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Originally Posted by insanitormang
We have had our Mits DLP 3DTV since around 2010 and I am noticing some slight flicker on the screen. Is there a way I can physically view the lamp hours or is that an internal timer that triggers the indicator lights? The color looks good. I can still use "bright" on the bulb energy setting but we always keep it standard. Any suggestions? Should I go ahead and buy a spare bulb while they are still around?
View your lamp hours with the remote by pressing... [MENU] + 2 4 7 0
You might have to try it a couple of times to figure out how to time the button presses. I think less than three seconds have to be between MENU and the number combo. Hours should be on the bottom left or right corner. I would say you'd need a new lamp if the hours are greater than 4000. Using "Bright" should solve the flickering for a short period of time, which would give you enough time to order and receive a new lamp. Stay away from lamps sold on eBay or Amazon. Most of those are Chinese knock-offs which last under 500 hours. Stick with Osram or Philips brand lamps.
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