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How do I get rid of the blue tint on my philips tv?

Having a blue tint on your Philips TV screen can be annoying and make it difficult to enjoy watching shows and movies. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can try to get rid of that pesky blue tint and restore your TV’s picture to its proper colors.

Check Your Picture Settings

The first thing to check is your TV’s picture settings. Oftentimes a blue tint is caused by an incorrect color temperature or white balance setting. Here’s how to check the picture settings on your Philips TV:

  1. Using your remote, go to the Home screen menu
  2. Select Settings > Picture
  3. Under Picture Style, make sure the mode is set to Standard, Vivid, Natural, Movie or another preset option. Avoid any custom settings.
  4. Under Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness adjust the sliders until the picture looks best to you without a blue tint.
  5. Under Color, adjust the saturation and hue settings. Lowering saturation can correct a blue tint.
  6. Under White Balance change the R/G/B gains to balance out any excess blue.

Tweaking these picture settings is often enough to remove a blue color cast on a Philips TV. Make sure to select Save or apply the settings before exiting.

Reset Picture Settings to Default

If adjusting the existing picture settings doesn’t fix your blue tinted screen, try resetting everything back to the factory default settings. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Home > Settings > Picture
  2. Select Picture Style, then restore style defaults.
  3. Select General Settings, then select Reset. This will reset other picture settings.
  4. Select Save to apply the default picture settings.

Resetting removes any customized adjustments that may have caused the blue tint on your Philips TV. It’s a quick way to restore the original intended picture quality.

Check External Device Connections

The source of your blue tinted screen could also be an external device connected to your Philips TV, such as a Blu-ray player, game console, cable box or media streamer. Try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Disconnect all external devices from your TV.
  • Switch to the built-in TV tuner source.
  • Tune to a TV channel and check if the blue tint remains.
  • If the tint is gone, plug your devices back one at a time and check if the blue returns. This will identify the problematic device.
  • Once found, check that device’s video output settings. Disable any color temperature adjustments.
  • Use high quality HDMI cables to connect devices to your TV.
  • Connect devices directly to your TV rather than through an AV receiver.

Factory Reset Your Philips TV

If you’ve tried the above steps and the blue tint persists, performing a factory reset on your Philips TV may help resolve the issue. Factory reset will restore your TV’s software to original factory condition. Here’s how to reset:

  1. From your remote press the Home button.
  2. Open Settings > General settings > Factory settings.
  3. Select Reset to proceed with reset.
  4. Your TV will reboot and begin the reset process. Wait for it to complete.
  5. Run through the initial TV setup again.

This clean software install should clear up any bugs or glitches causing the blue tint problem. As a last resort, factory resetting can get your TV looking good as new.

Check for Panel Damage

In rare cases, a blue tint can indicate physical damage to the LED/LCD panel inside the TV. This is more likely if the tint only affects a portion of the screen. Signs of panel damage:

  • Blue tint in spots or patches, not uniform across the screen.
  • Dark or discolored areas on the panel.
  • Cracks or chips in the physical panel.
  • Dead pixels – small dark or bright dots.

If you notice any such panel abnormalities, the blue tint may be caused by damage to the display components. This requires professional TV repair or replacement of the panel.

Contact Philips Support

If you still see a persistent blue tint after trying all troubleshooting, your Philips TV may benefit from service and repair:

  • TVs under warranty – Contact Philips support online or by phone. They can diagnose the issue and arrange free repair if covered.
  • Out of warranty TVs – Philips can still repair at a cost. DIY repair is not recommended.
  • Have your model number ready when contacting support.
  • You may need to take your TV to an authorized service center.

Philips can properly evaluate the blue tint issue and the best way to resolve it based on your TV’s model and condition. Their specialized repair technicians and parts can fix problems you can’t on your own.

Preventing Blue Tint

Once you get your Philips TV looking normal again, here are some tips to prevent blue tint from returning:

  • Avoid static images – Don’t leave news tickers, video game HUDs, or other static images on screen for long periods. This can burn-in retained images.
  • Control ambient lighting – Very bright or colored light hitting the screen can cause tinting. Keep your room lighting modest and bias toward white/yellow light.
  • Manage heat – Ensure ventilation around your TV and don’t let it overheat. High temperatures can impact the display.
  • Use screen saver – Enable a screen saver when your TV will be idle to prevent uneven pixel wear.
  • Keep away from windows – Don’t place your TV where direct sunlight can hit the screen.

Following these best practices for your viewing environment and TV usage will help minimize any color tinting or aging issues with your Philips television.


Troubleshooting and fixing a blue tinted TV screen may require trying multiple adjustments. First make sure your Philips TV picture settings are not the cause. Reset your TV to factory defaults if needed. Check your input sources and connected devices. Ultimately your TV may need professional service if display components are damaged or worn out. With the right combination of settings, connections and possible repairs, you can get rid of an annoying blue tint and enjoy proper color on your Philips TV.

Issue Troubleshooting Steps
Incorrect picture settings
  • Check Color, White Balance, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
  • Reset picture settings to default
Problematic source device
  • Disconnect source devices and check
  • Connect devices directly into TV
  • Use high quality cables
Software/firmware issue Factory reset the TV to original settings
LED/LCD panel damage Professional repair or replacement needed

This summarizes the key troubleshooting tips to address possible causes of blue tint on your Philips TV screen. With the right steps, you can remove the unwanted color cast and get your TV looking its best.