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Pioneer SD P5071-K has a dark picture, though, a good one.

My tv has a dark picture. Everything else seems to be fine. To view the set, I must position myself, just right, in a relatively dark room. The picture is still a straqin to view under these conditions. I've called the repairman, he states " well, it's gonna' be $189 for the service call, I'll give it a good cleanin', that'll add about $100 to the bill, after that we'll see how she looks. Ifin' she's still dark we'll try a few other things. So, it'll be $289 to start, that might just getter' done. But don't worry, Mister, I'll stay at it 'til she works or I gotta' go eat supper!". WHHAAAT? Well, could you please give me some advice. All else works well. Thanks in Advance! Jim

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I hAve this same tv not alot of money and it looks like it wants to tun on them jut frezzes what should i do??
thanks curt

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You didn't mention if this problem suddenly happened or has been getting dimmer over time. If it's the latter, it could be a heavy buildup of dust/soot/smoke (depending if there are smokers in the house or a wood stove, etc) or the picture tubes going bad. If the set is over 9 years old, I'd replace it with a HDTV set and not look back. If the problem occurred suddendly, then a resistor or some other component may have gone out and it again would not likely be a cheap or easy repair.

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