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Tv problem Will connecting component video cables to the tv and dvd player while still beiong turned on damage the colours of the picture. Not long after owning a new tv set, i discovered that there seems to be dimming effects on the picture. Picture dims when a scene changes from one to another and the background appears darkened. Some scenes look perfectly normal until they change to another . Is this what you call phospor burn. I can tell you for sure it isnt colour shading due to changing the direction of the tv as the problem has gone on for weeks. I tried the local channels, the satellite channels and dvd playback and they all display similar symptoms. What are the possible causes and what can i do without sending it to the repairmen. Your help is much sought after. Thank you.

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To answer your questions, 1) no, there's no harm in plugging or unplugging the cables while the dvd player and tv are turned on, it's very helpful in case you need to switch from one dvd to another, or one tv to another to compare pictures.  2) phosphor burn is where a picture stays on the tv in one place for so long that it actually changes the appearance of the phosphors, you can't usually tell that it's happened when the tv's on, but when it's off, you can still see an outline of the image... this happens most on computer screens that display the same thing for hours and hours, like computer terminals with menus and such, you can still read the menu even when the computer's off.

Check the various automatic picture settings in the tv's menus, and try various combinations, there may be something out of adjustment in there.  Short of that, if it's new, as you indicated, get it serviced under warranty.

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  • you can check voltages on screen control ckt & adjust it which is located on flyback transformer.
  • if it does not help then your crt has gone weak & needs replacement.
  • good luck.
  • hope this will help

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