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sorry, didn't mean to come off so strong, just wouldn't surprise me if there are companies out there that would pull that kind of scam on people, so it was more directed at that possibility than yourself steve, my apologies for not being more direct about that

you can clear up the yellow some by picking 'high' in the color mode, or by adjusting the RGB drivers in the service menu with a calibration disc

No worries. I didnt take it as towards me, i was just passing on what i have noticed so far. So far this bulb seems to be pretty good, it's the only reason i am ruling it out. But i may look into picking up one of those Philips replacement bulbs anyway just to be absolutely sure.

I'm waiting to get a calibration disc right now. I'm not sure of which one to get. The Spears & Munsel one looks good from their website, but i have seen alot of good reviews for DVE as well, and Avia II i'm not sure about at all. Any suggestions on which would be better for a beginner would be greatly appreciated.

But on that same vein of thought. Will a PS3 be sufficient for using a calibration disc in? Is there any kinds of settings i will need to change on the PS3 to make sure that a calibration comes out as accurate as possible? Thanks in Advance for any advice you can offer.

Steve
post #6392 of 6625
Spears & Munsel unless you also want to tune your audio, then I'd recommend DVE.

IMO, Spears & Munsel cannot be beat for getting your picture perfect.
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My 61FN97 had been problem-free since purchased in 2/07; then this AM the blue power-light & orange 'bulb' light were blinking rapidly, with no picture.

I have warranties (bulb & TV) thru Mack, but after filling out the first page ("step 1 of 4") of their online claim-form & hitting 'next', I received this:





...and figured I better check-in here to see if there's any info about this 'special procedure' that I should know before contacting Mack.

TIA
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If you have a bulb warranty thru Mack, here's some info that you might find useful.

I received an e-mail reply from them this AM; it contained 2 forms to fill out & return to them (via fax or snail-mail). Wanting a time-estimate, I called them, and learned that "they order bulbs on Thursdays" ...so it would be at least a week before it arrived. I asked if there was any way to 'expedite' this, and was told that I could purchase one myself, and that they would reimburse me in 30-45 days (though overnight/expedited shipping would not be covered).

Any suggestions on the best vendor to purchase a replacement from?

And IIRC there was a post in this thread where a few folks said that Phillips made a better bulb than the OEM from JVC ...anyone have any experience with these bulbs?

Any help/feedback appreciated
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I replaced the original bulbs in both my 61FH97's with genuine PHILIPS bulbs...couldn't be more pleased. (I have no experience with OEM substitutes)

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Originally Posted by JimNSB View Post

If you have a bulb warranty thru Mack, here's some info that you might find useful.

I received an e-mail reply from them this AM; it contained 2 forms to fill out & return to them (via fax or snail-mail). Wanting a time-estimate, I called them, and learned that "they order bulbs on Thursdays" ...so it would be at least a week before it arrived. I asked if there was any way to 'expedite' this, and was told that I could purchase one myself, and that they would reimburse me in 30-45 days (though overnight/expedited shipping would not be covered).

Any suggestions on the best vendor to purchase a replacement from?

And IIRC there was a post in this thread where a few folks said that Phillips made a better bulb than the OEM from JVC ...anyone have any experience with these bulbs?

Any help/feedback appreciated
post #6396 of 6625
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Originally Posted by philnort View Post

I replaced the original bulbs in both my 61FH97's with genuine PHILIPS bulbs...couldn't be more pleased. (I have no experience with OEM substitues)

Who did you purchase them through?
post #6397 of 6625
Two different vendors...here's the one I bought with the enclosure:

http://www.discount-merchant.com/JVC...0uaa-new-3.htm

The other I bought the single Philips bulb only; I'm still looking for that source.
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Here's a current Ebay listing for a Philips (bulb only )...good price!

http://stores.ebay.com/DISCOUNT-TV-L..._sasi=1&_sop=1
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I went ahead and grabbed one thru these guys: http://lamps-dlp.com/ProductDetail.a...er=TS-CL110UAA ($124.95 after $5 discount for using Google-Checkout)

I'm interested to see how well the 'reimbursement by Mack' goes...
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New bulb arrived; installation was fast & problem-free.
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Originally Posted by JimNSB View Post

New bulb arrived; installation was fast & problem-free.

Well..? How's the quality of the picture? Happy?
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Originally Posted by philnort View Post

Well..? How's the quality of the picture? Happy?

The picture seems a little brighter than it was, but not dramatically ...I think I'll need to pop in the Spears & Munsil Blu-ray to get a better idea. Right now all settings are the same as before, but I realize that might be 'out of habit' (i.e.: my head telling me that's where they're supposed to be).

I hadn't gone into the service-menu for several months, but when I checked this AM it showed the original bulb lasted 4860 hours.

FYI: replacement bulb is a Philips
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Originally Posted by JimNSB View Post

The picture seems a little brighter than it was, but not dramatically ...I think I'll need to pop in the Spears & Munsil Blu-ray to get a better idea. Right now all settings are the same as before, but I realize that might be 'out of habit' (i.e.: my head telling me that's where they're supposed to be).

I hadn't gone into the service-menu for several months, but when I checked this AM it showed the original bulb lasted 4860 hours.

FYI: replacement bulb is a Philips

Later today, when I have one of the TVs on, I will send you my settings....which, with very slight modifications, I duplicated from a professional reviewer's testing of the display a couple of years ago...works very well for me. Might be interesting to compare..!
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Originally Posted by philnort View Post

Later today, when I have one of the TVs on, I will send you my settings....which, with very slight modifications, I duplicated from a professional reviewer's testing of the display a couple of years ago...works very well for me. Might be interesting to compare..!

Could you post the setting here? I also like to take a look so see how it compares to my TV.
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Tint. -02
Color. -04
Picture. -03
Bright. -22
Detail. -03
Iris. -10
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Also, Theater Low Temperature setting of course......
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Originally Posted by philnort View Post

Also, Theater Low Temperature setting of course......

"To each, his own" ...I've always used Theater Pro and High Temp, with all the auto-adjust/smart-picture junk toggled 'off'.

I use different settings when watching cable (SA8300-HD DVR) or DVDs (Oppo BDP-83 ...the # in parenthesis)
  • Tint: 00 (00)
  • Color: -08 (-06)
  • Picture: -06 (-06)
  • Bright: -06 (-02)
  • Detail: 00 (00)
  • Iris: -04 (-02)
Important to note that a couple weeks after receiving it I went into the service-menu and adjusted/corrected the color levels: Green 70, Red 73 & Blue 90
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So I've removed my screen and am in the process of carefully cleaning the doomed lens cover with short blasts of air and vacuum. But when I later removed the bulb assembly the fan that cools the assembly has a lot of dirt. I've vacuumed what I could but there is still dirt on the fan blades and short of somehow removing and cleaning, which I don't readily see a way, I'm wondering if that should be a concern? By the way my bulb had gone out and when I removed the assembly one corner of the bulb lens was covered with a thick yellow haze and inside of bulb had lots of shattered glass. You could see where the filament had blown. The mirror looks very clean with a few randon specks of occasional dust seen under bright light, don't think I'll try to clean it other than non touch vacuum. The plastic doomed lens cover had a significant amount of dust under bright light. So has anyone bothered cleaning the fan blades? Is it worth removing the doomed lens cover to clean the inside of it?
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WOW! I haven't read all 214 pages of forum posts only about 75 and the last 10 especially.
I just got my TV from my Uncle the bulb blew and he decided he wanted an ultra thin 3D TV. I replaced my 27" SDTV with a HD-61FN97 Monster!
The main problem that is bugging me is overscan. My TV seems to be overscanning everything including OTA HD content. The worst is my MythTV computer hooked up with a HDMI -> DVI connector. I'm hoping that i can find the service manual (I've got a PM out to SaxHound) and that somewhere in there there is an overscan setting. My 20 Month old daugter sat as far back on the couch as she could the first time she watched WordWorld on the big TV.
Thanks for all the Info
I hope I don't get the Yellow Blob of DOOOM!
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alk3997

If you have the service manual, look on the very last page sec 5.1.7. There are flashing sequence for orange and blue led to determine the failure parts. However, I don't think you can do much now that both light engine are not available.
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alk3997

If you have the service manual, look on the very last page sec 5.1.7. There are flashing sequence for orange and blue led to determine the failure parts. However, I don't think you can do much now that both light engine are not available.

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I was wondering if anyone could help me with my problem, I have a 56FN97 and about a week ago a weird color blob appeared. I looked through this thread and it based on what other people have experienced, it looks like I would need a new light engine but I just want to be sure. I opened it up and cleaned the inside just to be sure it wasn't a case of dust build up and no change, I displayed a blank white image and took a photo, so if anyone is able to tell me what I would need to do it would be greatly appreciated. This is the first time I ever needed to do anything like this.

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The picture is fairly accurate just slightly dimmer but essentially the same. I did check the bulb and it looks fine, no cracks on it.
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The picture is fairly accurate just slightly dimmer but essentially the same. I did check the bulb and it looks fine, no cracks on it.

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I've opened up the TV again and couldn't find anything. Could it be possible that it could be the screen itself? Is it possible for me to get a replacement screen? And if yes, would the cost be worth it?
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