Originally Posted by Fritz12
Also posted in the "Official Owner's" thread:
My 60XBR2 has recently developed color problems that I can't seem to fix. This is happening not long after installing my second lamp, and it seems that a lot of owners are experiencing Optical Block problems beginning around lamp replacement.
The basic problem is that quite a bit (but not all) program material on all inputs in use looks golden or yellow. What's curious is that it doesn't seem to be consistent - there seems to be movies and scenes that seem to look exactly as they should, but maybe that's just an illusion. I would think that a problem with the optical block would affect everything all the time, but perhaps color issues caused by the OB is not linear...?
The basic question that I have is this: how do I know, or how can I test to make sure the Optical Block is going bad? Is there definitive
method to determine this?
Thanks for any help!
Look at the image from a black & white movie, or an input with just snow covering the full screen. If you are having OB problems, you will notice the yellow or green clearly. It may not appear to effect one station to another from time to time due to the image being broadcast. But, if you see it as I mentioned, you have an issue with the OB.
Good luck, I'm about to have my second OB replaced in 13 months, on a tv I purchased in Dec.'2006.