Still have mine running as the downstairs family room TV. Still looks good, but I've replaced the Power Supply and have a couple other parts 'stocked' for just in case. Bet there aren't too many left running.....
Mine is still working...have had 2 repairs so far that were still under extended warranty. That has ended. New power supply and new light engine.
Unfortunately, it seems my power supply is going again. 2 or 3 times now my screen goes black, then I hear the start up chime and the picture comes back. It's like the set is turning off, and then back on by itself.
Anyone experience anything like this?
Yes, this set is old, but has worked great for 8 years, picture is still great. I replaced the power supply capacitors with high temp ones several years ago and no more problems, however I am having sound issues with my 5679, very raspy audio, any one else ever experience this or know the fix?
Well, I finally bought a new tv to replace my 5679. I got the Samsung 60in 8500 plasma. Haven't set it up yet, but don't think the picture will be that much better, even though everyone raves about the 8500.
UPDATE: I found a solution for the lines going up half the screen without replacing the DMD board. One of the BGA chips on the DMD needs reflown. One or more of the solder balls beneath the chip has cracked from heat cycling. A good reflow or reball will melt the solder and make it work like new. My television is now back up and going. BTW... If you are unsure which chips. It is the ones with the heatsinks on the DMD board.