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I just received a e-mail from Mitsubishi regard a class action lawsuit as follows concerning cap failures for V30 & V26 chassis;
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If you own or have owned any of the television sets listed below, you may be entitled to receive benefits as a result of the settlement of a class action lawsuit. Please go to http://settlement.mdea.com/ for complete details.

WD-52525
WD-52725
WD-52825
WD-52825G
WD-62525
WD-62725
WD-62825
WD-62825G
WD-52327
WD-62327
WD-52628
WD-62628
WD-52631
WD-57731
WD-57732
WD-65731
WD-65732
WD-Y57
WD-Y65
WD-73732
WD-57831
WD-65831
WD-73831

Further Qualification and Benefits
If you have one of the television models listed in the table above, please see the "How to File a Claim" document for more information on qualification and benefits.

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement:
Do Nothing: You will be included in the Settlement and will receive the extended warranty benefit provided by the Settlement.
Exclude Yourself: You will not receive the full benefits provided by this Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to be part of an individual lawsuit (no class action) against Mitsubishi about the facts and legal claims in this case.
Be Heard or Object: Write to the Court about why you like or don't like the Settlement.
Go to Hearing: Attend a hearing before the Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

For more information regarding your options in this settlement, including pertinent dates, please see the "Notice" document (http://settlement.mdea.com/Documents/notice.pdf).

Full Details: please see the "Notice" document (http://settlement.mdea.com/Documents/notice.pdf) for the full details of this case. Excerpts as follows;

If a Class Members V30 chassis or V26 chassis television experienced a failure related to the performance of the original capacitors prior to September 30, 2011, and the Class member has not yet paid to have it repaired, MDEA will provide either (i) a repair at no cost to the Class Member for parts or labor or (b) the opportunity to purchase a 2011 Mitsubishi DLP television at dealers cost. Class members who incurred charges stemming from repairs to the original capacitors between April 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011 will be reimbursed for
the reasonable expenses (parts and labor) incurred for such repairs to the extent that such repairs have not already been reimbursed.


This email was sent by: Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
9351 Jeronimo Road Irvine, Ca., 92618, USA


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Class members who incurred charges between April 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011 will be reimbursed for the reasonable expenses (parts and labor)

April 2011 to Sept 2011!!!! What the!!! I bought mine 11/2004

This is of no use to me. I paid to get mine fixed in 2007, 2008 and I fixed it myself in 2009. I spent Hundreds of dollars on it. I would not get anything from this.

I bet the lawyers make Millions!

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Class members who incurred charges between April 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011 will be reimbursed for the reasonable expenses (parts and labor)

April 2011 to Sept 2011!!!! What the!!! I bought mine 11/2004

This is of no use to me. I paid to get mine fixed in 2007, 2008 and I fixed it myself in 2009. I spent Hundreds of dollars on it. I would not get anything from this.

I bet the lawyers make Millions!

David

The lawyers get up to $260,000, according to the settlement, which has not been approved by the court yet.

As already quoted, you can exclude yourself from the settlement and hire your own cousel to sue separately, or you can object to the settlement, in order to get reimbursed for your repairs, as instructed below.

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THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD OR OBJECT
You can also tell the Court how you feel about the Settlement.
11. How Can I Tell the Court if I Like or Object to the Settlement? If you remain in the Class and wish to support or object to the Settlement or fee request, you may do so by mailing to the Clerk of the Court, as well as Class Counsel and Counsel for Mitsubishi, a written statement describing the specific reasons for your support or objection, together with any evidence or legal authority you believe supports your position. The statement must also contain the name of the action (Fisher v. MDEA), your name, address, and the serial number of your Television (located at the rear of the Television) or, if you are no longer in possession of your Television, a receipt showing proof of purchase and the model number of your Television. Your statement of support or objection must be postmarked on or before May 9, 2012 and sent to:

Clerk of the Court
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
450 Main Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06103

Class Counsel
Thomas P. Sobran
7 Evergreen Lane
Hingham, MA 02043

Counsel for Mitsubishi
John S. Purcell
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart
Oliver & Hedges LLP
865 South Figueroa, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90017


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As already quoted, you can exclude yourself from the settlement and hire your own cousel to sue seperately, or you can object to the settlement, in order to get reimbursed for your repairs, as instructed below.

Which is why I emphasized that portion of the text.

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Which is why I emphasized that portion of the text.

...and which is why I posted:
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...As already quoted,...


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cant we all get on the same page and write to the courts that we object to the settlement and give them the reason i.e premature lamp failures, LE failure, and all the cost associated with the sets? Im sure if we got half of the members of this forum together I think it would make a difference.
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I got that letter today.
Have had the light engine replaced twice, maybe three I lost track on a now five year old 73831.

Does this settlement affect me or anyone who has a LE problem?

I also had to replace the lamp under warranty in the first few months of the tv.
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I own 3 of these TV's, 2 of which I fixed in the past and one of which is broken again. My sister owns one. My parents own one, both of which I fixed for them.

If we could all get new TV's at dealer cost, this might be something to pursue. What is dealer cost though? One of mine that I fixed for the BGLOD is now having green push issues. One other has purple/green wavy lines.

My sister's just started spontaneously powering down, almost as if overheating, but not quite.

My paren'ts takes a few resets for it to come on.

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aprox. $1100 or so for the 73" entry level was what I was quoted.
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From what I can decipher in this document the the v33 and v34 are only untitled to a possible new lamp?
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Seems like this list is small.. they should have included all chassis with know issues like light engines, etc.

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aprox. $1100 or so for the 73" entry level was what I was quoted.

Thats horrible. I was thinking closer to $500-$600.00. I mean, dell sells the 73 below 1k sometimes.
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I wasn't thinking anywhere near that low, but more in the 800-900 range.

That is with shipping and taxes included, still not terrible for 73".
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aprox. $1100 or so for the 73" entry level was what I was quoted.

Where did you find the quote? My set is flaking out on me now. TV resets intermittently, green light flashes and then TV comes back on after a couple of minutes.
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Ballast issues? What model?
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premature lamp failures

Lamp manufacture issue, not TV manufacture.
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they should have included all chassis with know issues like light engines, etc.

Separate issues, separate suit.

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I had lots of problems with this set from day 1 but I seemed to have developed a blinking green light issue during the inclusionary period (not the first time but it was the last.)

I have not been able to watch the TV since. I almost threw it out twice!


..and then I got the letter!

I got off the phone with "Christine" from the phone bank in Madras or Mumbai or Manilla...and got a contact ID number. While I don't know if it will get me anything, they offered me new TV's at "dealer cost."

Dealer Cost?

I think not..but you be the judge...

wd73c11 $1125 Best Price online? About 900
wd73640 $1125
wd73740 $1360

wd82740 $2176
wd82840 $3575

wd92840 $3575

Haha.....

I may just have them come and fix the damn thing...I don't care about 3D and some of the other features (well...I do...but not 3k worth!)

Edit: Paul TV had the Mitsubishi L75A94 for $3,500 plus free shipping. That expired last month but it shows you that "dealer cost" crap they are feeding us is BS.
Mitsubishi L75A94 75" 120Hz Laser Wi-Fi 3D HDTV $3500 at Pauls TV

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1. New isn't always better,
2. 3D is a joke. Two different incompatible standard that have serious issues.

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"Where did you find the quote? My set is flaking out on me now. TV resets intermittently, green light flashes and then TV comes back on after a couple of minutes."

From mitsubishi on the phone. I agree it obviously isn't dealer cost.

While newer isn't always better, any of the new DLP's will certainly give a far superior picture to a XX525 series. It isn't even close.
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Just wanted to say how fast and courteous Mitsubishi was in handling my repair. Complete electrical chassis, tv looks great again and no hassles

Not sure if they monitor these boards but JOB WELL DONE MITSUBISHI.
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i always had mitsubishi never had problem before but since we got the new one five years ago it is three time we changed the lamp it is
hard to pay over and over we have the WD-65732:
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i always had mitsubishi never had problem before but since we got the new one five years ago it is three time we changed the lamp it is
hard to pay over and over we have the WD-65732:

Don't know if this will help but there is a settlement on lamps for that model. http://settlement.mdea.com/

If you have been getting the replacement lamps from other sources, you may not have been getting the new design lamp. Also, no matter what, you will need to replace lamps in these TVs. The lamps are not intended to be life of the TV, they are consumables just like batteries. On average 3000 to 5000 hours of use. That is 2 - 3 years at apporx 4 hours a day.
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I had to purchase over6 bulbs over the length that I have had the tv and always got ripped now that I qualify to get reimbursed they are telling me I need the original receipt! Really? I have spent between $1000 &1250! I just want a bulb that works and already some of my money reimbursed its not like they don't have the records! wd-57731
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I had to purchase over6 bulbs over the length that I have had the tv and always got ripped now that I qualify to get reimbursed they are telling me I need the original receipt! Really? I have spent between $1000 &1250! I just want a bulb that works and already some of my money reimbursed its not like they don't have the records! WD-57731
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A little late but you might want to know about an unannounced recall of some of the newer Mits sets for bad DMD chips. I have stuck mirrors on my WD65737. Where this might have cost up to $800 some times, Mitsubishi is replacing mine for a fixed $200 labor charge with no parts charges. And I'm long out of warranty.

The WD65737 is a story unto itself. It's a free replacement for my WD62525 that died in January 2009. It had the notorious bad capacitors. I was a little ahead of the game with this problem but it ate up five months of my life. But in the end Mitsubishi caved in and agreed to replace it with a new WD65737 in May of 2009. Of course I didn't get a notice about the settlement. But for those that did,and feel grateful, I think I'll setup a fund in my name for a 4K TV.

While I replaced three bulbs in four years in the 525 I've yet to replace a bulb in the 737 after four and a half years. But now that I'm getting an occaisional blinking LED I've decided to order a replacement. I wasn't looking for cheap replacements but I did find that the Philips is rated for 8000 lumens and comes with an enhanced housing. The original Osram is rated at 5100 lumens and the newer replacement Osram is rated at 7000 lumens. Some have claimed their TV looks better than new with the Philips. We'll see.

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