I’m an owner of a Vizio TV and I’m sure many of you can relate to the frustration of having red and green lines appearing on your screen. After doing some research and trying out a few tips and tricks, I’m here to share how I solved this issue and other solutions that I discovered. In this blog post, I’ll be giving you a comprehensive guide on how to get rid of the red and green lines from your Vizio TV.
Improper cables, bad signal, or even erroneous picture mode settings may lead to this issue. Additionally, temporary system or software bugs and hardware damages may stand behind the lines.
Possible Causes of Vizio TV Red/Green Lines
Here are the most common causes of the lines issue:
If you were watching cable TV when the lines appeared, it’s very likely a bad signal that’s behind these bothering lines.
Some technical issues in the service and harsh weather conditions might lead to a poor signal. Thus, the appearance of undesirable lines on the screen.
Temporary Hardware Bug
For power-related reasons, the TV may encounter a temporary hardware bug that affects its picture.
These bugs might include excessively stored electricity on the TV board or temporary malfunction in the display circuit.
Error in HDMI Connection
Whatever its source, if your HDMI cable isn’t firmly connected to the TV, this may lead to the appearance of red and green lines.
The flawed connection of the HDMI cable may be because of any damage inside or outside it. The problem may also be related to the port.
Defect in the Source Device
The cause of the green or red lines might be the source of the image.
This includes the satellite box or the application you’re running.
A Bug in the Picture Mode
All preset modes are supposed to work smoothly on your TV. Nevertheless, while these modes try to enhance colors, they might develop bugs.
One of these bugs is the vertical red or green lines. This is likely to happen if you’re turning on “RGB Only” mode.
An Issue in HDR Mode
High dynamic range, or HDR, is a picture mode that maximizes the quality of the displayed TV picture.
It does that mainly by improving the contrast of the picture. Sometimes, this mode doesn’t work well with some content sources, leading to image defects.
Red or green lines sometimes result from overlaps in settings, especially in the picture.
Much worse, in many cases, it’s hard to detect the particular setting responsible for the lines. So, you’re forced to reset the TV.
Outdated Software of the TV or Input Source
In many cases, display glitches are caused by the out-of-date software of the TV or the input device you use.
This is highly probable if your devices are old.
Damage on the Main Board or T-Con
The main board and T-Con are responsible for displaying the TV picture. So, if there is any slight damage in one of them, many display issues can occur, including the colored lines.
How to Get Rid of Vizio TV Red/Green Lines?
The following fixes are the most effective solutions to Vizio lines problem:
- Unplug the Power Cable
The fix may be as simple as unplugging the power cable from the outlet to solve the excessively stored electricity issue.
After unplugging, wait for a minute and plug in the cable again.
- Check the HDMI Cable
Take a look at your HDMI cable to spot if there is any damage to its surface. In addition, ensure the cable is securely connected to the ports of both sides: the TV side and the source’s.
If it’s attached well and still no picture improvement, the problem may be in the port. So, disconnect the cable and connect it to another HDMI port on the TV.
- Test the Source Device
To spot whether the source device stands behind the lines, try a source device other than the one you’re running now.
For example, if you’re streaming from a Fire TV, disconnect it and try a gaming console. If the problem exists with the two devices. Then, it’s not a source problem.
If it occurs only with one of the source devices, you need to change the cables or change the defective source device itself.
- Update the TV and Input Source Software
Check for any updates for your TV or the input device software.
If you find updates, install them as fast possible as you can.
- Change the Picture Mode
To switch between different picture modes, follow these simple steps:
- On your remote control, press“ Menu.”
- Select “Picture.”
- Choose“ Picture Mode.”
- Switch between modes.
- If the line disappears when choosing a particular mode, make it the default.
- Turn Off HDR Mode
If you suspect HDR is the cause of the problem, switch it off by doing the following:
- On the remote control, go to “Settings.”
- Choose “Input settings.”
- Select the connected HDMI port.
- Disable the Full UHD Color of the port.
- Reset the TV
If you tried the modes’ solution with no result, you might need to reset all the settings.
That way, you eliminate any overlap or inappropriate setting.
- Contact a Trusted Repairer or Vizio Support
If you applied all the software solutions with no notable results, the problem is a hardware one.
In this case, you need to contact a repairer. Solving the hardware problems yourself isn’t recommended since dealing with the main board and T-Con is complex.
In addition, if your TV is still in the warranty period, you may get in touch with Vizio support to get help with your TV.
The Bottom Line
Try the following fixes to eliminate Vizio TV red/green lines. Start with unplugging and plugging back the power cable.
Next, check the HDMI cables and ports. Then, look for updates for your TV software and input sources. While in settings, switch between picture modes.
You might also need to reset the TV. Finally, you should contact a trusted repairer if all software solutions fail.