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Has anyone gotten a lamp from discount-merchant.com? It looks like they have the oem lamps, but I want to make sure we get the good ones, not the knock off ones.


Or is there a better place that carries them cheaper online?
They have the best prices I've found for quality bulbs and I won't buy anywhere else.
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They have the best prices I've found for quality bulbs and I won't buy anywhere else.
Awesome! They sent me a 10%off coupon code, and I'm considering buying a second, since prices seem to be increasing.

I looked before, and putting a lamp only in the old housing is pretty standard, correct?
Is there any reason you would need to replace the housing other than convenience?
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Awesome! They sent me a 10%off coupon code, and I'm considering buying a second, since prices seem to be increasing.

I looked before, and putting a lamp only in the old housing is pretty standard, correct?
Is there any reason you would need to replace the housing other than convenience?
Swapping the bulb in the housing is pretty straight forward, just don't do what I did once and bounce the bulb off a concrete floor!

Use gloves when handling the bulb, as oils from your skin can cause bulb issues later.
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+1 thing to remember. The last bulb I bought came with a set of cotton gloves so that was a nice reminder.


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Use gloves when handling the bulb, as oils from your skin can cause bulb issues later.
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Any worries about these bulbs not being manufactured sometime in the future? I'm wondering if I should pick up a couple of bulbs.
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... I'm wondering if I should pick up a couple of bulbs.
I would.
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Has anyone used picture frame wire to provide lateral support on one of these tv's? In our new place, the tv is near a stair down I'm worried about the cats jumping from the stair onto the tv and tipping it over. I didn't see any obvious anchor points on the back. Maybe someone has tied it back and had some insight.
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I would.
I just ordered a couple of Phillips bulbs from DiscountTVLamps. Better safe than sorry. I purchased a 4 year warranty for the TV when I bought it a year-and-a-half ago, but it didn't include lamps, so I want to make sure it at least lasts those 4 years, and hopefully many more. We typically only watch movies on it, and maybe some football and golf, so I may never use the bulbs. Still love this set, warts (slightly warped screen and rainbow effect) and all!
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I got mine a little before you did and have 2 of the OEM lamp assemblies from Mitsi. Got them for free too!



The first free one was a month after I bought the set. I wanted a spare in the house and Mitsi couldn't sell one at that time since they were all in warranty. So they just sent me one.



Then about 6 months in the set shot craps and it took them around a month to finally even get a tech to come and fix it. After it was fixed I emailed them and told them I was very displeased with the warranty service. They called and offered to extend the warranty 6 months, I declined that because like you, I have an extended warranty. Told them they could make up for it with a new lamp assy. And so they sent me another one for free.



I'm hoping to get a full 2 years out of the initial lamp assy and I've only got 3 months to go with a lamp that is still going strong.





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Can someone please post a link directly leading me to a good replacement bulb with housing to purchase. Thanks

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Can someone please post a link directly leading me to a good replacement bulb with housing to purchase. Thanks
Get them directly from Mitsi, here's the link:

https://mitsuparts.3diamonds.com/Products/Index/



IMO, can't go wrong with the OEM.
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Thanks for the link

Another question. Do you think getting a new DLP Chip will fix the white clouding effect i am getting? You can only really see it when you are watching a dark scene. Thanks

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A failing DLP chip will give you solid-colored square pixels on the screen. Clouding seems like a light-tunnel issue. Sorry I can't help beyond that. Try www.fixyourdlp.com
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A failing DLP chip will give you solid-colored square pixels on the screen. Clouding seems like a light-tunnel issue. Sorry I can't help beyond that. Try www.fixyourdlp.com
My stuck pixels were diamond shaped.

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OK.....could very well be the chip. Not sure where you would get a replacement.
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I have a 2012 edition of the Mits WD73742. Very satisfied. However hit the 2 year mark this month and the picture is starting to DIM. I presume this is a bulb issue? My past experiences with DLP (Samsung 61") the bulb didn't just dim, they went out.

Anyone got info on dimming in relation to bulb or is it possibly another issue altogether? Thought I'd ask here before popping for a new bulb, which I know is an eventuality anyway, but...?
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I have a 2012 edition of the Mits WD73742. Very satisfied. However hit the 2 year mark this month and the picture is starting to DIM. I presume this is a bulb issue? My past experiences with DLP (Samsung 61") the bulb didn't just dim, they went out.

Anyone got info on dimming in relation to bulb or is it possibly another issue altogether? Thought I'd ask here before popping for a new bulb, which I know is an eventuality anyway, but...?
How many hours do you have on the TV?

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I don't know what his hours are, but mine has run about 6 hours a day, every for 22 months now and I'm seeing some dimming. But I am tickled that I'm getting this much time out of a lamp. My older JVC HD-ILA was lucky to get a full year out of a lamp.

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I have a 2012 edition of the Mits WD73742. Very satisfied. However hit the 2 year mark this month and the picture is starting to DIM. I presume this is a bulb issue? My past experiences with DLP (Samsung 61") the bulb didn't just dim, they went out.

Anyone got info on dimming in relation to bulb or is it possibly another issue altogether? Thought I'd ask here before popping for a new bulb, which I know is an eventuality anyway, but...?
All my lamps dimmed first, but a lamp can go completely at anytime with no warning. Order a new lamp (only from Mitsubishi) and save your dim lamp for a spare in case a lamp ever does just go out.

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