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Question about horizontal band on Vizio LCD

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I had a quick question for those of you that are knowledgeable about LCD's. I just purchased a 42" Vizio E470VL LCD and noticed a horizontal band a little more than half way down the screen. By band I mean that the screen is a tad darker in about a 2 inch band horizontally across the entire screen. Is there a setting that can remove this band?? Is it a problem with the TV itself?? The band appears no matter the input so it isn't an input problem.

If you can help or at least tell me the TV is shot I'd be appreciative.
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Originally Posted by merlinschenk View Post

I had a quick question for those of you that are knowledgeable about LCD's. I just purchased a 42" Vizio E470VL LCD and noticed a horizontal band a little more than half way down the screen. By band I mean that the screen is a tad darker in about a 2 inch band horizontally across the entire screen. Is there a setting that can remove this band?? Is it a problem with the TV itself?? The band appears no matter the input so it isn't an input problem.

If you can help or at least tell me the TV is shot I'd be appreciative.

Sounds like a backlight problem. Other than the backlight setting there is no other adjustment you could try. If it is noticable to you and others using various sources and material I would get whoever provides the warrantee to determine if the set should be repaired/replaced. You could go look at the same model in a store and see if that set shows a similar problem. If the set is still in the return period you could return it.
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Originally Posted by txrose View Post

Sounds like a backlight problem. Other than the backlight setting there is no other adjustment you could try. If it is noticable to you and others using various sources and material I would get whoever provides the warrantee to determine if the set should be repaired/replaced. You could go look at the same model in a store and see if that set shows a similar problem. If the set is still in the return period you could return it.

VIZIO Toll Free Tech Support line at 877-698-4946.
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Thanks. It isn't noticeable all of the time, but now that I know it is there I look for it. My wife didn't notice it until I pointed it out to her. I purchased from Wal-Mart and they have a 90 day return policy so I'll take it back to them. Maybe if I wait until Black Friday....
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Thanks for the info
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It looks like a LCD problem.
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