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Sounds like your TV already needs a new color wheel and possably a new DLP chip as that white spot may be that white dot issue with DLP sets.. Do a search on youtube for "DLP white dots" to see if that looks the same.


Might want to contact Mits and see what can be done about it now. Each part you would need would prob run you 150+. Theres plenty of videos on youtube showing how to replace the color wheel and DLP chip if needed out of warrenty.

I am definately going to call tomorrow. It has 2 months on the warranty, and it was shipped 3/4 received 3/13 so I'm good thankfully. I also noticed ghosting when I ordered a MMA fight (was pretty obvious) thought it went away when I adjusted the geometry but then I noticed it again when I was streaming TV. This is my first DLP so is that common or an issue as well? I looked up videos of the white dot videos on youtube but my dot is only white colored when the unit is off. Its like how a straight straw turns white when bent at an angle. I think it just got messed up in shipping because I have no idea how it got there but it isnt viewable when the unit is on unless im a foot or two away from the TV and then it looks greyish.


Thanks for your help, I just wanted to be sure about the issues before calling so I don't get blown off saying the TV fine and be SOL after my two month period.
 

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I am definately going to call tomorrow. It has 2 months on the warranty, and it was shipped 3/4 received 3/13 so I'm good thankfully. I also noticed ghosting when I ordered a MMA fight (was pretty obvious) thought it went away when I adjusted the geometry but then I noticed it again when I was streaming TV. This is my first DLP so is that common or an issue as well? I looked up videos of the white dot videos on youtube but my dot is only white colored when the unit is off. Its like how a straight straw turns white when bent at an angle. I think it just got messed up in shipping because I have no idea how it got there but it isnt viewable when the unit is on unless im a foot or two away from the TV and then it looks greyish.


Thanks for your help, I just wanted to be sure about the issues before calling so I don't get blown off saying the TV fine and be SOL after my two month period.

The ghosting shouldn't be happening.. DLP has the fastest pixel movement of any tv out there. What you might of been seeing was internet lag from the signal since you mentioned you were watching streaming video.


Yeha I get what your saying now.. They should replace the screen. That's not anything normal.


I hope they don't say to you, "You got a refurbished (open box) tv, what do you expect?"


Take it from my wife that's worked in retail management the past 20+ years.. People that are nice usually get what they want unlike the people that go all off and blow up and start screaming at them.


Good luck!
 

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Would the ghosting be a color wheel issue as well? The first time I noticed and most apparent was from a PayPerView MMA sporting event tv hooked through a cable box. Second time was streaming on the PS3 but it was with an ethernet cord so there shouldnt have been any performance issues streaming at 15+ Mbps. And thanks for the tip, I've had good luck with retail issues hopefully this won't be any different. I wouldn't have minded the two defects on the screen but the ghosting is a big problem it irrates me like no other and was worried about the noise if it would cause future problems since the manufacturer warranty is so short.


Does anyone know a good a third party warranty? I was looking at squaretrade since I've had good experiances from them in the past but they do not cover refurbished models through their website only through their authorized dealers. So I could go through Tigerdirect and get one but they are asking for alot for a short period covered through squaretrade 1 year was around $120 and 2 year was around $175 neither of which overs the bulb. I called squaretrade to see if I could buy coverage through Amazon but they said those warranty's are only good on Amazon purchases (note no where on the Amazon listing does it say this). I wonder if I can go through Costco and pick up a 3 year warranty through them or if anyone else has any suggestions, thanks.
 

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That is one of the problem with refurbs. It's hard to find an extended warranty since the extended warranty services typically don't cover them.
 

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First post here, hope to learn a lot and make many more. I recently got a 72842 82" (August 2012 manufacture date) tv in a trade along with 5 pairs of 3D glasses and she now sits proudly up in my bonus room. It's a huge upgrade from the 32" Samsung LCD that I used to have and my wife thinks I'm nuts for wanting such a large tv. I'm really enjoying it but I'm having trouble getting the picture set up. I have the brightness way up along with the contrast and temperature. I'm sure I'm setting myself up for problems sooner than later but I have no clue (or experience) getting the best possible picture for my lighting/environmental conditions. I love my tv, I just need to know how to get the best possible performance out of it.
 

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First post here, hope to learn a lot and make many more. I recently got a 72842 82" (August 2012 manufacture date) tv in a trade along with 5 pairs of 3D glasses and she now sits proudly up in my bonus room. It's a huge upgrade from the 32" Samsung LCD that I used to have and my wife thinks I'm nuts for wanting such a large tv. I'm really enjoying it but I'm having trouble getting the picture set up. I have the brightness way up along with the contrast and temperature. I'm sure I'm setting myself up for problems sooner than later but I have no clue (or experience) getting the best possible picture for my lighting/environmental conditions. I love my tv, I just need to know how to get the best possible performance out of it.

you could get a professional come out and calibrate it for you but ive heard they are quite costly. or there are also dvd and bluray discs you can buy they will help you set it up your self which is what i did.


this is the one i ordered. http://www.sceniclabs.com/products/digital-video-essentials-hd-basics


if you do get one be sure to listen and watch the tutorial or else you will be confused. it took me a good 2 or 3 hours to complete it all. it takes about an hour by itself to watch the tutorial alone but it was worth it.
 

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Thanks for the link, I'll have to see if I can find that bluray locally. I'm a 100% disabled veteran and I can't work so having a professional coming out is out of the question as we just don't have the spare finances to do that. I understand that this is can be a very expensive hobby so I'll take all of the advice that I can get. If I can get something that I can understand and be able to see a noticeable difference I would love to set up our other 2 LCD displays. I'm all about a great looking picture

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you could get a professional come out and calibrate it for you but ive heard they are quite costly. or there are also dvd and bluray discs you can buy they will help you set it up your self which is what i did.


this is the one i ordered. http://www.sceniclabs.com/products/digital-video-essentials-hd-basics


if you do get one be sure to listen and watch the tutorial or else you will be confused. it took me a good 2 or 3 hours to complete it all. it takes about an hour by itself to watch the tutorial alone but it was worth it.
 

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Does anyone know a good a third party warranty? I was looking at squaretrade since I've had good experiances from them in the past but they do not cover refurbished models through their website only through their authorized dealers. So I could go through Tigerdirect and get one but they are asking for alot for a short period covered through squaretrade 1 year was around $120 and 2 year was around $175 neither of which overs the bulb. I called squaretrade to see if I could buy coverage through Amazon but they said those warranty's are only good on Amazon purchases (note no where on the Amazon listing does it say this). I wonder if I can go through Costco and pick up a 3 year warranty through them or if anyone else has any suggestions, thanks.


The only warranty available for refurbished is Square Trade. I also know that if you used American Express they will double the two month warranty.


Every once in a while Square Trade has a $30-$40 off coupon and you can use that. I ended up getting one year warranty from then for $70 + tax. The good thing about them is you can get a complete refund within 30 days.
 

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First post here, hope to learn a lot and make many more. I recently got a 72842 82" (August 2012 manufacture date) tv in a trade along with 5 pairs of 3D glasses and she now sits proudly up in my bonus room. It's a huge upgrade from the 32" Samsung LCD that I used to have and my wife thinks I'm nuts for wanting such a large tv. I'm really enjoying it but I'm having trouble getting the picture set up. I have the brightness way up along with the contrast and temperature. I'm sure I'm setting myself up for problems sooner than later but I have no clue (or experience) getting the best possible picture for my lighting/environmental conditions. I love my tv, I just need to know how to get the best possible performance out of it.
Until you have a calibration disc available, set your contrast between 40 and 50, and brightness around 30.
 

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Thanks for the link, I'll have to see if I can find that bluray locally. I'm a 100% disabled veteran and I can't work so having a professional coming out is out of the question as we just don't have the spare finances to do that. I understand that this is can be a very expensive hobby so I'll take all of the advice that I can get. If I can get something that I can understand and be able to see a noticeable difference I would love to set up our other 2 LCD displays. I'm all about a great looking picture

thank you for your service to our country.


just thought i would mention there are many different calibration discs out there and i only have experience with one.


here is a site that reviewed the top 10 best calibration discs in their opinion. http://tv-calibration-review.toptenreviews.com/


you can read over them if you like and see what you think.
 

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How many people use the lamp's high-energy setting, "Bright" vs. standard? Do you feel guilty about using the extra electricity and does the lamp wear out faster?



I seem to use Bright in the daytime on some SD content.
 

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How many people use the lamp's high-energy setting, "Bright" vs. standard? Do you feel guilty about using the extra electricity and does the lamp wear out faster?



I seem to use Bright in the daytime on some SD content.

I use the Bright and bright for both energy and video settings all the time and haven't had to replace the lamps yet on my 4 DLPs. I have solar panels on my roof so NO I don't feel guilty about the electricity and I think the picture is so much better. I had an older DLP professionally calibrated and he used the "Natural" setting. I could stand it for only a couple of days and had to have him re-calibrate using the bright setting and I was much happier.
 

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I understand your concern about the short life of the lamp

I recently bought a hd hla 70 "jvc lamp life which was finished

Filters and heat lamps were burnt. To change the bulbs in my research

Home Internet know lamp 4000 hours. I thought life is better with more light

It is understood

I bought an LED lamp driver and 36 volts cheap and easy

And can I install a jvc 70rf7 and sony kf-e24a10 and hitachi 50 cw50

You can install all brands Procedures

Understand Google translation


Specifications:



Emitted Colour: white

Forward Voltage: 32V ~ 36V

LED: Bridgelux

Forward Current: 3500mA

View Angle: About 140 degree.

Luminous Intensity: 8000Lumen

Color Temperature: 5500K




Features:



High flux

Very low decay and long working lifespan:> 50,000 hours

More energy efficient than incandescent and most halogen lA

Low voltage DC operated

Environment friendly

Superior ESD protection

Green product
 

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I have been searching online for the best deals on the WD - 73642. I found one in Aberdeen, SD for $1399. Fargo, ND has one for the same price. Has anyone seen one in the Twin Cities area? Or where to look. Thanks.
 

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I have been searching online for the best deals on the WD - 73642. I found one in Aberdeen, SD for $1399. Fargo, ND has one for the same price. Has anyone seen one in the Twin Cities area? Or where to look. Thanks.

Ebay has a new one for $1250. TigerDirect was selling refurbished ones for $850, but they are sold out of them at this time. Amazon occasionally has refurb or used ones at $850, you would have to check there and also get a 3 year warranty for another $100
 

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Originally Posted by hoseen12  /t/1425134/2012-mitsubishi-3d-dlp-owners-thread-c12-642-742-842-series/960#post_23132546


I understand your concern about the short life of the lamp

I recently bought a hd hla 70 "jvc lamp life which was finished

Filters and heat lamps were burnt. To change the bulbs in my research

Home Internet know lamp 4000 hours. I thought life is better with more light

It is understood

I bought an LED lamp driver and 36 volts cheap and easy

And can I install a jvc 70rf7 and sony kf-e24a10 and hitachi 50 cw50

You can install all brands Procedures

Understand Google translation


Specifications:



Emitted Colour: white

Forward Voltage: 32V ~ 36V

LED: Bridgelux

Forward Current: 3500mA

View Angle: About 140 degree.

Luminous Intensity: 8000Lumen

Color Temperature: 5500K




Features:



High flux

Very low decay and long working lifespan:> 50,000 hours

More energy efficient than incandescent and most halogen lA

Low voltage DC operated

Environment friendly

Superior ESD protection

Green product

Too bad it is not 65K
 

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I have the 73842 model and after having the light engine replaced 3x, I finally have a working TV. One thing that bothers me a bit, is that there is a clockwise tilt of the image. Its rotated/tilted about 1/4" to 1/2". I mentioned it to the technician and he didnt know how to level it perfectly.


I fixed the geometry in the service menu, but that will not fix the tilt. Are there any mechanical adjustments that can be done without taking the light engine out? I thought I read somewhere that there are a couple screws that can be turned to level the image out, but I do not see any reference to that in the service manual


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Alot of great advice in this forum.


Here is my problem.

I have the Mitsubishi 82842. I love it!. HD picture is incredible. When I go to watch non-HD channels, the picture is very grainy/fuzzy (more than rt should). Other TV's in the house have no problems with the non-HD channels, I want to get the MLB Package, but the picture on these channels is just so bad. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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What is your source of video? If it is DirecTV, then the SD is pretty poor compared to Dish and most cable companies.


And how big are those other tvs? With an 82" HDTV any SD isn't going to look great or maybe even not acceptable. I have a 73742 and Dish as my primary video and some SD is very good, some just tolerable and some not watcheable, very channel dependent. With Netflix, Amazon and HULU, the SD on my set looks very good and of course the HD looks much better.


With Dish's better overall SD I still notice that many sports in SD don't look very good though most are tolerable.
 
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