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    DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    I kept my about eight year old 60" Hitachi DLP HDTV in storage this summer for a couple months before I moved into my apartment. So when I get it into my apartment, I turn it on to find a large trasparent-blue dot in the center of the screen. I think it's heat damage to the projector lamp, which I can replace, but I was wondering if anyone had some insight on the issue, and think it may be something else within the TV.

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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    My guess is it is a dead bug on the mirror.


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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    Really? It's blue and the picture still come through but it just has a blue tint in a circle that's about 6" in diameter.



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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    It means the lens or the mirrors have been warped by the heat & cold weather in that they are misaligned. It will run you about $200+ to get it fixed, you are better off just going and getting a new DLP tv for a few more hundred dollars if you want to get rid of the blue circle.



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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by cjb1978 View Post
    It means the lens or the mirrors have been warped by the heat & cold weather in that they are misaligned. It will run you about $200+ to get it fixed, you are better off just going and getting a new DLP tv for a few more hundred dollars if you want to get rid of the blue circle.
    So it's not just the lamp? I guess I'm not really familiar with how a DLP TV works



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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    My DLP was such a pain in the ***. Was constantly breaking down. Id advise you to upgrade and not waste any money on fixing it. You can get some pretty nice plasmas and lcds for fairly cheap these days online.



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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    I plan on getting a Mitsubishi DLP for my next TV. Can't beat 60 Inches for under $1000.. Usually the only problems are changing the lamps, and the newer ones last a super long time and take 5 minutes to switch out. Replacements lamps now are less than $150..



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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by RG25 View Post
    I plan on getting a Mitsubishi DLP for my next TV. Can't beat 60 Inches for under $1000.. Usually the only problems are changing the lamps, and the newer ones last a super long time and take 5 minutes to switch out. Replacements lamps now are less than $150..
    That is what I currently have, the only complaint I have is that you cannot do a spilt screen with anything that is hooked via HDMI cables. You have to use either a S cable or RCA cables.

    Other than that, the picture is great and you should be able to get at least 7+ years our of it, suggest you use the slow power up to conserve the bulbs etc.



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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by cjb1978 View Post
    That is what I currently have, the only complaint I have is that you cannot do a spilt screen with anything that is hooked via HDMI cables. You have to use either a S cable or RCA cables.

    Other than that, the picture is great and you should be able to get at least 7+ years our of it, suggest you use the slow power up to conserve the bulbs etc.
    Mitsubishi WD60638 60 3D Ready Home Cinema DLP TV - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 3 HDMI at TigerDirect.com

    This is what I plan on getting.. It is 1080p.. And is 3D capable, although I don't give two craps about 3D. And the DLP TV's arent nearly as big as they used to be!



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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by RG25 View Post
    Mitsubishi WD60638 60 3D Ready Home Cinema DLP TV - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 3 HDMI at TigerDirect.com

    This is what I plan on getting.. It is 1080p.. And is 3D capable, although I don't give two craps about 3D. And the DLP TV's arent nearly as big as they used to be!
    You will like it, I have the 65" version. Just had to move it this past weekend and it weighs at most 40 lbs.



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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    So speaking of lamps, will replacing mine fix the dot? I'm a poor college student who doesn't really want to spend money to get a new TV when a lamp will fix it for around $100



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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by AlleyAddict View Post
    So it's not just the lamp? I guess I'm not really familiar with how a DLP TV works
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    It's the mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    I agree with Tube1.
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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    <whisper voice>

    It's the mirrors.

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    I always thought she should have been more in-depth



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    Re: DLP HDTV - I Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by AlleyAddict View Post
    I always thought she should have been more in-depth
    She's a get-to-the-point kind of gal. One I hope to find someday.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
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