Toshiba Fire TV Color Problems: How to Fix [2022]

Lately, my Toshiba Fire TV has been showing issues with color reproduction, with a pinkish tint all across the interface.

This effect is enhanced in some applications, like Disney+. But since it persists across the whole of Fire TV OS in general, it looks like this is not application-specific.

The weird, almost psychedelic colors just suck you out of the content viewing experience, and the seemingly hardware-level issue is sure to give a skip of a heartbeat for any user.

So with this troubleshooting guide, I will try to fix all your color-related issues on your Toshiba Fire TV.

To fix the pink color shift issues on the Toshiba Fire TV, check its hardware first for any wear or damage and restart the TV. Toggle between the Adaptive and Always HDR options. Also, set the resolution to Auto instead of fixing it at 2160p. If all else fails, perform a factory reset.

Check the Toshiba Fire TV Hardware

Check the Toshiba Fire TV Hardware

The hardware is an important aspect to consider before putting the blame entirely on the software.

In fact, judging from the color shift issues on the screen of the Toshiba Fire TV, it is plausible for anyone to deduce that the display panel is at fault here.

Check the display and body of the Toshiba Fire TV for any external damage. Usually, scuffs on the outer edges don't matter much, but anything directly on the display is dangerous.

If any dent or deformation is visible on the display panel, it is best to get that checked from an authorized service center.

Recollect if any recent accident resulted in the display absorbing any physical blow directly. If so, then that should be checked too, preferably from an authorized service center.

Restart the Toshiba Fire TV

Restart the Toshiba Fire TV

Restarting can help wonders in solving any temporary issues that riddled your Toshiba Fire TV.

Restarting not only cleans out unwanted junk from the system memory but also clears any software bugs that might have been the cause of your color shift problems.

To perform a safe software restart on your Toshiba Fire TV, simply follow the following steps:

  • Navigate to the settings menu.
  • Click on Device & Software option under the System tab.
  • Click on Restart.

This will safely soft reboot the software of your Toshiba Fire TV.

Similar to rebooting the software, you can also reboot the hardware, specifically the internal components of the Toshiba Fire TV.

This is more commonly referred to as a power cycle and it resets the charge inside the capacitors inside, paving way for a much-refreshed boot.

It also depletes any mischievous charge deposits inside the internal circuits that might cause the whole Toshiba Fire TV to misbehave.

To perform a power cycle on your Toshiba Fire TV, simply follow the following steps:

  • Unplug your TV from the wall socket.
  • Let the TV sit idle for a minute without power.
  • Long press the power button on the TV for a few seconds.
  • Plug in the TV back into the wall socket.
  • Let the TV sit idle for a minute with power.

This resets any internal charge inside the capacitors found inside of the Toshiba Fire TV.

Change Fire TV Color Settings

Change Fire TV Color Settings

There is an inherent setting of Fire TV OS that can possibly be the primary culprit to this color shift issue on the Toshiba Fire TV.

There is an inbuilt setting named 'Always HDR' inside the settings that, just as its name suggests, toggle the HDR to always be displayed.

But usually, HDR content looks great only on an HDR-certified screen, and on a normal screen looks very weird with washed-out colors.

The Toshiba Fire TV does have an HDR screen, but the software detects otherwise and does push out signals that display weird artifacts, like the pink tint.

But thankfully, you can simply disable this feature directly from the Fire TV OS settings.

To toggle the HDR settings on your Toshiba Fire TV, simply follow the following steps:

  • Navigate to the settings menu.
  • Tap on Display and Sounds.
  • Click on Display.
  • From the Dynamic Range Settings option, switch from Always HDR to Adaptive.

This will disable the always HDR mode and let the Fire TV OS decide the setting based on content.

Some users have even reported the settings to work the other way around i.e; switching from adaptive to Always HDR worked wonders for them.

Maybe it is linked with the content they are watching and the internet bandwidth with which they access those content. Play around with the setting and use what works best.

Sometimes, changing the resolution settings can also help in solving any color shift issues caused due to the scaling of resolutions.

Instead of fixing the resolution to a particular setting, it is best to simply let the Fire TV OS decide which works best based on your needs.

To change the screen resolution settings on your Toshiba Fire TV, simply follow the following steps:

  • Navigate to the settings menu.
  • Tap on Display and Sounds.
  • Click on Display.
  • Tap on Resolution and change the 2160p setting to Auto up to 4K.

This will disable the fixed resolution of 2160p/4K and instead will automatically fluctuate the resolution based on the needs as per the viewed content.

Factory Reset the Toshiba Fire TV

Factory Reset the Toshiba Fire TV

If the above-mentioned steps fail to provide any relief to your color shift issues, then the next best thing is to perform a factory reset.

A factory reset will reset your Toshiba Fire TV back to its factory settings, and the storage wipe will clean out any unwanted bugs that might have hogged the system.

But do note that this will completely wipe all data, including your user data such as applications and downloaded content.

This will also unlink all accounts associated with your Toshiba Fire TV, like your Amazon account. You will have to manually log back into each service again.

To perform a proper factory reset on your Toshiba Fire TV, simply follow the following steps:

  • Open the Settings menu of the TV.
  • Click on Device & Software option under the System tab.
  • Select Reset to factory defaults.
  • Tap on Reset.
  • Click on the Play/Pause button on the remote to initiate the process.

This will begin the factory reset process on your Toshiba Fire TV and will reset the device back to how it was when you first unboxed it.

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

The fantastic mix of great hardware from Toshiba and good software from Amazon does sound very enticing on paper, especially looking at the fantastic value price point it comes in.

But the Toshiba Fire TV, despite its excellent hardware, is unfortunately riddled with fixable but annoying bugs like this.

The fact that Fire TV OS is still not as mature as other Smart TV operating systems like the Apple TV OS calls in for such ridiculous bugs.

But the fact that such bugs are quite easily rectified by user input troubleshooting steps like the ones mentioned in this article ironically shows how intuitive the software is.

I hope my troubleshooting guide on fixing the color shift problems on your Toshiba Fire TV has been helpful in solving your issues with the same.

Have a good day!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the best Picture mode setting for viewing HDR content on the Toshiba Fire TV?

The best Picture mode setting for viewing HDR content is the 'Movie' Picture Mode. Leave all other settings as default as in HDR.

Can I use my Toshiba Fire TV for Gaming?

The Toshiba Fire TV can be used for casual gaming with consoles, provided it is on the 'Game' Picture Mode for the least input lag.

How much will it cost to repair the display of a Toshiba Fire TV?

The average cost of repairing a 4K screen is around $100-$300, depending on the manufacturer. First party Toshiba Fire TV display will cost somewhere in the higher range.

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I started Blinqblinq to give reliable tech advice to anyone who needs it, for free! If you have questions on anything tech-related, feel free to contact me.

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