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Duke,
were you able to fix your Hitachi with the filter kit?
Mine has the exact same problem. The Blue filter overheated and burned.
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I just went into the service menu of my 60V500 to see how many hours the bulb had, in preparation for installing the new bulb (w/cage) I ordered last week.

The TV has been looking a little dingy, hence the new bulb, the TV's first replacement. I've never had one issue with this TV, after Sears had to replace the light engine 6 months into its life. (I had a whole crew out here, learning just HOW to perform the operation!) I got a little concerned back then, six years ago(?), that the TV wouldn't last. I paid all of $3200--a real steal at the time, but Sears was 2 months late in delivering it, the model was so popular. I bought it primarily from the comments here about how advanced it was for its time.

The current bulb has 13,982 hours on it. It still works, albeit a bit dingy like I said. Is that alot?

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I just went into the service menu of my 60V500 to see how many hours the bulb had, in preparation for installing the new bulb (w/cage) I ordered last week.

The TV has been looking a little dingy, hence the new bulb, the TV's first replacement. I've never had one issue with this TV, after Sears had to replace the light engine 6 months into its life. (I had a whole crew out here, learning just HOW to perform the operation!) I got a little concerned back then, six years ago(?), that the TV wouldn't last. I paid all of $3200--a real steal at the time, but Sears was 2 months late in delivering it, the model was so popular. I bought it primarily from the comments here about how advanced it was for its time.

The current bulb has 13,982 hours on it. It still works, albeit a bit dingy like I said. Is that alot?

That's an amazing figure for a lamp in any 60". No dead blue pixels yet?
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Sorry for the time lag. No, I've had 1 or 2 blue pixels awhile now, visible only in dark scenes.

Changed out the lamp, NO DIFFERENCE. How do I look for dust?

I am now having a problem with my media player I just bought. It senses 1080i as myu top resolution, but when the player downshifts to 480p for normal SD content viewing, the screen goes crazy--its not synching with the signal.

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Service Manual states:
"X480314 Engine filter replacement kit"
But I guess it is a dust filter, not an optical one.
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We are currently replacing the le on the 60v600a,we have tried four refurbished le and none of them work,we have also replaced the motherboard from a 50v500a we are still receiving vertical strips and a green screen,this tv was a freebe and it was worth a try to fix it but the time has come to let these two tvs go,they are not worth the trouble.
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ive got a big blue blob right in the middle of my screen and the cooling fan never shuts off. the tv hasnt been on in days and still that fan spins. i have the 50VX500 (directors series) and im not going to try an fix it. its time for a new set for me.
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Well, 9 years later and finally retiring my 60v500!

It hasn't looked too good for a while (needs a new light engine) but it certainly doesn't owe me anything.

Any good recommendations for disposal? ...or a source for a replacement light engine in case somebody wants to buy and fix it?

I still have fond memories from this old thread.
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Well, 9 years later and finally retiring my 60v500!

It hasn't looked too good for a while (needs a new light engine) but it certainly doesn't owe me anything.

Any good recommendations for disposal? ...or a source for a replacement light engine in case somebody wants to buy and fix it?

I still have fond memories from this old thread.

Craigslist, $100.

Like all 3-LCD's, this one is repairable by replacing the LCD panel in the blue path and/or the blue input polarizer, but it's a bear because you have to do convergence by trial and error. Lack of an ATSC tuner or HDMI inputs make it less worthwhile to fix though.

The V500's use Sony 1386 x 788 panels, so it's also a good source of parts or v.v.
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Craigslist, $100.

Like all 3-LCD's, this one is repairable by replacing the LCD panel in the blue path and/or the blue input polarizer, but it's a bear because you have to do convergence by trial and error. Lack of an ATSC tuner or HDMI inputs make it less worthwhile to fix though.

The V500's use Sony 1386 x 788 panels, so it's also a good source of parts or v.v.

Thanks ChuckF... Wish I had the know-how and time to do it.

Currently listed on Cragislist for $100 but within a few days it will go for free to the first taker that is willing to come and pick it up (Tallahassee)

Waiting right now for delivery of my new LG 65LW6500
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Hello,

Anyone know where can I buy the Red Polarizing filter for 50v500a?

Thanks,

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