Originally posted by Couch Patato
With just 2300 hours it should have been replaced under warranty. I'm glad they did. That's sucks that it blew so soon.
When you first fired the TV up when it was new. How long did you leave it on? There has been speculation that the bulb needs or should be broken in to insure long life by leaving the set turned on for quite a few hours the first time it's turned on.
I myself followd this line and left the set on for more than 36 hours before turning it off. I'm up to around 5400 hours now.
I'm going to keep track of what people have done to see if there is any unscientifc proof to the break in of the bulb.
umm.. aren't "major" equipment supposed to be broken in first as a general rule..?
computers, mp3 players.. even headphones (although it's more to enhance sound quality for the 'phones)... tv's!
i know i have a personal rule.. whenever i get something major tv/dvd/computer.. i leave it running 24 hours straight..
if it performs without a hitch for 24-48 hours.. it's a workhorse if it fails.. dud
throughout everything ib uy i've thankfully encountered this only once (my mp3 player) which died within 2 days
thankfully no tv/computer/dvd player/receive/etc has given me problems.. it kinda makes me wonder why i'm buying a gwiii knowing it's a dud
i seriously, seriously, do not know what's wrong with me.. why buy something with such a history of failure
i do not know..