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post #11341 of 11343 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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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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