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The middle third of my 42 inch Vizio is shaded darker than…

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The middle third of my 42 inch Vizio is shaded darker than the rest of the screen, When the tv is first turned on, it is usually okay but it soon darkens.

Technician's Assistant: Are there any HDMI cables or A/V jacks (red, yellow, and white cables) plugged into your Vizio TV?

Yes

Technician's Assistant: Was there a power outage recently?

No

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: TV
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WelcomeI am sorry you are having trouble here, is it like this if you use another input like a DVD player?Anthony
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