Crazy MB, Uwish, Hithos:
First, glad to hear that Crazy is back to normal (pardon da pun). I had been wondering what happened on your set.
I reported my problem and the fix that was done and everything was hunky dory for about 5 weeks and then it happened again. My warranty was fixin (texan for "getting ready") to expire and I quickly called for service. They came out the other day (same tech as before), and the first comment out of his mouth was "man, this is unreal. This is the first time I have had a call back on this issue". I was ready this time. I had a camcorder set up on a tripod and focused on the viewing area of my Hitachi. I thought this might freak him out but he did not even comment on it. I turned the camera on and recorded his whole procedure. I have not viewed the tape yet but am hopeful that it is clear enough to see exactly all the steps he went thru.
He basically did exactly what he did last time. He got into the service menu and toggled thru various settings and recorded on paper what they were.
Then he re-initialized the LCD's ( i think that is what he called it) which consisted of three screens: red, green, and blue. He then went back thru and wrote down the final settings. It also looked like he may have changed a couple of them slightly. When he was done, the set looked fantastic again. I told him I was worried that this had happened twice and my warranty was expiring etc and he told me I better get an extended warranty. lmao. I told him I was not sure he had fixed my problem because even tho he is making my set look good, he had not determined what was causing the problem to occur. He then said he would contact Hitachi and discuss this with them and call me back. He called the next day and they have recommended him replacing some circuit board on my set and they think that is the culprit. He told me as soon as they get the board that he would come out and replace it. I will report later which board he replaces in case Crazy who is temporarily normal later needs the info.
Lastly, the tech had a 3 page printout from the Hitachi Service website that told him exactly how to fix the problem. I asked him to email me a copy and he said no. C'mon dude I said to him, but he was relentless in not doing it. He started talking about people who get sm info off the internet and get into their sm and jack things up etc and they have to fix the mess assuming Hitachi will cover it etc. Lmfao. I didn't have the heart to tell him it was probably our favorite site AVS.
PS: for those who did not read my earlier post discussing this problem it has to do with the whole picture having an orangish pinkish hue. This is not the problem some have reported where only sections of the picture is out of whack. In this case, the whole screen has the problem.