Skip to Content

Vizio TV Blue/Purple/Yellow/Green Tint (Causes and How to Fix)

As a Vizio TV owner, I was recently frustrated when I noticed the picture had taken on a blue tint. After doing some research, I discovered that this is a common problem with all brands of TVs. In this blog post, I’m going to share what I learned about the causes of this problem and how I fixed it, as well as some other solutions I discovered. I hope my experience can help others who are dealing with the same issue and can save them time and money.

Some of the common causes of this issue are loose connection cables or faulty software. To resolve them, try a hard reset or a complete system update.

IssuePossible CauseSolution
Blue/Purple/Yellow/Green TintLoose connection cablesCheck and replace connection cables; test with another TV to confirm
Incorrect picture settingsAdjust color saturation, hue, brightness, offset, and gain in the TV’s settings
Power surgePerform a hard reset: unplug TV, hold power button for 40-60 seconds, wait 20 minutes, plug in and power on
Outdated or faulty softwareManually update the TV’s system software; if update halts, perform a factory reset

Dealing With Vizio TV Blue/Purple/Yellow/Green Tint

There are a few issues that can be causing the discoloration of your Vizio TV screen. In this article, we’ll walk you through what you can do to fix this issue.

  1. Check the Connection Cables

Notice a blue or purple tint on your TV screen can mean the problem is with the wiring. 

As time goes on, HDMI cables will degrade and lose some of their effectiveness. This will lead to a shift in how the Vizio screen displays images.

So, the first thing you should do is check on the connecting wires. To do that, you’ll need another TV.

Inspect your Vizio screen and make a note of all the connections. Next, replicate the setup with the other device using the same exact cables.

When you see an issue with the color scheme, then you need to replace the wires. However, if the new TV works well, then the problem is with the Vizio screen.

  1. Change Picture Settings

Vizio TVs are incredibly customizable. Luckily, that means you can go into the settings menu and change the color saturation.

This is one of the fastest ways to get rid of an unwanted tint.

To do that:

  1. Turn on your Vizio TV.
  2. Click on the Menu button on your remote controller.
  3. Navigate to the Display tab.
  4. Find the Professional Picture menu.
  5. Use the cursor on the screen to click on the Color Tuner option.
  6. Highlight the aspect that you want to edit.
  7. Move the left and right arrows to change the different values.
  8. Click OK to save your changes.
  9. Push the Exit button on the remote to return to the main menu.

There are multiple aspects you can edit in the Color Tuner menu. For example, the hue, saturation, brightness, offset, and gain.

You can change these factors for all the main shades of the screen. That includes:

  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Cyan
  • Magenta
  • Yellow

Unfortunately, this process will involve a little trial and error. You may have to edit the settings quite a few times before you find the perfect balance.

Although that may all be in vain. While this will correct unwanted tints, it doesn’t resolve any underlying issues.

That means the discoloration can come back with no warning.

  1. Use a Hard Reset

One of the most common culprits behind TV screen discoloration is a power surge. When that happens, a current will flow through your device and alter its components.

The easiest way around this issue is to perform a hard reset. This will dispel any stored power from the TV and give you a nice, fresh start.

For that, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off your Vizio TV.
  2. Unplug the device from the electrical socket.
  3. Hold down the power button on the TV for about 40 to 60 seconds.
  4. Give the TV about 20 minutes to stabilize.
  5. Plug the power cord back in.
  6. Press down the power button again for an additional 60 seconds.
  7. Use your remote to turn the TV back on.

This process should get rid of the tint. Although you may have to wait for quite a while to find out. Sometimes it takes time for the TV to rebalance and operate at full capacity. 

Watch the TV for about an hour or so before you decide that there are no more issues.

  1. Update the System

Vizio will send your TV regular updates to ensure the device runs smoothly. That means every few months, the TV will need to download and install new software.

During this process, some malfunctions can occur that will alter your device. To fix this problem, you’ll need to initiate a manual update.

  1. Turn on your Vizio TV.
  2. Click on the Menu button on your remote controller.
  3. Go to the System tab.
  4. Locate the Updates menu.
  5. Find the Check for Updates option.
  6. Wait for your TV to connect to the internet and look for new software.
  7. Download and install the latest firmware available.

This process can take about half an hour. However, once it’s done, your TV should be as good as new.

If the update halts in the middle of the installation process, you may need to perform a factory reset.


When dealing with a Vizio TV blue/purple/yellow/green tint, there are a few fixes you can try out. For starters, try checking the connection cables.

Another solution would be to change the picture settings. This will require trial and error and isn’t a permanent solution.

Other than that, you may try a hard reset or a full system update.