Originally Posted by Mark_A_W
It's pretty rare actually, I've owned about 7 NECs, 6 bought faulty, and none had a bad STK.But it does happen. BTW, G70s and G90s use the same STKs.
ok then any suggestions? I think the dealer comment (whoever he is) is totally FOS. No fricking way EM focus tubes quit focusing at 3500 hours, that just doesnt happen. The guy is confusing the XG135 with the older ES focus machines.
Originally Posted by Neil Schneider
I spoke to a dealer in De and described my issues. He said that likely the tubes are done. I have about 3500 hours, but it was reset at some point so I am not sure of an exact count. Also he commented that I was pushing the unit hard on a 120 inch diagonal, and that would also significantly shorten the life span. Mind you it still work, just has lost the pop so to speak.
Unless the tubes have 20K hours on them there's no way they quit focusing. Now maybe if they have 8 to 10K hours the Phosphor has turned Black and you;'ve lost most of your light output but they should still focus well at that point. Hook up with that local guy, he will know more than a dealer who's more interested in selling you an LCD. I have seen this many times, there's a little problem with a CRT and the local dealer who used to sell them
gives a DOA prognosis over the phone.
It's not hard to guess the motivation here.