Oct 31, 2016, 12:22 AM
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Hi, my TV seems to have died tonight. I was using my Xbox 360 (through component video) to try and watch Netflix when the Xbox was causing some odd interference on the screen. It seems to have caused this strange flickering picture ever since I got the Xbox and I didn't think much of it, but looking back, it may have been a bad reaction of the output from the Xbox. Anyway, this interference happened, but this time, something happened that didn't before, the TV shut off about 5 seconds into loading the Netflix app, and the red power light was flashing. I don't know if it was some sort of code or what because I shut the surge protector off a few seconds after it happened to prevent further damage.
Panasonic CT-34WX50 flashing red light and other problems
It's a Panasonic CT-34WX50 HDTV from 2002. I just got it a few months ago after looking for a widescreen CRT, and had a great deal of fun trying to get the 200 pound beast into my basement, so it's going to be tough getting it back out if I need to get rid of it. I don't have the money for another TV, anyway.
Also, while we're here, I'll talk about some other issues it has. When you turn the power on, there's always 2 relay clicks, and usually they're in quick succession, but sometimes, it takes noticeably longer for both to go. It worries me a bit when it takes a while, because it always makes me think something will break on it right then. Why does the delay change? Does it indicate something?
For the past few days before this happened, I noticed there was a light blue spot slightly off-center from the middle of the screen. Tube failure, perhaps? Not sure if it just needs degaussing or what.
And, ever since I owned it, any vertical straight lines (particularly to the left of the screen) have been distorted inwards, does this indicate bad capacitors?
I was happy with the TV for its good picture and great speakers, but is this the end of its lifespan? Help.
The flashing red light occurred right after a storm in my area, if that helps. The power didn't go out in my house, though.