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Our Vizio screen has a dark shadow that appears to be behind

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Our Vizio screen has a dark shadow that appears to be behind the screen. Any ideas why or how to fix? It doesnt stop the picture, it just looks like a transparent tornado over the picture in spots
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Gina King replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
We see dark "wisps" on our screen. The wisps are vertical on the left and right of the screen. The wisps are annoying, but do not mess up the picture so we cant see it.
Expert:  Gina King replied 6 years ago.

I will try to find someone to assist you.

Thank you for your continued patience. :)
Expert:  Steve replied 6 years ago.
Hi, Gina asked if I could help with this question...

Please post the model number found on the back of the TV?

I know it's very difficult to describe the picture in words, so any additional information would be very helpful!

The shadows you see do not have a sharply defined edge, but instead is random, large spots?

If you display the TV menu and other inputs (DVD player?), do you see the spots in those displays, too?

Are the shadows only on the extreme left and right portions of the screen?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Relist: No answer yet.
I was charged, but never got an anser!!! You owe me $18.00
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.


Thanks for the question. My name is Dan.


Do you still need help with this? It's a pretty common problem with the Vizio line... just let me know.


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes we still have the problem. The model # XXXXX: vuzuigv42lfhdtv10a. the "shadows" do not have defined edges, they look somewhat like grey 'smears' or something over the picture. there is a larger one on the right and a smaller one on the left.
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.

Ok, I'll be glad to help. I have seen this issue many times. Give me a few minutes to look through my notes.



Edited by Dan T. on 11/3/2010 at 3:15 PM EST
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.

Ok, thanks for your patience.


Does your screen look anything like this?



Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Relist: I still need help.
still no awnser and the tv has started flashing a darkness horizontally across the screen for a short time then it disappears. this happens two or three times a day....
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
yes our screen looks like the one you posted...still no awns. yet..
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.
So it looks like the picture I posted and it has intermittent horizontal lines? What do these lines look like?