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SAMSUNG SP-P4251 DISTORTED PICTURE AND THEN SCREEN GOES BLUE

Hi, my television has been working fine for about 2 years.  Lately the picture becomes distorted and then the screen becomes entirely blue.  Audio is available but not the picture. Please provide suggestions.  I was informed that labor alone for someone to come over costs $325.

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Wow same here but mine is red I know its because of the plasma bulb is wearing out and for my fix is $1000 but I didn't do want to go on so I tried to change the color settings and tried RGB to all 0 and it became fine. Well at least you have a cool blue screen, mine is red.

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When its out of alignment the video will look 3-D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired. Convergence problems are very common on all Projection TV sets including Sony, Samsung,JVC,Philip Magnavox,Panasonic,Akai,Pioneer, Hitachi,Mitsubishi,Zenith and others.
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Here is the link where I viewed the specs on your tv. I do not see where you have the HDMI inputs.


http://www.bizrate.com/tv/samsung-sp-p4251-42-in-flat-panel-plasma-tv--pid70802962/

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