LCD TV keeps shutting off

By b33kewl
Sep 20, 2009
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  1. I bought an ilo HDTV. It was working well for two years, but it now shuts down whenever I play HD movies or HD games. It doesn't shut off when I play SD, though. I also tried to set the temperature to cool, but it didn't help. Anyone have any idea what the problem could be? In addition, it's a 32 in LCD.
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    That is usually the early stage of a permanent failure of the LCD... Usually in the early stages of failure, it will shut off the screen repeatedly without warning... sometime down the road, it will not come back on when you depress the on button. This is most frequent on models such as ViewSonic, Envision, Visio, no name brands, and other low cost LCD or HDTV devices.

    I do not know a fix, because the parts are hard to obtain.
  3. b33kewl

    b33kewl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    ^Okay, but what does it only shut off when I play HD content? It plays standard definition television/movies fine.
  4. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Because it is dying in its own way... intensity of what is on the screen had little or nothing to do with the final failure.
  5. b33kewl

    b33kewl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Yeah, I understand now. I guess I'll have to buy a new TV. Also, I was kinda assuming that was happening. I mean, if I shut my tv off all night, it'll play HD content for 20 minutes, but then it would shut off. So I'm assuming, as time passes, it'll start shutting off when I'm playing standard definition too, right? And then it will stop turning on, correct?
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