Originally Posted by j0oftheworld
First off, LOVE the site. It's been so helpful.. but I'm at a crossroads here and I had to post to get input from you guys!
I've got the 57732.
Purchased black Friday (Nov 24, 2006) Was SO excited for 1080p finally..
Had the "air flow blocked" issue very soon after. Played around w. the TV's position and cleaned the lamp housing/grills etc for about a month. Finally called Mitts and they had a guy come out and he adjusted the temp sensor or connector whatever had been the issue. The TV then worked great but that bulb only lasted me 2000hrs. I installed an ebay bulb for ~$100.
3 months ago I had to modify my light housing as the micro-fine vent was caked w. dust so I used my smallest drill bit and made that recommended mod.
2 weeks ago.. TV just shuts off. No lamp warning so I was confused on this one. Being busy and distracted w. work I decide to have the same company come out and help me out. As soon as he gets here and I describe the no lamp warnings but it was making a high pitched oscillating noise he said.. "uh oh, not good"
Sure enough after 2 seconds (which cost me $75) he says "your color wheel is hunting, will need a full light engine on this model TV"
The quote from them is $800 parts, $200 labor. There's one on ebay that's 3yrs old for $350.
Seems there's a few other "common" issues I haven't had yet as well..
So, is this TV worth it to fix?
Is the light assembly easy to install?
Would you trust a used one?
Here's her in her glory.. dual screen
Thanks for any help/advice!