White Hue Discoloration on HDMI ports
I bought this TV Samsung LCD TV LN46A500T1F in late 2009 so it has certainly seen its share of use at this point but I'm hoping that someone might be able to shed some idea on whether this is something worth fixing or replacing.
A couple weeks ago 1 of my 2 total hdmi ports starting displaying intense white hues as more purple and sometimes teal (not too dissimilar to a negative picture) which would fade out to the more natural and accurate colors. A good example would be the white netflix logo on the PS3, it has a large ring of purple with white corners and the red lettering remains unaffected. I had troubleshooted this to being the HDMI port through testing multiple sources (PS4, cable box and PS3) and 3 different cables all displaying the same effect but working fine on the second HDMI port. Now it seems as though my second port is starting to show the effect and getting worse. Given the age of the TV and the economics can anyone shed some light on the potential of repairing this TV?
Couple other details... I hadn't touched my screen settings at all before the first one showed up, all though I have since played with it to no avail. Also it seems to display quite a few whites just fine but the effect is noticeable in the "source not connected" box that floats around although very slight.
Here are the pics of the Inside
Board 2 right
Board 1 left
Board 3 Top