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Ultravision Hitachi 42V710

by Tangquestador / March 15, 2015 4:51 AM PDT

Ill be brief here cause I really need help

in 2004 I purchased this 42" HDTV for about $1700, I won some money at a lottery....

The Original Bulb lasted until 2010 I replaced it
The Next Bulb was replaced in 2013 and now the picture quality is just not right

There is a RED glow through out the picture

If the image has a lot of white, and recently you don't need to see white...there is a yellow Border that comes in about 1.5" from the top, left side, right side and bottom...

In order to get a decent picture brightness is almost maxed out, Contrast is almost non existent....

Is there a fix to this or should I just replace?

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All Answers

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So the red blob or such issue? "Light engine."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2015 5:00 AM PDT
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bad light engine maybe
by Tangquestador / March 15, 2015 5:24 AM PDT

I can break it up into small peices...our trashmen are great at taking stuff, I threw out 6 computers once, woke up and they were gone! LOL

and with the cost of bulbs at $130 each I already purchased 2 of them so perhaps an 11 year old tv is pretty much dead

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I supplied that link to show
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2015 5:26 AM PDT
In reply to: bad light engine maybe

And there are other web pages about it, that it's not the bulb but somewhere in the light engine.

As to the trash, some get upset about this but that's not how to recycle that. I wish folk would never send it in the trash like that.

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Trash TV etc...
by Tangquestador / March 15, 2015 6:02 AM PDT

Our state has single stream recycle...they pull out

cans, bottles, metals, electronics....etc.....its a great system....

with the regards to replacement....for $349 at 0% for 18 months its a no brainer

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