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Samsung HL-S5686W from June 2006 here. Replaced the lamp about 4 months ago, but don't know how many hours I have on it. Bulb never died, but started getting a little dim, so I figured it was time to replace it after 6 years.

I scratched the screen the first month I had it, but you can't really notice it unless you know it's there. Otherwise not a single issue. Even moved from LA to NY without a hitch.

Really want one of the new 2012 Mits' though. Almost wish this one would die. wink.gif
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Have a 2003 HLN617 DLP (61 inch). Replaced a bulb in 2008 and another one this month (every 5 years). They say they do not lose brightness... but the new bulb is much brighter. Had to rerun Video Essentials. Paid $5,000 for it from Tweeters. Glad to know it is still going!
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Nice to see so many older DLPs in use, I have a HLN5065w1 that's still going strong on it's first bulb, guess I don't watch it enough. Good news is the bulbs are cheap now whenever I have to replace it. Purchased it in 04 right before the HLPs released.
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Bought a Samsung HL-R6167W in Sept 2005. Probably gets about 4hrs use every day. It's still all origional, even the lamp. Never even had the cover off the back.

HD since Sept 2005
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In case someone still cares. I have a Samsung HL-P5085W 50" projection TV since 2004 is still on the same bulb and the TV works perfectly. We however, don't watch TV on this unit more than about a couple of hours per day during the week days and about 4 hours per day on weekends. Hope that helps.

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Have the 2008 Samsung HL61A750. Just had to replace the blue LED in it, but it was only $90. Works like new again, not too shabby.

Currently testing 3D with Sammy DLP, shutter glasses, and HTPC
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Got my HP md5880n in February 2006 and the only issue I've had is the bulbs, since HP bailed out of the business rather quickly and left us with only an aftermarket for them. Had it set up in my nice cool basement the whole time (most issues others have had seem to be related to heat), moved it to a new house only once, although I'm about to move it again. I've likely subjected it to lighter-than-usual usage over time. Gonna be sad when it goes on me, as I don't plan on chasing any more bulbs, but it's still going strong and I absolutely love the picture. Too bad my PS3 crapped out before the TV did!

I've been eyeing up the Panasonic plasmas in recent years, but it seems the end might be near for those as well...
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I have a Mits WD-52631 purchased Black Friday 2006. It had the overheating problem in April 2007 fixed under warranty and trouble-free ever since. First bulb went at 3889 hours, second at 12592 (that was a good one), and the third at 16943. Current hours is 18380. I will run this thing until it dies.
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Samsung HLT 4675S May of 2007 15,687 hours
1 Lamp, 1 DLP chip replaced

TWO (2) Toshiba HLM 65167s Aug 2007(his & hers) 13,108 hours(Mine), 8,231hours(hers)
3 lamps, 2 DLP chips replaced, 1 ballast, and a partridge in a pear tree
(Gave mine to F-in-L when I got the Mitsu)

Mitsu WD 73873 3D set Sept 2011, I LOVE 3D!!!
No Issues YET!!

Thanks to this terrific forum, Did the repairs myself on the sammy and Toshes. Was pretty easy. Will keep fixing them until it truly becomes cost prohibitive.
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I have the 67 inch Samsung HLS-6767W purchased on 10/2006 from Costco calibrated by UMR. I have over 10000 hours on it. Replace the first bulb around 8500 hours. Still looks great. It has a better picture than most of the 70 inch Sharps out there. I have thought about upgrading. However when I view the latest tvs I still think mine looks just as good if not better. The color wheel has hummed for a few years now. Hasn't affected the picture quality one bit. I got my money's worth.

Another HLS-6767W here, which I got in 2007. Love the way it has a big screen but hides the pixels. It's really just been a wonderful set...like a movie theater in a box.

My other screen is the GDM-F520 CRT on my computer.

Maybe next round...some day...front projection for my TV and OLED for the computer....
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Got a Samsung HL72A650 in June 2009 for $1099. Yesterday the TV would not turn on and the LEDs on the front were blinking so I assumed the lamp had gone. Replaced the lamp with a Phillips (original lamp was Osram) but the set would still not turn on. Did a bit of research and taped the lamp cover switch which solved the problem. The new lamp is much brighter and seems to be sharper and have better color. New lamp cost $109 installed in the original housing.
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Still have my 50" Sony A3000 from 2007. On its third bulb. Still works. OK. Also have my 2005 Sony 34" CRT Super FIne Pich HDTV. Still looks great!
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2007 Mits 73733, upgraded to a 734 by changing electronics and adding to the light engine from a broken 57734 I found. Lamps @ $35 delivered all day long...I have extra parts to keep it going for a VERY long time! cool.gif
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HLN5065. Bought it July 2003. Just replaced bulb for the second time today. First lamp went 8050 hours. Today service menu reported 15916 hours. So almost 24000 hours total. Two color wheels (replaced the last one myself Jan 2012; think I paid less than $100 for the part and pic seemed better than new). Get the occasional black/white freeze of the DMD chip. I recall reading the DMD chip had a design life of around 30k hours. Got my money's worth I guess.
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Mitsubishi C60 something. 4 years old. Only 1 lamp replacement (current is 2.5 years old).

I would buy another DLP in a heartbeat over LCD or Plasma if they were still available.

Best Screen size for the buck.

I paid $799 for 60" 4 years ago, which was unheard of, during a BB Black Friday sale.
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yes,I have been using this HDMI to DVI connection since I purchased the set but the new equipment does not seem to recognize the TV as HDCP compliant.

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RCA Scenium HDLP50W151 purchased in 2004! Still going and still has an amazing picture. Built in web browser still works too. I replaced the bulb 3 time over the years and rebuilt the light engine once. (light tunnel collapse) My understanding is this TV was used at the CES show in January 2004. I have no proof of this but the guy I purchased it from is in the industry and received the TV from the RCA rep after the show. The light engine has labels for software updates that I have not seen on any of these TV's. Oh and I still have the keyboard for it too! smile.gif
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I have my Optoma RD50 that I bought in 2005 used on Craigslist, still running as of yesterday evening. I happened to look at the hours and I'm above 13,000. I've replaced the bulb, figured out the light tunnel collapsing is why I got it on eBay used (really cheap) and also how to graft a Samsung Color Wheel into its light engine.

I think Optoma made a great TV, but they didn't have the infrastructure for retail TVs (support mostly). Looking at some of the Mitsubishi internal parts I see similarities and wonder if Mits bought the rights for the internals (or perhaps even were the original designers).
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Two Samsung HLS5088 DLP's. Both purchased in '06.
I think each has had a single bulb change. Don't feel like looking at the hours but the one seems like it is on a lot (6+ hours a day).
Honestly don't even remember changing the bulbs it's been that long.

IMO, the picture quality, and particularly the color, on this monitor is amazing.
I've been at peoples homes with much newer and more expensive LCD panels and I wouldn't even consider an even trade.

On the other hand, I have an SXRD KD-R50XBR1 (LCoS) and I really dislike it and will be replacing it soon.
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Purchased a Samsung hlp5063 in 2004, heavy usage of about 10 hrs a day.
Replaced the color wheel myself in 2010 and went thru about 4 bulbs. Still looks excellent and running strong today. smile.gif It's now in my sons room at 6-8 hrs a day.

A week ago we just purchased a wd-73740 for the living room and love it.
I've had my Samsung HL-P5063W in my basement since 2004. My friends come over every Sunday to watch football on it - we just watched the mediocre Giants beat the pathetic Redskins yesterday. One bulb change was all that's been done to it. Had parties at my house for both Giant Super Bowl wins - all the guys came down the basement to watch on the Samsung DLP. Still does the job, although my 4-year old Panasonic plasma has become the main set in the house in the family room.
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I've had my Samsung HL-P5063W in my basement since 2004. My friends come over every Sunday to watch football on it - we just watched the mediocre Giants beat the pathetic Redskins yesterday. One bulb change was all that's been done to it. Had parties at my house for both Giant Super Bowl wins - all the guys came down the basement to watch on the Samsung DLP. Still does the job, although my 4-year old Panasonic plasma has become the main set in the house in the family room.

Funny you posted this, yesterday I just finished putting the 5063W back in my own room for a gaming setup...works great...almost 10 years old. I can only hope my LCD last that long.
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I have the 3 gun Panasonic PT53WX42, purchased Nov 2002, no maintenance other than DIY convervence adjustment 3 times and wiping off the outer gun lens twice. No idea how to pull up an hour meter, but maybe 3 hours per day for 10 years, that makes, lets see, about 10,000 hours. Holey moley.


Well, after 11 years it finally quit the day after Christmas. I literally kicked it to the curb and watched two trash collection guys load it in the rear of the truck a crunch it. No tears. I was really hoping it would last another 2 or 3 years until the 60" 4k sets came down to under two grand and content was common. Didn't happen so I got a $500 47" LG as an interim set and in a few years it will see duty in my basement rec room, replacing my old 27" 25 year old Mitsubishi.

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I have the 3 gun Panasonic PT53WX42, purchased Nov 2002, no maintenance other than DIY convervence adjustment 3 times and wiping off the outer gun lens twice. No idea how to pull up an hour meter, but maybe 3 hours per day for 10 years, that makes, lets see, about 10,000 hours. Holey moley.


Well, after 11 years it finally quit the day after Christmas. I literally kicked it to the curb and watched two trash collection guys load it in the rear of the truck a crunch it. No tears. I was really hoping it would last another 2 or 3 years until the 60" 4k sets came down to under two grand and content was common. Didn't happen so I got a $500 47" LG as an interim set and in a few years it will see duty in my basement rec room, replacing my old 27" 25 year old Mitsubishi.

Umm... this is a DLP thread. Sorry to hear about your CRT TV dying though.

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Two Samsung HLS5088 DLP's. Both purchased in '06.
I think each has had a single bulb change. Don't feel like looking at the hours but the one seems like it is on a lot (6+ hours a day).
Honestly don't even remember changing the bulbs it's been that long.

IMO, the picture quality, and particularly the color, on this monitor is amazing.
I've been at peoples homes with much newer and more expensive LCD panels and I wouldn't even consider an even trade.

On the other hand, I have an SXRD KD-R50XBR1 (LCoS) and I really dislike it and will be replacing it soon.

Was in the service menu the other day on my Samsung HLS5088. Had to adjust positioning on an HDMI input after hooking up a PC to it.
Checked the lamp hours and it was ~30,000 hours. Still going as strong as day 1.
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Have a 6767w from costco as well. I think we bought it in 2005 or 2006. I'd have to go back and find my posts on it, but seeing as how my post count from then are now zeroed out. I'm not sure that's possible. Anyways, the 6767w finally died. It's amazing that the first bulb lasted like 7 years. The replacement burned out recently, er I should melted heh. It would still not turn on with a replacement, then I realized the ballast may be gone. I replaced that too and it would still not kick on. At that point, it was starting to add up so we decided to get a new set. I'm still surprised that set lasted so long and was relatively trouble free for the nine years or so.
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