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Green screen vizio lcd

My vizio lcd 42 inch i just bout a month ago was working but then i just turned it on and there is a green screen on the hdmi input. it works on the av input but is solid green on the hdmi input.. any suggestions?

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  • ThePepster Nov 28, 2007

    My Vizio is a 32" screen. When the TV is first turned on I see light green fuzz on the screen. I see this no matter what input I'm using (HDMI,Component or TV via an over the air antenna). The problem does go away after about 15 minutes. I purchased the TV in July 2007.

  • kings Dec 02, 2007

    I have a Vizio 50" 1080i. When I first turn the TV on, there is a greenish speckling on the brighter images (sort of a fluroescent mold effect). This generally lasts for no longer than 5 minutes and sometimes a channel change will correct this. I have owned this for about 5 months and this problem only started about a month ago.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    37" Vizio bought from Costco Seattle Dec 2007. Same problem, green screen on all inputs.

  • heroes52 Sep 14, 2008

    I have a 52'' vizio and the screen will turn green where there is black, and pink where there should be whites. Usually after the tv has been on for a little while. I can sometimes change channels back and forth, and it will go away. Only to happen again 20 minutes later. Vizio support told me it was the hdmi cables, so I changed them with no luck.

  • dfo319 Sep 28, 2008

    42" LCD, same problem, all inputs. comes and goes - sometimes changing channels, sometimes, turning TV on and off, sometimes turning cable on and off. Purchased 9/14/08 at costco

  • mawawilson Dec 10, 2008

    We have the same problem, brand new TV two weeks old started doing that. At first it cleared up after turning it off and then on again, but now two minues after it's on and it doesn't clear up. Do other brands have this problem or is it only Vizio? Vizio offered to send out a replacement but will take 7-14 days. Taking it back to Costco right away, but am leary about Vizio now.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    my tv generates green color in the area that seem to be reserved for the blackest portions of the video. I first thought it was the HD digital signal (HDMI) but then the problem arose while watching DVD (Component video input). The Vizio tv is a 47 inch with the 1080p and 120hz.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    I have the same green screen problem!

  • seco7 Mar 30, 2009

    Green pixel mold fills in the blacks. I have the 47 inch and it goes across all inputs. I am returning it to Costco since I have only had the set for 2 weeks. I will never buy a Vizio product again.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    No picture just green w/streaks. Input button does not do anything except turn sound off.



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My 37" vizio I bought in Dec 2007 did this (green screen at start-up on all inputs). At first it went away by itself after you left the unit on for 15 minutes, but then 2 days later the whole thing DIED. Luckily Costco has a 90 day return policy on TVs.

Vizio tech support suggested this (before it died that is):
Please try to reset all setting and then to see if the problem is solved. 1. Press the Menu on your Remote Control;
2. choose Set up on the OSD;
3. then choose Reset All settings;
4. Press the Exit on your Remote Control to remove the OSD.

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