Who else besides me is determined to keep fixing their set themselves until it becomes truly cost prohibitive.
Bought two 65's in 2007 during clearance for less than $2500 (One for Father-in-law- late fathers day present)
so far 'im in
2011 - $398.00 for two DLP Chips from "shop jimmy"( Mine and Father-in-laws) (Chips now cost approx. $159 now)
2012 - $210.00 for two "PHOENIX" made "OEM" lamps from "Discount Lamps" (Original lamps still hadn't blown -just dimmed a bit)
2013 - 116.00 for a lamp ballast from "TVPARTS4LESS"
Yeah I know thats a lot of cheese, lord knows I ain't rich to afford new TV's this size every for years, soI guess I have caught the toshiba fix it flu.
These TVs where made to be fixed, apparently by techs with minimal training since my senile old a$$ can do it.
All it is really is swapping out bad parts for good anyhow. To quote Dr. McCoy" A child can do it"(From Spock's Brain)
I've found I like tinkering with the guts. well thats my rant for today ,thanks for reading.