Originally Posted by videobruce
Guess you won't be on the list for the class action suit?
I think what may have happened, as frequently happens with other products, sometime after initial introduction and broad acceptance, in subsequent production runs the manufacturer began squeezing the bill of materials. As a result I think later buyers may have purchased MITs TVs which had undergone some design changes ultimately resulting in these premature lamp failures that some have reported.
Quite the contrary with mine. My first lamp went out at approx 3500 hours and my 2nd lasted slightly longer. Both died from a melted mantel, having literally fried themselves from the intense heat. On my third lamp I noticed that the lamp vendor had replaced the filter screen with one having much larger holes in it, resulting in much improved air flow across the lamp and it never did burn out. I finally replaced it only because it was getting a little dark, though by that time it had 8177 hours on it, the mantel shows no signs of overheating and the lamp is still usable.
I received the notice of Class Action, but my WD65732 falls well outside the eligible qualifying purchase dates. (I bought mine in the Fall of 2006)
I have had zero service issues with it other than routine lamp replacement at what could only be classified as normal intervals. The only complaint I have with it is that it runs hotter than the dickens, producing A LOT
of heat. Other than that it's been like the Energizer Bunny, just keeps going and going. Ours stays on (continuously) anywhere from 14 to 16 hours a day, every day for the past 5½ years. Ours is turned on around 5AM daily and stays on all day until typically 9 PM. Perhaps the lack of on/off/on/off cycles has contributed to its longevity. Whatever, we've been very pleased with our MITS.
If/When it ever dies we plan on replacing it with a more energy-efficient flat screen, but will try to stay with something about the same size (65").
So far no complaints....