After eight years, it's time to replace my HP MD5880n DLP.
Lately the HDMI link has become unstable. After a few years my original mainboard developed a bad HDMI port, so I replaced it. I kept the original mainboard and reinstalled it, and that seemed to fix the HDMI problem, but it came back after about a week. Often the set works great, and there is no problem using the tuner. It's probably just old age.
I am getting a Panasonic TC-P65VT60 65-Inch plasma set. The Panasonic will arrive Saturday, and they will haul away the old TV. If anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area wants the HP, you can have it for free if you pick it up by Saturday. I think the light engine is OK, but I wonder if it is somehow contributing to the HDMI issue since the issue is the same with two different mainboards. At this point, I think it make sense to just let it go to the recycler.
I will save the lamp, which only has only been used a few months. I believe that I have one spare lamp that was used for a few months to verify that it was not defective. I will offer the lamps for sale later. However, since new lamps are only $75 on Amazon, I am not expecting a lot of interest.
Just curious, how many of you are still using your HP DLP?
It's been a great TV for eight years.