Originally Posted by eddieras
i have the same issue - reddish blotches on bright scenes with my 58C7000 = tech said to be sure the firmware was up to date - however mine was up to date. i'm schedule for a panel replacement. but they told me it needs to be changed in a 'controlled' environment and they're taking the tv in - for a week to ten days!
Mine was replaced yesterday about 10 feet from where it is mounted. The tech helped me take it off the mount and we laid it face down on a comforter I spread on the floor. It took about an hour and the TV was back up on the wall and working. After watching what he did I am confident I could replace it myself if I needed to.
The panel is a sealed unit and comes with some of the circuit boards already attached. The tech had to remove the back cover then removed the boards that needed to transfer to the new panel, removed the screws that hold the frame to the panel. Then we removed the old panel from the frame, placed the new one in the frame, and then pretty much the reverse of the above.