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working 60 to 65" Mitsubishi DLPs in my area are going for $100 to $150, they seem to be in the 5 year old range and older all working well claimed by the owner. what should i look for when buying a used DLP tv? most in my area are Mitsubishi's. i am interested n 1 of these tv's because my 2003 Tosh CRT does not have HDMI and i would like a little newer tv that does have HDMI for ease of use with my Xbox One. i do currently have my Xbone working with my older CRT with an adapter but i would prefer a newer set with HDMI. Are these used DLP tv's a steal or should i stay away, most people are selling because they had to downsize there home and can not fit a tv that size. suggestions sure would be appreciated, thanks guys.
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working 60 to 65" Mitsubishi DLPs in my area are going for $100 to $150, they seem to be in the 5 year old range and older all working well claimed by the owner. what should i look for when buying a used DLP tv? most in my area are Mitsubishi's. i am interested n 1 of these tv's because my 2003 Tosh CRT does not have HDMI and i would like a little newer tv that does have HDMI for ease of use with my Xbox One. i do currently have my Xbone working with my older CRT with an adapter but i would prefer a newer set with HDMI. Are these used DLP tv's a steal or should i stay away, most people are selling because they had to downsize there home and can not fit a tv that size. suggestions sure would be appreciated, thanks guys.

If you can see the TV in action and it has a good picture you should be fine-especially for the price. You can tell how many hours it has on it by pressing menu on the remote and entering 2-4-7-0 on the remote. Then hit menu again to get out of the menu. Look for any small white or black (usually white) dots anywhere on the screen which would indicate a bad DLP chip-stuck mirrors.
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yes it helps thank you, i have never owned a DLP so i was unsure what to look for. are any of the years more prone to failure than others?

some one in my area just listed a WD-65731 for $25 in working condition, this is crazy!
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thanks for the tips guys, picked up a wd-73734 delivered for $260 in perfect working condition.

man this thing has a nice picture!
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thanks for the tips guys, picked up a wd-73734 for $260 in perfect working condition.

man this thing has a nice picture!

What a deal!wink.gif

I've got a 73736 that still looks great.

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thanks Ed. where do you guys get your lamps from. i have no idea how old my lamp is and thought it would be smart to buy a replacement then keep my current working lamp as a spare. also should i be looking for a Osram or Philips lamp?
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thanks Ed. where do you guys get your lamps from. i have no idea how old my lamp is and thought it would be smart to buy a replacement then keep my current working lamp as a spare. also should i be looking for a Osram or Philips lamp?

I've only replaced the lamp once and purchased it directly from Mitsubishi. At the time the total shipped cost was $120.xx. Now it's over $140. Next time I'm going to try one of the "OEM" Phillips lamps from shopjimmy.com or one of the other vendors on Amazon with good reviews. Somewhere in the sub $100 range. Don't buy one of the elcheapo knock-offs from ebay or even Amazon. Stick with an OEM Phillips from a trusted vendor-look at the reviews.

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do you know if this place is reputable?

https://www.discount-merchant.com/p-36-mitsubishi-915p061010-lamp-replacement-915p061a10.aspx

they have the phillips lamp only for $79.99 and free shipping
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do you know if this place is reputable?

https://www.discount-merchant.com/p-36-mitsubishi-915p061010-lamp-replacement-915p061a10.aspx

they have the phillips lamp only for $79.99 and free shipping

I THINK so but I don't KNOW. Been considering ordering one myself. Looks like a no-brainer to install the lamp in the housing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50EIoDlz7Pc

I think YOU should order one and report back........wink.gifsmile.gif

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BTW, I think the pricing is the same from shopjimmy.com
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Jimmy is $20 more plus $10 for shipping.
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Jimmy is $20 more plus $10 for shipping.

You should definitely buy it and then report back here!wink.gif

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Jimmy is $20 more plus $10 for shipping.


You should definitely buy it and then report back here!

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wow you really love spending my money lol.

i was wrong shopjimmy is the same price for the lamp only $79 but they do charge approx $10 for shipping.

to be honest there is one thing holding me off replacing my current lamp and that is so many people get white or black dots days or weeks after a lamp replacement. maybe new lamps produce more heat than worn lamps and take out the dlp chip. i am not sure if i want to risk it, i may just wait for my lamp to completely fail before i replace it.
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wow you really love spending my money lol.

i was wrong shopjimmy is the same price for the lamp only $79 but they do charge approx $10 for shipping.

to be honest there is one thing holding me off replacing my current lamp and that is so many people get white or black dots days or weeks after a lamp replacement. maybe new lamps produce more heat than worn lamps and take out the dlp chip. i am not sure if i want to risk it, i may just wait for my lamp to completely fail before i replace it.

I wondered where you got the $20 more @ SJ.........


Nice theory re. the dlp chip. Nice theory but I'm not buying. I don't think it's related at all BUT if you are correct wouldn't going from a worn out/dead lamp/low heat lamp to a new/high heat lamp increase the risk?
Yes,I have no problem spending your $$$. Come on, help out the economy!


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