Originally Posted by ntrain96
So Projectorpeople have emailed Mitsubishito see if they will honor the warranty..............the tech at PP said that mits has many times in the past taken care of people who were only a few weeks out of warranty...........Im going to be pissed if Im not one of them.........otherwise I just wasted $300 on a new bulb and will need to replace the unit altogether............if that's the case its probably going to be the last Mits product I ever get.......I have a few RPTV's in the past including 2 Diamonds, and they all have had expensive issues literally right at the end of the warranty date.
Expect the worst, hope for the best.
There is at least a recorded date of you addressing the problem. Of course it would have been better to contact Mits first since your warranty was close to running out, to lock that in. Guess you'll do that next time
But PP is right, Mits IS really good with CS. A poster here got his unit fixed under warranty, even though it too had run out (I think in that case the PJ had been fixed for a motherboard problem already, but the warranty had run out when it popped up again, they fixed it anyway).
You're issues/problems don't seem out of the ordinary for the types of products you're using, RPTV's and projectors---both have shown to be nowhere as reliable as a typical TV (CRT or Flatscreen). Especially considering the 9000hrs put on your PJ.
I've been around AVS for a while and have not seen anything more reliable than Mits projectors. But again, that's relative to other brands of PJ's. If a 9000hr lifespan for a PJ is too short for you, then the only safe option is to go with something like a LED/LCD flatscreen IMHO.