Blah, i'm frustrated...
I owned an original 62725 - the ones with the defective capacitors. that died just after 5 years. Mits offered me the new 65738 for $700, which i took. that was 4-5 years ago.
the bulb just died last week wed. 7330 hours on original bulb.
so i plop on over to amazon, since i have Prime, and order this POS...
I get it 2nd day, which is awesome. put it in, Friday, and it's fantastic for abt 15 mins. then the image degrades, flickers, green/blue... whirling noise. i turn it off.
rinse and repeat, no dice. reset, no dice. reseat the lamp, leave power plug off, yada yada... give up. request RMA.
order original Phillips here...
received today, MOnday. it's an original Phillips - warranty card, stamp on bulb, ect...
put it in and is great for 15 mins. then shuts of by itself.
no matter what I try, the picture is great and looks perfect, but will shut off after a few mins. i'm thinking the first generic bulb was too hot and screwed something up??
Update: Tues 4/1, tried turning on the TV after work, the TV made a series of "clicking" sounds, as if the bulb was trying to fire up. After it ran it's course, I removed the Phillips bulb and there is glass shards inside the bulb.
I appreciate any advice you can give.