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Old 12-16-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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Default why do I see "red ghosting" on my LCD TV?

Sometimes (not always...seems worse when weather is bad) I see red ghosting/pixels on my Samsung LCD TV.(NOT A REAR-PROJECTION TV)

Sometimes very minor, sometimes the whole screen has red (and a little blue at times).

Every channel, even if I am watching a DVD.

I don't have cable, this is over-the-air local broadcasting.

The system is hooked into a DTV-Pal external hard-drive for recording shows.

Anyone know why this may be happening sometimes??
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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Do an internet search on your tv model number. You will be surprised at the number of people that have the same issue. I had a Hitachi LCD that had a big red glow in the middle that was only visible during really dark scenes on shows/movies. I did a search on the internet and came up with pages and pages of people with the same issue with the same model. It got me an answer and a ballpark figure of what I was going to need to get it fixed which was much more that the tv was worth.
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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The color screen is broken, maybe you use some time and will get better.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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Sometimes this type of issue is caused by interference. Are you using decent quality shielded cables? Do you have anything near the TV that could distort the signal? The reason I am leaning towards interference is that you say it gets worse or happens more often during a storm. I'm really just throwing out ideas, but I would check all the cables and anything (speakers for instance) that might be causing interference.
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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It only happens now and then. As of today, all is clear. I have a feeling it may have something to do with the external hardrive DTV-PAL that I have hooked up to record shows.

Not sure? If I watch a DVD sometimes the red is there too.
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