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post #11341 of 11348 Old 05-23-2015, 07:08 PM
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I bought my 73-737 back on May 27, 2009. On that day, my extended warranty through Consumer Priority Service will expire. Thankfully, I never had to use it (I had the DMD chip replaced in May of 2010 but that was replaced on the 1 year Mits warranty). I've had two lamps (the original and a genuine Mits replacement). The picture has gotten a little darker as the lamp has gotten older but changing the setting to bright has fixed that.
A small part of me is irked that I spent $500 on that warranty but never used it, but overall, the peace of mind was worth it (at least that's what I tell myself
The Mits is no longer my main TV ( I got a Vizio M801D-A3 in May of 2014) so it's now in my man cave & used less then 10 hours a week except during football season. I know all electronics will eventually fail but I wonder how many years I have left on it, what part will break & if it will be worth it to get it fixed? I had the Mits 65611 from 2003 to 2009 & I had a convergence failure. I went ahead & paid $250 to get it fixed but 5 months later the DMD module failed. I paid another $200 for that diagnosis but was told that that would be a expensive repair so I then purchased the 737-737. I know all of us who bought this series are in the same boat so I''d like to hear your thoughts. I tend to think that I would pay up to $500 on a repair if it would extend the life of the TV for a couple of years..
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Hey folks, just thought I'd check in. My 65737 that I bought last summer for $100 is still alive and kicking. I checked my hours count and I've put over 2600 hours on it since I changed the lamp in early June 2014, holy crap! That's like 7 hours a day that I have that thing on, and I live alone. Never really thought about it. Best $100 I could have spent!

Anyway since I have a generic lamp, I decided I'd finally buy a good lamp and bought the philips listing on amazon for $70. The TV still looks good on the generic, but I did go back in and tweak the settings a couple of months ago and the brightness isn't as good as it once was, so it's probably time to change it out.

My set is at 10,800 hours now - I don't think I'd be surprised if the DMD starts going out within the next year but my plan for that eventuality is to just pick up a replacement on shopjimmy and replace it myself vs fighting mits to try to get the $200 deal.

Anyway hope you're all well and still enjoying your 5+ year old monster TV's, I know I am, and don't have any plans to upgrade anytime soon.

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Lost HDMI

Guys, it's been a long time since I've been in this thread. My WD-82837 has been flawless. Till now. I turned it off last night and went to bed. Then we had a bad storm and the power went out for about 9 hours. I come home from work this evening and turned it on and I have no functioning HDMI inputs. All I have is a blue screen. No HDMI audio either. All the menus work fine. Any thoughts on this situation? Suggestions to get them back on line would be greatly appreciated!

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Just weighing in here to say that my 2009 65837 DMD chip started to fail (white dots). I called Mitsubishi and told them I heard of a $200 replacement deal they they were once offering for this problem and that I was hoping they were still offering it. I am happy to say that they are. No fighting at all, they just set it up for me and a local repair shop called to set up an appointment for me. All in the space of a half hour.
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My 73-737 turned itself off today. It also happened once last month. Turned it back on w/ the remote with no issues. Weird fluke or the start of a problem?
Typed in menu 3-5-6-4 and no errors in the log. Lamp was at 7700 hours.

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Guys, it's been a long time since I've been in this thread. My WD-82837 has been flawless. Till now. I turned it off last night and went to bed. Then we had a bad storm and the power went out for about 9 hours. I come home from work this evening and turned it on and I have no functioning HDMI inputs. All I have is a blue screen. No HDMI audio either. All the menus work fine. Any thoughts on this situation? Suggestions to get them back on line would be greatly appreciated!
I've been experiencing the same issue with my WD65C9 for months now. I used to be able to resolve by pressing Menu 2-4-7-0 on the remote then selecting Initialize. The TV reboots and the inputs come back. When it first started, I only had to do this once every two months or so. Now it only works for maybe 30 seconds before the inputs go back to blue.

Antenna still works fine though, probably just needs a new main board.
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The original bulb on my WD-65C9 finally started to show its age. With 8900 hours on the lamp count I decided to replace it today, with an original bulb, even though it hadn't burned out. That seems like pretty good lamp life for a bulb. Not sure I'll have the tv long enough to see if the new bulb lasts that long but it definitely made a big difference. It's like a new tv again.
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The original bulb on my WD-65C9 finally started to show its age. With 8900 hours on the lamp count I decided to replace it today, with an original bulb, even though it hadn't burned out. That seems like pretty good lamp life for a bulb. Not sure I'll have the tv long enough to see if the new bulb lasts that long but it definitely made a big difference. It's like a new tv again.

The replaceable lamp was a big selling point for me, just because of the "like new again" perspective. I have read where people have denigrated DLPs because "you have to figure in the extra cost to replace the lamp several times". $120 every few years for a like new again TV is worth it to me. Meanwhile those LCD panels are turning yellow and green with age, and the only fix is a completely new TV. So that's $120, $240, and maybe $360 through the years vs. $1000-2500 for a new TV.


Save your old lamp, just in case the new one fails before fading. That way, you'll have a spare to put in while you wait for the third lamp to ship.

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