Originally posted by htwaits
It's not likely to be the bulb is it? It's also not likely to be a quick fix either. Checkers anyone?
Well, the picture was quite dark and getting darker for about an hour before it went black in the middle of a movie, so I'm figuring that it's likely to be a bulb. Probably not going to help me avoid a lengthy wait for a repair, according to the experiences of others on this forum. I'm expecting the worst, with a week or two for a technician to come to my house, then a couple of weeks for them to order a bulb, receive it, and schedule a second service call. Seems that's the drill for most of us.
I just want to watch movies, and there's not much of that going on here these days, but I guess that's the price for living at the bleeding edge of technology. Oh well, at least I live in Florida, where the weather is good enough to allow outside activities when the home theater is down. Going to have to cancel this weekend's scheduled movie party though, unless I'm very lucky. Sixteen guests showed up for last weekend's party, with food and drink, and all clustered around the 50" screen for a pretty good show. It's an easy way for a bachelor to throw a party!