20 Most Recent Toshiba 51H83 51" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television Questions & Answers


Seems that it's not a well-known problem, but I'm adding a link to the "troubleshooting" part of the manual - hope it will help!

Toshiba 51H83... | Answered on Aug 09, 2017


Toshiba 51H83... | Answered on Jan 09, 2017

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Toshiba 51H83... | Answered on May 23, 2013

Either (if it is available) from Toshiba, Andrews electronics or Google the model number with mirror--there are a few vendors selling these.

Toshiba 51H83... | Answered on Oct 15, 2012

Hello, I just received your email about your TV and will do a little research on it to give you a good answer to the problem real soon later today. Thank you Looks like a 51H83 model

Toshiba 51H83... | Answered on Feb 19, 2012

All projection TV sets have two very common problems. One is convergence ( 3D/Warped video or dead set) the other is CRT fluid ( Dull Video). Here are more details and solutions for both.

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. In some cases the TV will also not show any video. 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.



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 get the correct parts, step by step photo instruction guides, and support from www.TvRepairKits.com or click here

Toshiba 51H83... | Answered on May 01, 2011

this is normal with rear projection tv's its from long usage when the tv isnt always in full screen mode. you can sometimes fix this by replacing the bulb/ or the color board for the projector. also you can replace the screen as it seems like it may also be do to image burn in if it wasnt always in full screen mode. (did this for my uncles Mitsubishi projection tv)

let me know if that helps!

Toshiba 51H83... | Answered on Mar 16, 2011

I am not familiar with your TV, but I might be able to help. Sounds like the lamp blew! These lamps only last about 4 to 5 thousand hours. There should be a lamp access on the back of your TV. unplug your TV and remove the lamp housing and inspect the bulb. Be sure not to touch the lens. If it is blown, replace with a new one!

Toshiba 51H83... | Answered on Jan 06, 2011

I would hazzard a guess that there is an issue with old capacitors in the power supply as when they warm up the values return to near normal.
Check and change electrolytic capacitors in the power supply section.
Hope that helps.

Toshiba 51H83... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011

I've had the same problem for about the last 6 months. My workaround which was to leave the tv on 24 7 and just turn off the TWC service box. But now the symptoms are vertical dark lines going all the way across screen. My guess is that it will cost more to fix than worth it. I paid @$2000 for it new in 2004. Technology has gotten better so I may just go out and get a Samsumg for considerably less and be way better off. None of Toshiba's products had done well for me. 2 laptops, 3 tvs, etc. have taught me this.

Toshiba 51H83... | Answered on Nov 26, 2010

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