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Posted by B. Peg on October 20, 2006, 2:19 am

My Mitsubishi big-screen DLP is also crapping out, but it is only 3 months
old.  Lamp keeps acting up (least it's on their tab for $50 ea.).   First
blew in 2 weeks.  Then maybe a month out.  Now it's conked out again three
months later.  Sitting around watching the little blinking yellow LED really
is annoying while waiting for the bulb changer man to show up in about a

Calling their 1-800 service help is in India (maybe).  They just read back
the troublshooting info in the owner's manual and then tell you to call
service - and wait.

Posted by on October 20, 2006, 7:39 pm

My Sony Wega's bulb went out after 7000 hours, and during replacement the
tech called to find out if a certain electronic part he happened to have on
hand could replace the one in the TV, since he was at my home already.  It
was an updated module and it was recommended that he do so. The bulb ($00)
plus part and labor at no cost.
I personally didn't rack up all those hours.  Mine was a demo that cost me
less than what the dealer bought it for.  I had it for such a short time the
bulb would have been replaced anyway without a service agreement. But I
think the service agreement helped sway them to install the updated module.
I hope for your sake they can find out why your TV is blowing out bulbs.
Maybe someone back at the shop is handling them bare handed. Who knows....

Posted by B. Peg on October 21, 2006, 12:00 am

The repairman came and went.  TV still doesn't work as the guy carries no
bulb for it with him.  He says "It's too new and there's too many bulbs to
stock."  Ugh!  So "We'll have to order one from Mitsubishi."  He said they
should last between 9 months and maybe 2 years.  "Wouldn't hurt to have a
spare on hand, btw."

Least the little 19" widescreen LCD still is workin.'


Posted by jstox on October 21, 2006, 1:18 am


Sheesh, this just get's worse.   Repairman called to inform the DM
module is backordered and Mitsubishi's shipdate is Novemeber 15th.
I'm livid.   Use to be a time when Japanese quality meant something.
This is definitely my last Mitsubishi product, totally unacceptable.
My stellar luck continues,

What is that crap, $00 bulb, and needs replaced evry 9m-2y.
Holy cow.

Yep, at least for me, wise decision getting the extended warranty
on the Prius.   On my 3rd tank, avg 46.4.     This is a cool car, fun
to drive.

Posted by B. Peg on October 21, 2006, 4:00 am

That blows big time!

I'm afraid this is gonna be a real drag. The TV man said "It could be the
ballast," but until he gets a lamp for it he won't know.  So then I'll wait
another two weeks for that frickin' part.

You'd think if they sold the damn TV they'd at least keep a spare lamp in
stock, but nooo....

It's only a mere $00 (!!!) so he said when I asked about keeping a spare
around in case it pukes another lamp.  Probably will quit making them in a
few years.  The guy said the LG TV's all use a different lamp, fwiw.  He
said some of them go up as high as $00 per lamp!  Now I'm sorry I pitched
the JVC 27 incher when this big black screened (i.e. no light) Hi-Rez
monster with a single flashing yellow LED on the front showed up (I put some
tape over it).

I'm still debating that one.  I got the fork-it-over letter regarding the
Prius extended warranty lying on my counter now.



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