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Black showing as red on LCD

I purchased this TV on January 5th and it worked great at first. A couple of weeks went by and one morning I noticed that some of the screen that should be showing up black in color was a bright red( all other areas of the screen were normal). I turned off the TV and the next time I turned it on the red had gone back to black and everything was fine.

It continued to work perfectly for awhile after that, but then the problem showed up again. Again turning it off for a while, then turning it back on had fixed it for a bit. It then began happening more and more frequently, at which point I called in to tech support. I was told to do several things including resetting the picture mode through the menu, and unplugging the set and holding the power button down for 25 sec.

None of these suggestions have worked, and now the problem is happening 100% of the time, even after turning it off. The problem occurs on every input of the TV (cable, dvd, hdmi, ect...) I am becoming very frustrated with this, I purchased the TV only a month and a half ago and already there are major issues with it.

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  • bdonato53 Mar 15, 2009

    I'm having same prob. bought refurbish unit 1week ago. bright red pixels where black should be. emailed tech support. waiting to hear.

  • lordsmith Mar 16, 2009

    i have the same problem, after the red, the picture flickers and loses video. after unplugging for about a hr, picture comes back for a while. i place a box fan behind the tv, and it played perfect for a few days until i turned the tv off. I replace the power supply board and one of the pc boards and still have the same problem. dont want to buy parts till i find the problem. someone please advise. i feel like its something simple, jst need to know what part.

  • rpdtony Mar 16, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. I purchased my Vizio on 12/28/2008 and it just started this week.

  • MaxPower55 Mar 19, 2009

    I am having the same problem with Vizio SV470XVT. I bought it from Costco in January 2009. I am trying to rule out cable wiring issues (signal strength). I have it hooked up with HDMI cable. I replaced the cable and tried different HDMI ports, but it didn’t help. I also have an e-mail into Vizio tech support.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I got this problem after less than 2 months of use. Extremely disappointed!

  • junque4sale Apr 13, 2009

    Same problem here too. Bought the tv February 5th. Sounds like this is an all too common problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    on an image certain colors will start kind of turn a bright static-y green. hard to describe but really annoying.

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I have the exact same probelm! What is the solution???

  • junque4sale May 20, 2009

    I have been trying to get this problem solved for over a month now. Vizio sent a tech out to replace the board about a week and a half ago. Approximately a half hour after the tech left the RED started back up again. I called Vizio back and they issued a replacement which arrived today. I have my fingers crossed that this replacement TV will work properly. I will let you know what happens.

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    Vizio 47" same problem. Where the color should be black, it is instead red. Call Vizio. Did the troubleshooting...going to return. TV was purchased 5/2/09 from Sams.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    Our 2 week old 47" LCD 1080 Vizio tv from Costco shows moving red highlights in various places (like a weird LSD trip?), at times it shows at times it is not there and all is well for a while. Called our cable provider, and called VIZIO, went thru both their rigamaroles (ie: shut off, hold power button on set for 20 secs, restart, etc.) and still see red highlights in various areas! Might have to have a VIZIO repairman come out which is an inconvenience...or return it to Costco, another inconvenience with having to re-box the huge thing, carry it out the house into the car, etc...
    What does anyone out there recommend? THANK YOU!

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    I have the same problem with the Vizio VO47L LCD TV I purchased from Costco on 28th of April. Problem started out as red replacing black areas of the picture about 2 weeks ago. In the last few days black areas will sometimes turn green instead of red. I have friends and relatives that own 37" and 42" Vizio LCD TVs and have had no problems at all. I've notice from researching online that most the 47' Vizio TVs with problems have been purchased from Costco??



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This is a LVDS cable issue. All you have to do is call Vizio and they will send out a tech and replace the LVDS cable along with the Main Board. This should resolve the pixilation issue.

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Return the tv for an exchange. It is so early into your warranty period.

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I had this problem as well. You need to either change or just re-connect ribbons and cables connecting LCD and motherboard.Simple as that

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