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Yellow tint and Calibration "Fix"

So after 10 years, and on my second Philips OEM lamp, approx 10,000 hours overall, my kds-60a2000 developed the dreaded yellow tint.

I picked up an entire optical block that was removed from an old 60a2000 that DID NOT have any tint problem...thought being i would replace the optical block...my tv was professionally calibrated and prior to the tint problem was accurate...I decided to use calman v4 to check the settings...my original settings that had me perfectly calibrated w/6500k are:

custom
adv iris: auto1
picture: 55
brightness: 57
color: 40
hue: 0
color temp: neutral
sharpness: 42
adv settings
white balance
R-gain: -5
G-gain: -7
B-gain: -18
R-bias: 4
G-bias: 0
B-bias: 1
all other stuff: off

with the yellow tint: everything got thrown off...the color temp was not 6500k, it was 5250k...

to get close to 6500k with the yellow tint, these setting got me close to 6500k...with very good grayscale alignment...

custom
adv iris: auto1
picture: 90
brightness: 55
color: 52
hue: 0
color temp: cool
sharpness: 42
adv settings
white balance
R-gain: 0
G-gain: -20
B-gain: 0
R-bias: -10
G-bias: -10
B-bias: 10
all other stuff: off

with the yellow tint, there was no way to get close to 6500k with neutral...cool was my only option...after calibration, the set looks terrific...i know that the block could get worse, but for now it looks great again...

for those with calibration knowledge - does the difference in settings above make sense with yellow tint?...i was very surprised that thru calibration i could get the color/performance back...

thoughts/comments?
 

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While investigating an issue with no video/audio coming through my HDMI6 (possibly other inputs), I just noticed a orange/amber light blinking in the back of my set.
Does anyone have an answer to what this means?

I found a reference manual linkhttps://ia601204.us.archive.org/6/items/Sony_KDS-50A2000_KDS-50A2010_KDS-55A2000_KDS-60A2010_KDS-60A2000/Sony_KDS-50A2000_KDS-50A2010_KDS-55A2000_KDS-60A2010_KDS-60A2000.pdf , and the only reference that I could find was on page 55, in the IRIS9V portion of the schematic -- there is an orange LED.
I'd love to know if this is a red herring or not related to my problem.

Related (but unanswered cross-post): /forum/63-rear-projection-units/912298-sony-kds-50a2000-flashing-inside-set.html
 

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My 50" Sony SXRD finally died. It has served me well, no problems in over 11 years, Transported it halfway across the country and back. The bulb (my third) diesd and my spare shattered on power up. Time to let it go. For the short term, I bought a TCL 55" Series 6 from BestBuy and it's fantastic so far. I can re-purpose my old Roku as the built in Roku works well and streams 4K and UHD. The on screen guide for OTA was a surprise.

Goodbye to the threads.
 

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i was a proud owner of a SXRD KDS-55A2000 for about 11 years. yeah, it suffered from the OB issue, had the OB replaced 3 times and replaced the lamp 3 times as well.

the third time was the charm for the OB, fortunately i had purchase the extended warranty from BB and extended it a couple of times until they no longer offered me the ability to do so. that third OB has lasted up to this very day.

i must say that i remember the first time i replaced the lamp, it was several years after purchasing it new that the original lamp finally went. as part of the warranty, BB did it and i will say this of that set, every time the lamp was replaced, it was like getting a brand new SXRD from the factory.

it was possibly the absolute best picture i have ever seen. the only thing i had ever wished of it was that it could have done 24fps. other than that, once the last and current OB was installed, its been a remarkably beautiful looking picture.

i sold it last last year as i finally decided it was time to go 4K as i waited for the TCL 6 series 65" to be released. the people i sold it to, were friends of my Daughter, they came over and watched the tv before buying it, i placed a blu-ray movie on and the Ladies Dad sat down and wanted to watch the entire movie it was so beautiful and yeah, i also had a 7.1.4 playing for the audio. His Daughter said, Dad, we got to go. :p

they purchased it and it has thus far been serving them well. i know it's in good hands and according to my Daughter, it still is. i also gave them a spare new lamp complete in the new housing, 3 hdmi cables and because they wanted to be able to get streaming, i threw in an old 1080p AppleTV since my new tv had the Roku OS built in.

i just wanted to add my experience with this game changing tv that i had the privilege to own. so, my best wishes to those who are still keeping their SXRD's going, KDS-55A2000 and all of the SXRD line. i must also say, with almost no tweaking at all, this had the best color/contrast out of the box i've ever seen on a tv. it reminds me of my current TCL, i've not touched the color from what it was out of the box with small adjustments to the brightness in different modes and inputs.

keep going strong SXRD owners! :D
 

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i was a proud owner of a SXRD KDS-55A2000 for about 11 years. yeah, it suffered from the OB issue, had the OB replaced 3 times and replaced the lamp 3 times as well.

the third time was the charm for the OB, fortunately i had purchase the extended warranty from BB and extended it a couple of times until they no longer offered me the ability to do so. that third OB has lasted up to this very day.

i must say that i remember the first time i replaced the lamp, it was several years after purchasing it new that the original lamp finally went. as part of the warranty, BB did it and i will say this of that set, every time the lamp was replaced, it was like getting a brand new SXRD from the factory.

it was possibly the absolute best picture i have ever seen. the only thing i had ever wished of it was that it could have done 24fps. other than that, once the last and current OB was installed, its been a remarkably beautiful looking picture.

i sold it last last year as i finally decided it was time to go 4K as i waited for the TCL 6 series 65" to be released. the people i sold it to, were friends of my Daughter, they came over and watched the tv before buying it, i placed a blu-ray movie on and the Ladies Dad sat down and wanted to watch the entire movie it was so beautiful and yeah, i also had a 7.1.4 playing for the audio. His Daughter said, Dad, we got to go. :p

they purchased it and it has thus far been serving them well. i know it's in good hands and according to my Daughter, it still is. i also gave them a spare new lamp complete in the new housing, 3 hdmi cables and because they wanted to be able to get streaming, i threw in an old 1080p AppleTV since my new tv had the Roku OS built in.

i just wanted to add my experience with this game changing tv that i had the privilege to own. so, my best wishes to those who are still keeping their SXRD's going, KDS-55A2000 and all of the SXRD line. i must also say, with almost no tweaking at all, this had the best color/contrast out of the box i've ever seen on a tv. it reminds me of my current TCL, i've not touched the color from what it was out of the box with small adjustments to the brightness in different modes and inputs.

keep going strong SXRD owners! :D
Good to know that your old SXRD found a good home and that you are enjoying your new TCL Series 6. Out of the box, mine was too bright for my room. Had to set the picture to normal mode and "darker" and I turned the color down to 45 (it was too saturated at mid setting). I really love the deep blacks on movies, something the SXRD was lacking and the TCL is bright enough for sports in the daytime in a well lit room. I do see a bit of grey screen non-uninformative but nothing that is noticeable most of the time and nothing that bothers me. One thing I miss is the ability to set my own favorite channels (I use over-the-air for locals).
 

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thanks, i'm happy for the new owner of my old SXRD. now, i don't want to take up this SXRD thread with TCL talk, but i will say this, i don't think it's fair to compare 12 year old technology with todays technology. the tech inside of 4K tv's is very much beyond what was inside of most 1080p RPTV's. i will say, when working properly, the SXRD line did exactly what it was designed to do up to it's limitations.

i think TCL does the same and in some cases, exceeds at it. that's not a knock at the SXRD either, but they are very different.

i do respect what you have said in your post, hope you were happy when you had your SXRD and do hope you are enjoying your TCL as much as i am. :D

best of luck; now back to SXRD KDS-55A2000 talk. ;)
 

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Yes, both TVs have exceeded my expectations. Never has an optical block problem. Guess I was among the lucky ones. I loved to colors on the Sony SXRD. One unique feature was that it had separate RF inputs for over-the-air and Cable TV and I used both until Time-Warner dropped any clear QAM from the basic cable and internet pacakge. I hate the cable boxes, now it's OTA and Roku only.
 

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We still have our 50”. We have replaced the bulb several times. I had the OB problem. Sony fixed it. Espn looks supper on it, but other channels not so much. We are looking at replacing it with the 65” Vizio P-Series. I considered the TCL 5 or 6, but didn’t like the 60 refresh rate. We watch a lot of sports. Might put the sxrd in the basement for gaming. Can’t justify the price for on OLED on our budget. Did consider the Sony 900F, but for $899 at Costco it’s hard to pass up with March Madness happening. I’ll also get to see how it handles motion.
 
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