20 Most Recent Toshiba 50A50 50" Rear Projection Television Questions & Answers

Most DVD players are connected to one of the rear audio/video inputs--hook to that input and select it on the TV--then hit play and if connected correctly you will see the movie.

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on May 21, 2012

If it is HD ready it will have HD component cable hookups. They are the red, blue, and green color coded hook up. You may also have RGB hookups which will look like a usb port. If you have any of these hook ups located on the TV then it is HD ready. If not then you were told false information. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Dec 27, 2011

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Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Aug 18, 2011

If speakers are ok then the sound output ic of your tv is faulty. If you have basic knowledge in electronics then you can replace the ic. You can find the ic by following the wires from the speakers. It will end near the sound out put ic. The ic will be fitted on an aluminum heat sink. Note that number of that ic and get a new one from the nearest electronic spare part shop.For replacing the ic you need some tools like screwdriver de-soldering pump soldering iron, solder etc. All these thing will get from the spare part shop, if you don't have the same.Be sure to open the tv only after half an hour after dismantling the power because electrolytic capacitors inside it will store the power for some time.

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Jun 09, 2011

Yes,this tv is able to play HD signal,but must have pay cable or satellite signal hook it up to it.This tv is CRT-(tube tv) analog design tv,antena alone will not work without a converter box.

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


You can get a new screen at http://www.encompass.com. You need to know that the screens come in three parts and you probably need all three. I have a tip at


which you will need to get the correct screens and to disassemble and reassemble the unit.

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Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

You need a new projector bulb. Google up your model and buy the best warranteed one you can find. Buy a "caged assembly" and not just a bare bulb.

Then unplug your tv and get a screwdriver. Follow your model's instructions and just snug down the electrical screws. Do not overtighten them.

Then consult your manual on how to reset the lamp timer so it knows you put a new bulb in and fires up from the first try.

Treat yourself because you've just saved yourself a trip from a repairman!!

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Aug 13, 2010

Check you setup selections , on the menu tab , it
may be set to sap or second language due to the

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Aug 13, 2010

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 projeciton 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 photos of convergence problems.



Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

If you can't move them in all directions or cant move them far enough your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

Note: If you TV has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a fix


You will need to replace the convergence chips and possibly some convergence resistors and pico fuses.
This is a a fairly easy DIY job if you are handy and can follow directions. You can get complete repair kits from TvRepairKits.com or click here. They have put together DIY repair kits that include the OEM parts and step by step photo instructions for each repair. If you are not handy or can't follow directions we would suggest calling a shop.

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Jul 03, 2010

This TV does not use a bulb. It is a Picture tube type set.
*No picture but there is a dim background. Menu works.
This is caused by a bad signal. Perhaps the video cable is bad if you use a cable box. The HDMI cable may not be working right. Try a new cable.
*No picture, no menu
This could be caused by a failure in the part that draws the picture up and down (The vertical). Can also be the side to side (Horizontal) or a high voltage problem. The last usually kills the sound as well so its not as likely.
If the cable does not fix it, you will likely need a technician.

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010

Call Encomparr Parts 1-800-638-3328 if they do not have any then Call local Repair Shops ask do they have any.

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Jan 23, 2010

you should have mute on other device and vol- vol+ best thing to do you call your cable service provider and ask them why your sound is not acting correctly also are you sure problem is not in Audio on the TV? Go to menu on TV and Look at Audio to see if it is OK.

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Dec 26, 2009

Sounds like a shorted regulator on the power supply or rectorfiers.

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Nov 07, 2009

Check the fuse at F851 if open replace with 3.15 or 4 amp slow blow.
Hope this helps!

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Aug 22, 2009

It sounds like you are in Closed Caption Text Mode. You should be able to get into the main menue with the Toshiba remote, get to the close caption Icon and turn off Close Caption. This should take care of it.
Hope this helps,

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Jun 19, 2009

cant understand what you going on about

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Jun 04, 2009

could try a sheet of perspex cos this is all it is at the end of the day .the first screen is magnified .

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Feb 24, 2008

it could be high voltage cap located by flyback,if you have back off of tv2.gif and turn tv on,you will see green led's turn on,(on the board)if they turn off there is a small blue high voltage cap hidden under glue(i believe it's a 102 cap)that would be the one change,99% of time that is what will fix problem

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Feb 22, 2008

you have a problem in the deflection circuitry, thats why youre not getting any picture. Probalya blown line coil or transistor due to the surge. You may want to invest in aservice manual for your set If you have soldering skills you shouldbe able to track down the prblem and repair this set. You can get the manual for your set at the following link for 10.99 and they will email it to you if you requestfor them to do that for you. Here is the link. Hope this helps. let me know if I can help you further.

Toshiba 50A50... | Answered on Jan 22, 2008

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