20 Most Recent Hitachi 61SBX59B 61" Rear Projection Television Questions & Answers


My tv is only showing in black and white.

Convergence problem. Find honest TV tech.
11/14/2013 7:51:10 AM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Nov 14, 2013

I have a narrow picture

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Projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both. Repair kits with instructions are also avail from www.TvRepairKits.com

Common Problem #1) Convergence has gone out

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....

  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some pics of convergence problems.


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For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

Common Problem #2) CRT Fluid is Cloudy

Projection TV tubes have a liquid coolant that is used to keep them from overheating. After many years the coolant in the blue and green tubes will become cloudy and cause the screen to look dull, red/orange, etc. You may even see halos around images.

Picture of a set that needs the fluid changed.

TV set after fluid change



You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya http://www.fixya.com/support/r2861467-solution_video_looking_whiteish_dull

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2/21/2011 4:26:35 AM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Feb 21, 2011

My picture looks like it

Have a service center check the Horizontal deflection scan caps for poor solder connection and possible bad scan capacitors.
2/6/2011 9:42:07 PM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Feb 06, 2011

I want to recycle this panasonic rear projection

as far as i can tell no one cares about recycle ing these profligate and gigantic televisions. In my green leader town of austin tx. there is no way to do it. ive been looking for a week. im going to have to dump it in a creek because i cant afford to pay for its removal.
12/28/2010 4:04:17 AM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Dec 28, 2010

Hitachi 61SBX59B I unplug the

Replace Both of your STK ICs STK392-110 use 120s
Mats has them 1-800-628-1118
10/20/2010 1:23:05 PM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Oct 20, 2010

Not powering on ?

when i plug up my hitachi 61sbx59b proj. tv.
the green lights in the back come on ,a few seconds after them set tries to come up, you can hear the hv. for a fraction of a second then it shuts down.
Initially ceramic fuse was open but replacing it made no diference,r760 seems over heated,(dont know if connected).
7/8/2010 7:34:32 PM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Jul 08, 2010

Power just goes on for a sec. then off-No picture

Replace bulb, clean out all dust from cooling fans.
4/17/2010 3:05:45 AM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Apr 17, 2010

I have red lines picture is not black letters are


Thanks for using FixYa. From what you have described it seems that you have to replace the convergence IC and also check the power resistor, if values are not exact you have to replace them. These ICs are located behind the black heat sink; you can see once you open the back off the TV. The convergence board should be checked for cracked solder joints and please make sure to check the resistors as if they are shot the ICs might blow again. All this is only recommended if you have electrical expertise and know how to solder/re-solder components, if not then you should get this done by a professional. The typical cost to get this fixed by a pro is around $250-$300. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


3/25/2010 3:40:21 PM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Mar 25, 2010

My hitachi 61sbx59b tv wont turn on . I unpluged

what is the solution
12/30/2009 1:50:00 AM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Dec 30, 2009

The color just went out on my tv - it is only

There's a few things you can try - change the source or how the source is hooked up. If you are hooked to satelite or cable box (source) try hooking hooking up to the tv (video 1or2 input) with video cables (RCA type -red.wht, Yel) from your source. Also try seeing if you have color when you play a DVD (if available).If it doesn't matter which source you use or how you hook it up you still have no color than the problem is internal to the TV.
These sets have a common problem with an internal comb filter circuit that can cause no color - but it usually also causes distotion in the oicture as well
Hope this helped, be sure to rate/vote for me if it did
11/26/2009 1:46:56 PM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Nov 26, 2009

I have a Hitachi Ultravision 61SBX59B TV.

that white line is a high voltage leak have you had this set serviced lately? one of the hv lines from the flyback transformer
is not seated or leaking you need a tech to find it not a safety issue just an anoyance
11/19/2009 7:26:44 PM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Nov 19, 2009

Hitachi Ultrabright Focus Issues...please help!

First I would check dry solder joints on convergence section of TV and would resolder all dry dry/ cold solder joints found there. If that does not solve red color misalignment then problem is failure of convergence out IC as TV has pair of IC, STK392-110 mounted on big silver heat sink on main board needs to be replace both IC and required IC is available in Part Store (click link to have price info and an image of IC)
You can replace ICs by yourself if you are handy with electronics stuff repair and can solder parts in circuit board and have necessary tools to do so.
If you feel uncomfortable doing this, call local TV tech to fix TV that would charge $150 or so for repairing excluding parts.

9/19/2009 9:14:42 PM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Sep 19, 2009

TV will not turn on.

It seems as though the power board on your unit went out. I will just assume that you are not currently under warranty. If you are your manufacturer can actually set up a replacement order or have an on site tech come to your home to service the repair of your unit.
8/4/2009 8:15:15 PM • Hitachi 61SBX59B... • Answered on Aug 04, 2009
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