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Green tint on screen especially with dvds. picture also cuts out for a few minutes every hour or so on our sony kds-50a2020

Picture gradually looking green all over. picture cuts out for a few minutes here and there while the sound stays perfect. any ideas? TV is about 6 years old and we have changed the bulb once. Thanks

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Usually in this set if screen gradually changes to something other than black and white the optical light engine is the problem---major part.

Google the model number with "problems" or "light engine" to learn more.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012

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SOURCE: the picture appears to have a green tint to it

The optical block is failing. Contact SONY for a replacement. They have extended the warranty or replace the sets

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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SOURCE: Sony KDS-50A2000 screen is in green tint

My Sony KDS 50 A2000 is 17 months old. Its the 50 Inch SXRD projection model. About two weeks ago the screen developed a green tint with cannot be tuned out, then a few days later the message began to appear on the screen that the bulb was nearing the end of its life and must be replaced.
Fortunately I have the Circuit City extended warranty.
I called and within just a few days a serviceman came out and replaced the projection bulb.
The Result: No change in the picture, the green tint remains on all channels, so I'm awating the next service call. Under the service warranty they have the option to repair or replace this set. If indeed this is the light engine (optical block) which I suspect and its going to cost $1,000 or more I may be looking at a new set.
When it works this is a great TV, but I have had three Sonys now including two other standard CRT models and now this one joins them in the junk heap, the other two also bit the dust after just about two years. Is it time to give up on Sony?
I know they have a class action suit on a similar model for this same problem. Caveat emptor

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 3 year old Sony KDS R50XBR1 suddenly no picture, no sound

MY SONY KDS-R50XDR1 TV ITS PLAYIN GREEN THERES NO BLUE HOW CAN I SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Sony Grand Wega KDF-E55A20 55 in. LCD rear projection HDTV

It is the lamp cover. There is a switch behind it and the post on the cover will slip off the switch. If this switch is not depressed, the tv will go off. No lamp light flashing or anything

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: sony kds-60a2000 has a green tint to picture

I have had the same problem for about 6 months, and never paid much attention to it. I also noticed that when trying to change the menu color, the colors do not show up correctly.

Now it seems to be getting worse, and so I started doing some research, starting with the Sony site. That is when I found out there is an extended warranty for the KDS series (50a2000, 55a2000, 60a2000, r60xbr2, and r70xbr2) TVs because of an optical block issue, until June 30, 2010, no matter when you bought the TV.

You can see the recall here: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=277&mdl=KDS60A2000

It seems they are extending the warranty, but not doing a recall. In other words, they aren't telling anyone, but if you happen to find the information, they will replace the optical block, if necessary. The closest I could find to the green hue issue is a purple haze on the screen.

I don't know if this is the problem, but I have scheduled an appointment to have the optical block changed. I will repost after the optical block has been changed and inform whether this is the fix to the problem.

Either way, the optical block seems to be an issue and would get it replaced whether you need it or not.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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