Originally Posted by rRooster
Yep it's broken; that is the same thing that is wrong with mine. THe have to replace ther main board probably. mitsubishi doesn't have any though I'm waiting on the part
Man, rRooster, we're in the same exact boat. I have the WD-60C9, which is technically identical to your 60737, and I also have to have the light engine replaced, as I mentioned on the previous page. I can also verify that Mits has no parts in stock and no ETA for them to get into stock. Having spent many years doing domestic and overseas procurement and contract negotiation for a movie industry equipment manufacturer, as well as for the most recognizable motorcycle company in the world, I am intimately aware of such problems with supply and demand in this economic climate. It sounds like a serious problem at Mitsubishi if they're not keeping the primary replacement parts in stock for last year's model. It's either a supply issue where, for whatever reason, their manufacturing process can't keep up with parts demand, their re-order points were set too low, or many more sets have failed than they anticipated and they haven't adjusted their re-order points sufficiently to meet demand.
Either way, I've been waiting two weeks to get my TV fixed, and if I have to wait more than one additional week, I'm just going to settle on a refund. There's no reason I should have to wait a month to get my TV repaired under warranty. I can't imagine any of the major name plasma or LCD manufacturers make warranty claims wait this long for warranty repairs on TVs that are one model year old.
I'm really trying not to regret this purchase, but this warranty fiasco is killing me.
Plus, although the quality of the picture on this TV was great, and the price was good for the size when I purchased it, I could now get a very similar size and probably better PQ for a similar price in a 58" Panasonic plasma (buddy just bought a brand new TC-P58S1 for $953 after tax at Best Buy) or 55" 120hz LCD (been seeing these frequently in the $900-1000 range on slickdeals from LG and Vizio) if I waited for a deal. And, with plasma you get better black levels and similar bright room performance as the Mits DLP, as well as about the same power usage. With LCD you get much lower power usage and much better bright room performance, plus no geometry issues and, if you buy the right set, better pixel mapping. Also, with either plasma or LCD you don't have to worry about problems like what we're experiencing, rRooster, with the moving parts in a DLP failing. Lastly, the 3D capabilities of any set are not important to me.