How to Fix Sony TV Screen Blue Tint? Complete Guide

How to Fix Sony TV Screen Blue Tint? You can’t imagine being frustrated when you sit down to watch your favorite show or movie on your Sony TV only to find out that the screen has a blue tint.

There are several straightforward steps that can be taken to resolve many cases of a blue-tinted Sony TV screen.

This issue can significantly diminish your viewing experience and leave you wondering why it happened.

In this blog, we will guide you through the process of fixing the dreaded blue tint on your Sony TV.

To help you enjoy your TV in its true and vibrant colors, we’ll look at the possible causes behind this problem, offer practical troubleshooting methods, and offer valuable insights.

Let’s say goodbye to the annoying blue tint and welcome a more enjoyable viewing experience instead.

Why does my Sony TV keep changing tint?

Sony TVs may keep changing their tints for a number of reasons. The most common cause is incorrect picture settings. If the picture settings are not configured correctly, color balance, temperature, or hue can change suddenly.

The use of dynamic picture modes, such as “Dynamic” or “Vivid,” can also cause color variations because they automatically adjust picture settings based on content. Also, HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) can be at fault.

There is a possibility that external devices that support HDMI CEC will send commands that can affect the settings of your TV.

Color consistency can also be affected by signal interference from your cable or satellite provider, so it is important to check for signal issues or reach out to your service provider.

Keep your TV’s software up-to-date and install firmware updates if you experience erratic behavior, including color changes.

A review of and adjustment of these settings may also be necessary if external devices, such as gaming consoles or streaming devices, have their own color settings that override your TV’s.

In addition, changes in ambient lighting conditions, problems with color temperature settings, cable problems, or environmental factors in your room can all contribute to the tint fluctuations on your TV. If the issue persists, please contact customer service.

How to Fix Sony TV Screen Blue Tint?

Sony TVs can be fixed by power cycling them. Unplug the TV and wait for two minutes during which time you should hold down the power button for 15 seconds until any residual charge is drained. Plug the TV back in, and the blue tint will be gone.

It can be annoying to see a blue tint on your Sony TV screen, but you can fix it with a few simple steps. Here’s how:

Update Firmware

The displays on Sony TVs have been known to display problems due to software or firmware issues.

Regardless of whether your Sony TV is new or old, you should ensure that its firmware is current.

In order to update the firmware on most Sony TVs, follow these steps:

  1. On the remote control, press Settings.
  1. You can contact Customer Support, Product Support, or Setup.
  2. You need to agree to the Privacy Policy in order to receive automatic software updates. You can find it in Help -> Privacy Policy.
  3. In any other case, select the Software Update option.
  4. You can start the update process by selecting your network and pressing Yes or OK.

The following instructions apply to Sony Android TVs:

  1. Use your remote control to press Home.
  2. To get help, click here.
  3. The Status & Diagnostics option should be selected.
  4. After that, update the system software.
  5. By using the Software Update button, you can manually check for updates or switch Automatically check for updates on.

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For Sony Google TVs:

  1. Your remote control should be set to Settings.
  2. Click on System.
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  4. The update of system software is also required.
  5. Use the Software Update button to manually check for updates. Make sure Automatically check for updates is on.

In the event that a Sony Android or Google TV is connected to the Internet, the firmware will automatically be updated.

Power Cycle Your Sony TV to Reset It

A simple step like power cycling your TV can often fix blue tints on Sony televisions.

Your TV will be reset without losing your personal settings if you reset the main board. This clears out any issues with the non-permanent memory and resets the main board.

There is no risk of losing your saved settings, as this is a quick and painless procedure.

  1. Unplug and switch off your TV.
  2. For at least 15 seconds, hold down the TV’s power button.
  1. You should wait at least two minutes for the TV’s capacitors (which can store charge for several minutes) to drain.
  2. If you have succeeded, plug your TV back in and turn it on. You should see a red light.

If your TV does not fully reset after two minutes, don’t plug it back in – you would be amazed at how long its components can hold a charge.

Even though it may seem obvious, don’t overlook this step since most problems are resolved with a simple soft reset.

You should now have your Sony TV working again, but if it still has a blue tint after resetting, we have a few more simple fixes to try before we move on to the hardware.

Check the TV’s HDMI Cables

Poorly seated cables may automatically switch inputs on your TV, but because they’re not fully connected, they cause signal noise, showing as a blue tint on your screen.

This is also what generally causes a Sony TV to not turn on.

A choice has to be made between:

  • There is a break in the HDMI cable
  • Broken HDMI pins on damaged HDMI port
  • There is a poor HDMI connection where the connector and cable do not fully make contact

Check your HDMI and other cables by following these steps:

  1. Put your TV on standby.
  2. If your TV is connected to HDMI or other physical cables, remove them.
  3. Clean your TV’s connector and cable contacts using compressed air. If you don’t have compressed air, blow gently on them.
  4. Reposition the TV cables by pushing them firmly into their slots.
  5. Your TV should be switched back on now.

The problem may still persist if you use a different HDMI input. Most TVs have multiple HDMI ports.

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Using the Input or Source button on your TV remote or the Input or Menu button on your TV, plug your HDMI cable into the new port, note the number next to it, and choose this HDMI input on your TV.

It may also help to remove all external devices, including Bluetooth devices and any coaxial or signal cables, so that only the power cable is connected to the TV.

Factory Reset Your Sony TV

You can always try returning your TV to factory settings if you haven’t been able to resolve your problem with other methods.

This will delete any personalization features, installed apps, or connected devices, but if other options haven’t been successful, it’s always worth a shot.

In order to factory reset a Sony TV that is not an Android device, follow these steps:

  1. You need to unplug your television.
  2. Reconnect your TV after 1 minute.
  3. Using the remote or TV itself, push the Power button if it doesn’t turn on automatically.
  4. Once your TV is on and fully loaded, press the Up arrow on your remote and the Power button on your TV simultaneously until “Reset” appears.
  1. Press the Up arrow and the Power button on the TV once “Reset” appears on-screen.
  2. You will now see the initial setup screen on your TV after it has reset itself.

In the video below, you can see these steps in action.

If your remote is not working, reset your Android Sony TV to factory settings:

  1. You can change your settings by pressing the Settings button.
  2. Select System from the menu.
  3. Then About.
  4. Reset the system.
  5. The factory data reset option should be selected.
  6. Then, Erase all your data, and confirm that this is what you want to do. If you’re asked for a PIN, enter 9999.

Check out the video below for details on how to reset other Sony Android TV models.

Replace Your Sony TV’s Backlights

Usually, TVs older than two or three years have a blue tint due to the LEDs used in the backlight and their tendency to burn out easily.

In the backlights of Sony TVs, blue-light LEDs are used as the base, and yellow phosphor coating is applied over the LEDs.

In a correctly functioning television, you see white light as blue light passes through yellow phosphor.

However, after a couple of years, the phosphor can burn off, meaning that blue light shines through unfiltered, tinting your screen blue.

It is necessary to replace these LEDs, but fortunately this is not a very expensive job, although you will have to perform some work yourself.

The time to get a professional in, or to replace your TV, is now if you don’t feel comfortable completely disassembling it.


When you are looking for an immersive and enjoyable viewing experience on your Sony TV, a blue-tinted screen can be a frustrating obstacle.

With the knowledge and practical solutions outlined in this blog, you can overcome this problem with confidence.

You’ve learned how to diagnose and fix problems, whether they’re adjusting your picture settings, resolving cable problems, or updating your TV’s software.