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Originally Posted by Jetmeck View Post

So whats the best 3D glasses, not cheapest , but best for the 82842 ?

After having a lousy experience with another brand (forget the name, sorry) I purchased three pairs of 3Active 3D glasses. These are rechargeable (a big deal), synch instantly and never lose their DPL Link connection (in my experience). These are as good as I would expect 3D glasses could be. The reviews on Amazon bear this out.
I hope this helps and good luck!
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I talked to tech support a few weeks back. They suggested I perform a "hard reset" next time, but now the TV won't come on at all, just goes to "error 61". I will call them again in the hopes I can still get it repaired.

Anyone know a good source for parts?
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Sorry to hear of your troubles. Hopefully you can either fix it yourself or call a tech in.

After reading your issues, I thank myself every day for buying my extended warranty. It was cheap enough and takes the worry out of these kinds of things.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by AzDragonLord View Post

I talked to tech support a few weeks back. They suggested I perform a "hard reset" next time, but now the TV won't come on at all, just goes to "error 61". I will call them again in the hopes I can still get it repaired.

Anyone know a good source for parts?

Your best bet would be either ShopJimmy (although I hate doing business with them), Ebay or find a used set on craigslist.
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Originally Posted by lam23 View Post

After having a lousy experience with another brand (forget the name, sorry) I purchased three pairs of 3Active 3D glasses. These are rechargeable (a big deal), synch instantly and never lose their DPL Link connection (in my experience). These are as good as I would expect 3D glasses could be. The reviews on Amazon bear this out.
I hope this helps and good luck!

Anyone tried QUANTUM 3D glasses ?
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Originally Posted by lam23 View Post

After having a lousy experience with another brand (forget the name, sorry) I purchased three pairs of 3Active 3D glasses. These are rechargeable (a big deal), synch instantly and never lose their DPL Link connection (in my experience). These are as good as I would expect 3D glasses could be. The reviews on Amazon bear this out.
I hope this helps and good luck!

Ouch, that is high, for less you can get the xPand BT emitter and a pair of BT glasses. They work great and don't rely on line of sight. And I can go to the other end of my condo and the glasses will still be in sync. And they are rechargeable with a USB port.

It is only$40 right now. Around the same price as just a pair of BT glasses is. When I got my BT emitter and bt glasses last year I paid $70. So $40 for both is a good deal.
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http://www.amazon.com/Xpand-EX105BT-Bluetooth-Mitsubishi-Televisions/dp/B009ZW7SR2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1385928601&sr=1-1&keywords=dlp+BT+emitter
Edited by aaronwt - 12/1/13 at 12:16pm
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Originally Posted by colour View Post

Your best bet would be either ShopJimmy (although I hate doing business with them)...
I stumbled across their website looking for parts. Not a lot of options out there. Why do you hate them?
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Originally Posted by AzDragonLord View Post

I stumbled across their website looking for parts. Not a lot of options out there. Why do you hate them?

I bought a cheap knockoff lamp from them, when I got it it had 200 watts printed on the it, These lamps are supposed to be 180 watts, I went back and forth with them and all they could answer with is okay. The lamp lasted about 12 hours and they refused to give me a refund. I did buy a main board from them with no issues so as long as you don't have to return it you'll probably be fine.

And I know there's not a lot to choose from.
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I have a one year old WD 73842, and as of late, the TV will shut off randomly. The green light blinks fast for a little while and then stops. I can then turn the TV back on and it will be fine for a while. I would say this has happened maybe 2 or 3 times over the last couple weeks. I checked the menu with the lamp hours and fault codes. No codes are shown and no blinking yellow or red light after the TV shuts off.

Has this happened to anyone else? If so, any idea what is going on? I hope this isnt a sign that something bad is gonna happen mad.gif
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Yes, this has happened only a few times (3 or 4 maybe) during the course of the year that I've had the set. I have no idea what might cause it and I just turn it back on after the green light stops blinking. It is kind of nerve racking but I don't know how to stop it?
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Ive had the same thing happen around half a dozen times now over the last few months. It could happen after the TV being on for five minutes or fifteen hours. I have no idea what causes it, only that there has been no consistency when it's happened. Although it has never happened twice in the same day and it has been a rare occurrence. I still plan to order a spare lamp from Mitsubishi sometime.
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Originally Posted by JasonT35 View Post

I have a one year old WD 73842, and as of late, the TV will shut off randomly. The green light blinks fast for a little while and then stops. I can then turn the TV back on and it will be fine for a while.
That's how my TV failure began showing itself. I believe it is the main circuit board, not the lamp at fault.
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If there is a voltage spike or a bad HDMI signal the TV will do that. It is the protection circuit in action.
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Originally Posted by AzDragonLord View Post

I talked to tech support a few weeks back. They suggested I perform a "hard reset" next time, but now the TV won't come on at all, just goes to "error 61". I will call them again in the hopes I can still get it repaired.
Just talked to support. They said even though the TV is 3 months past its warranty, they apologize and will cover all repairs for it. They're suppose to be contacting a local service center right now.....WOOHOO!
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I love my t.v. But I have seen a lot of negative reviews about these t.v.s white spots and lamp replacement. But I was told at the get go that I would have to replace my lamp once a year depending on how often I use it. I bought it I. February and I have replaced the lamp recently. My t.v. Has shut off twice by itself. People complain about problems after a year or two. Is this t.v better than the older t.v.s? It is difficult to find an accurate review on a newer product.
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You only have to replace the lamp if it goes bad and they dim over time. The white spots are from a failing DLP chip. There are issues with whatever technology there is. What do you mean by older TV's? What do you mean by better? In my opinion 2009 Mits models seem to be the most reliable as far as later years in their DLP's. Have you updated the firmware? What do you mean by accurate reviews?
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Originally Posted by lam23 View Post

After having a lousy experience with another brand (forget the name, sorry) I purchased three pairs of 3Active 3D glasses. These are rechargeable (a big deal), synch instantly and never lose their DPL Link connection (in my experience). These are as good as I would expect 3D glasses could be. The reviews on Amazon bear this out.
I hope this helps and good luck!

This is interesting as I've been unsatisfied with my Samsung glasses experience (in and out of connection, seemingly little battery life, et cetera); how's the charging going? What the charge life? On what are you charging the glasses and how long does it take? How do they fit on varying size heads/family viewing? Thanks in advance.
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In addition, is there a latest firmware update? Where do I get it? Thanks!
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Never mind, how bout I read...I see it, thanks.
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I have a 92inch tv. I have seen a bunch of review on consumer reports about older Mitsubishi tvs. There were actually class action suits against them. What I mean by accurate reviews is you really don't know how good a product is until you have used it for a while. The tvs in consumer reports failed after one to three years of use. The scariest was that after all the trouble the tvs would just die. These were not isolated incidents. You should read what it says and then get back to me.
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Originally Posted by Lieselstrong View Post

I have a 92inch tv. I have seen a bunch of review on consumer reports about older Mitsubishi tvs. There were actually class action suits against them. What I mean by accurate reviews is you really don't know how good a product is until you have used it for a while. The tvs in consumer reports failed after one to three years of use. The scariest was that after all the trouble the tvs would just die. These were not isolated incidents. You should read what it says and then get back to me.

Consumer Reports is a load of crap so I won't waste my time. A review on a new product is different from it's reliability rating which you can't get stats on for a few years. Products change from year to year some good some bad. I don't expect the longevity in electronics to be what it used to be.

It sounds as if you're concerned about the longevity of your TV, something you have to research and decide for yourself before purchase. Doesn't matter what electronics you buy or who makes it they don't last forever and parts can go bad at anytime. I've had my 2009 model with no issues, but I don't sit here and question if it will die tomorrow.
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I don't do that either. I was just concerned after I saw the consistent reports. Are you always so hostile?
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Originally Posted by Lieselstrong View Post

I don't do that either. I was just concerned after I saw the consistent reports. Are you always so hostile?
I did not read anything hostile in his response.

As a new member you should be advised, it is alright to attack the post but never the person.

If it helps, I have had a 2008 model for five years without even a hiccup. There is a "defective Mitsubishi" thread here in the forums with numerous stories of Mits repairing TVs out of warranty. Try to find other companies that stand behind their products like that.
Edited by Augerhandle - 12/9/13 at 3:29am
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I was not attacking I was just curious. He said I was wondering when my tv would break down . But I am not. There were a lot and I mean many reports of mits not helping people or offering a new part but not allowing people to have it unless they paid 400 dollars for professional install when they could have done it themselves for free. My tv has turned off by itself twice the first time I blew it off. The second time I thought it was strange because the tv had only been on for two minutes and I know it was not overheated but I haven't had any other incidents.
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See my responses // below:
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Originally Posted by Mel Brennan View Post

This is interesting as I've been unsatisfied with my Samsung glasses experience (in and out of connection, seemingly little battery life, et cetera); how's the charging going?
What the charge life?
// Specs say 20-30 hrs battery life.I can't confirm as I've not watched enough 3D programming nor kept track of time used.
On what are you charging the glasses and how long does it take?
// USB to charge, and it takes 1-3 hours max.
How do they fit on varying size heads/family viewing?
// Can't say other than for adults they're nice and comfortable.
Thanks in advance.
post #1136 of 1188
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Originally Posted by Lieselstrong View Post

I was not attacking I was just curious. He said I was wondering when my tv would break down . But I am not. There were a lot and I mean many reports of mits not helping people or offering a new part but not allowing people to have it unless they paid 400 dollars for professional install when they could have done it themselves for free. My tv has turned off by itself twice the first time I blew it off. The second time I thought it was strange because the tv had only been on for two minutes and I know it was not overheated but I haven't had any other incidents.

The usual offer is $200 for labor and the part free for the white dot issue, and some people have negotiated better deals. I know of at least one person that got the whole deal for free. Any of those deals are pretty good considering the TVs are usually years out of warranty and Mits is still doing something about it.

They won't just give out the chips because of liability issues. Imagine the lawsuit if some geek wannabe got electrocuted.

As far as your TV shutting off, it will do that if it gets a glitchy HDMI signal or a voltage spike. It shuts down to protect the computer inside it.

There has been glitchy firmware in some models though, so check often for updates on their website.
Edited by Augerhandle - 12/10/13 at 3:17am
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Thanks.
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Originally Posted by lam23 View Post

See my responses // below:
Thanks!
post #1139 of 1188
Just out of curiosity, are there any of these still floating out there? Like a 92842, for instance? Found one on Amazon for 9 grand, which seems a bit steep.... My 82 is starting to act up....

If not, where do people call for repair?
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Originally Posted by JasonT35 View Post

I have a one year old WD 73842, and as of late, the TV will shut off randomly. The green light blinks fast for a little while and then stops. I can then turn the TV back on and it will be fine for a while. I would say this has happened maybe 2 or 3 times over the last couple weeks. I checked the menu with the lamp hours and fault codes. No codes are shown and no blinking yellow or red light after the TV shuts off.

Has this happened to anyone else? If so, any idea what is going on? I hope this isnt a sign that something bad is gonna happen mad.gif

My 73742 started doing that after about 3 months of owning it. Finally just shut down and wouldn't come back on. Bad main board was the issue and it has now been about 8 months since the fix. I'm not overly concerned with these issues that show up now and then, but I did buy a 5 year extended warranty when I bought the set just in case.
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