Hello all. Been a while...

Greetings to all, once again. Well, have an interesting problem. Got a RCA 27V530T here at the house, and I having problems with it. Though I would throw the symptoms up here, and see if any of you may know what the problem is. There has been a progression of problems, but I will try to describe them the best I can. First of all the TV is just out of the part warrantee (1 year old).

Ok, here is my setup in a nut shell. I have the PS2 on the front Video Input. The DVD is plugged into the Component Video (Y, Pb, Pr), the Sat. dish is plugged into the S-Video, and the VCR is running into the 300 Ohm Coax (The 300 Ohm from he Dish is also running into the VCR, so we can record if we wish)

Now, about 3 months ago, we noticed that when we switched the inputs (Like from S-video to Front AV jacks, with the remote. Not actually pulling the cables), we would get a screen that was kinda like a scrambled movie on cable TV. We used to just turn it off, and back on, and it would come on perfect, till we switched it to another input, where once again, we turned the TV off. But as it progressed, it took longer for it to "Clear Up". Otherwise we would have to turn the TV off longer. Then about two or three weeks ago, I was home on vacation, and watching TV, and the screen went black and white. Crisp clean picture but black and white. I thought it was the Sat. But it was working good on other TVs here in the house. Now, since then the TV will turn black and white a lot during the day. And the only way to clear it up is to turn it off for a while and then turn it back on. Here is the think that is stumping me. If we watch the Sat on Ch. 3 (300 ohm), it can go HOURS before it turns black and white. But then when we turn it back on, it is all scrambled. We have to turn the TV off for 1/2 hour or more. Sometimes we try to experiment and unplug it. But the funny thing is, if we are running the PS2 Or DVD or Sat on S-Video, it may last an hour maybe two. Here is an example of the past two days. Today, I had the TV on from about 12:00 pm to about 5 PM and it finally turned black and white (During the race of all things). But last night playing my PS2, the TV went black and white in 20 minutes from turning the TV on.

So with that all said, any Ideas? I am thinking a Cold Joint, but not sure, figure I would throw this out there, and see, before opening it up. If it was still under warrantee I would just take it back. But it isn't, so here I am.

Well, thanks in advance,

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i would start by checking Relays and solder joints.

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