. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Surf the site with patience. Pull up older posts. It will be best to replace the inverter board as card basis.
To some model sets; especially LED back-lighted types; the back-light inverter circuit will be part of the main power supply board [SMPS]. In such cases, the power supply board might need replacement. To some models sets, the back-light inverter and SMPS section circuit will be integrated at its main board itself. If so; the main board should be replaced. To some models of sets, all these section circuit will be integrated at its main board. If this is the case, you have to replace the main board.

Hitachi 60V500... | Answered on Sep 01, 2017

If your TV is in the range of 3 years or more for its age, it would be more feasible to change the set rather than spend a lot of money on it. There are many parts more than can fail due to age of usage.

Hitachi 60V500... | Answered on Mar 11, 2017

Tv have not change the projection "LAMP" the last 2 years and tv on an used like 4 or 5 hours a day in?The tv LED "LAMP" flashes or staying on.The projection lamp,life are over.Require changing a new projection lamp.

Hitachi 60V500... | Answered on Aug 08, 2015

Hello, if using the on screen menu to brighten up the picture, it may be that the lamp is going bad to where it's not producing full light....tks

Hitachi 60V500... | Answered on Feb 25, 2015


Hitachi 60V500... | Answered on Feb 02, 2014

Both the 50v500 and the 60v500 have this problem.

It is a bad optical light engine. At first when the sets were new and this happened the part cost 1100 and then when so many started having it they dropped it to 225 for a while.

Now the least expenisive one is about 600 wholesale--not usually worth fixing considering the replacement cost with a new set.

Also: there are several class action lawsuits pending regarding both models for this problem.

The lamp used for a light source shines into the engine through a series of lens and baffles--heat from the lamp damages the engine inside--the new replacement ones are not supposed to have this problem. The engine has a lens on top that puts the picture into the mirror which puts it on the screen.

I am sorry to give you this news but if you have a fairly large oval "reddish or pink" area it is the engine.

If you do not have the set under extended warranty I would suggest you try to get involved in the class action lawsuits. Google the full number with lawsuit or light engine after it and you should be able to find this information.


Hitachi 60V500... | Answered on Jul 14, 2013

The lamp or even the ballast that powers it can look perfect and be bad.

Hitachi 60V500... | Answered on Dec 22, 2012

Experts are free to chose which questions they answer, for example if this set has a red oval area in the middle of the screen it is a bad optical light engine.

Hitachi 60V500... | Answered on Dec 22, 2012

Its real easy on this model when you replace the lamp for the pins on it not to line up perfectly when installed.

Hitachi 60V500... | Answered on Dec 21, 2012

Look on right side for the door to remove and lamp should be behind that.

Hitachi 60V500... | Answered on Dec 17, 2012

Likely a bad solder connection exists and was advanced when set go moved---you might with set not plugged in want to remove cover and with flashlight have a real good look to see if any plugs loose or off.

Hitachi 60V500... | Answered on Dec 03, 2012

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