Originally Posted by Augerhandle
I would only recommend an OEM lamp.
As for strobing to black and white, that doesn't seem like a lamp issue, as the lamp only provides white light. If it was caused by the lamp, it would change intensity maybe, but not color.
Strobing to the music may be evidence of a loose connection somewhere. Re-seat your HDMI cables. If that doesn't work, call Mitsubishi service, and at least report it.
I agree. It wouldn't be a bad lamp causing your problems. Checking for a loose connection or cable is a good course of action. If that doesn't solve the problem you would have to go for a warranty service call.
I wouldn't tell them that it goes along with your speakers. Just say that the problem is frequent and random.Sort of like telling the doctor "It hurts when I raise my arm" and he answers "don't raise your arm and it won't hurt"
Then when you get a tech over, recreate the problem.I've had too many run ins with phone support people that I now explain a problem in a way that they won't treat me like I'm an idiot who wouldn't know which button to press to turn the TV on.
As for buying lamps. I would recommend that you should have a new spare so that when the current one starts to dim, you won't have to be without the TV for the 10 days or more that it would take to get a new one.
Over the past 2 years, I have bought 3 new lamps with housings. Each time from a different company other that OEM (Mitsubishi) Mistubishi charges $99 plus shipping. I bought each of mine when I spotted cheap deals. When each lamp arrived, I popped it in the set and ran it for a couple of days to make sure it was good and each time they proved to be good. The original factory lamp lasted about 4200 hours. I could probably have kept using it at diminished brightness for a number of hours, but that would suck. The lamp in there right now cost about $60 and has been lit for about 5400 and going strong (knock on wood)
. But if it goes, I have a good tested ( and less expensive) spare to replace it with right away.
The prices for lamps with the housing jumps up and down almost weekly. The last place I got one from was for $65. Right now its at $72 +free shipping. Do a search on Amazon and Google for "DLP Lamp 925B441001" or Mitsubishi part# 915P106A10. (I'm assuming you own a WD-82738) and you'll find prices ranging from $59.95 to $145. If it was me, I would make sure they're a legit company either listed on Amazon or eBay or if not there see that they have an address and phone number.