Originally Posted by guffy1
Also, would someone be kind enough to tell me how to check my lamp hours on this set? Thank you!
I'm pretty sure there is a link or explanation on the first post of this thread...
Be VERY CAREFUL in the Service Menu. Enter at your own Risk!
[DISPLAY] +  + [VOL+] + [POWER]
check hours on lamp:
Starting with TV turned on - press Power, Display, 5, Vol+, Power.
That will get you into the SM.
Press Jump three times to get you to the 3rd menu area ("PANEL NVM OK").
Press 2 or 5 a bunch of times to get to category 20 TIMER. You should see
something like 0 LMP 100, which I think means you have used 100 hours on the
1 and 4 change sub-categories in the menu. Moves up and down options.
2 and 5 change sections
jump key switches between different menu systems
Mute then Enter commits any changed values. Be careful with this.
Press Power to exit the SM and turn the TV off.
0 then enter reverts to previous settings (couple seconds, screen may go