Originally Posted by max99
I too was afraid I would screw something up - but decided to give it a try and it was easy. Here is what I did: I turned on a 1080i program. Then I turned off the TV and turned it on getting into the service menu (Display - 5 - vol+ - power). I hit 4 until I saw the HDPT in the upper left then changed the 1 to a 0 by either hitting 3 or 6 - I can't remember which but there are only 2 options (1 and 0) so you can't screw it up. I then saved it (mute - enter) and turned off the TV to get out of the service mode. Turned the TV on and it was fixed.
There was a slight change in brightness, but I re-ran AVIA and it looks good.
Does that sound like what everyone else did?
You sir are a scholar and a gentleman.
Here is my story.
I picked up a KV34HS510 off of craigslist because i needed a cheap HDTV for the bedroom and space wasnt an issue. I ended up picking it up for 150 cash in the same city i live in. I got it home and loved the PQ, have a Wii/PS3/360 hooked up to it (wii 480p component/360 1080i component, PS3 is hooked up HDMI->DVI). I did a quick calibration and was very happy with the end results and was thrilled with the set. But then once i started actually playing for long periods of time, i would notice 2 things. One, on the left side of the screen are discoloration in 2 spots, they're very small and only on the very left edge, but say the screen is all red, the spots end up yellow. I can overlook that no problem, since it doesnt happen all the time (and most games these days are just more shades of grey anyway).
The other problem was when things were loading on a black screen, id see this pulsing going from right to left and it shift the colors as it went by. I thought the set was defective but i was still happy with the set, so i didnt bother thinking about a proper fix, and just felt i could live with it, even tho it annoyed the crap out of me. So i was searching avs under my tvs model # when i saw someone mentioning this issue vaguely. Using keywords from that post + more searching, lead me to this thread, and eventually, this post. I want to say that i tried this out today and it worked PERFECTLY. The display is even more sharper then before, the brightness went down but easily fixed, and the KV-34HS510 has NEVER looked better.
I am again super insanely happy with the set and want to thank all involved who helped get it going. Blacks look amazing and HD just looks absolutely stellar. From what ive read, id have to open up my tv to fix the 2 discoloration spots so i will not bother with that. So again, thanks to all for the help.