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#1 of 11 Todd_Petersen

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Posted November 04 2008 - 12:05 AM

I have a mitsubishi dlp wd-57332 TV.

recently i noticed that the picture is so washed out i dont even like watching it. Everything has slight halos around it. The blacks seem grey because they are being washed out from the whites around them. No matter what i do with the brightness and contrast nothing helps. Basically everthing has a glow to it.

What is the problem with it. Its not even 2years old.

#2 of 11 Ed Moxley

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Posted November 04 2008 - 01:43 AM

I'm certainly not an authority on this, but maybe the bulb needs replacing?
I'm thinking if the bulb is losing it's brightness, it would give a washed out look. There are others here that are more capable to answer this though. Maybe one of them will chime in soon............
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#3 of 11 Todd_Petersen

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Posted November 04 2008 - 02:17 AM

I just bought a new bulb 3 months ago. The picture can go very bright but it's just so washed.

#4 of 11 Gregg Loewen

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Posted November 04 2008 - 07:14 AM

you need to clean it.
The front screen can come off. Then dust down the mirror and the lense. I am not sure if this model has 2 sets of mirrors or not....if so...then also dust down the 2nd mirror (which faces up and catches a huge amount of dust.

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#5 of 11 Gregg Loewen

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Posted November 04 2008 - 07:14 AM

With a Mits, I will do this as a part of a standard calibration service.

Feel free to email me if interested.

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#6 of 11 Doug_H

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Posted November 04 2008 - 09:08 AM

I agree with the cleaning and I also suspect you need to recalibrate badly. If you are not comfortable doing yourself it is well worth the $$$ to have it professionally done. The difference even on a brand new display is amazing.
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#7 of 11 Todd_Petersen

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Posted November 04 2008 - 09:53 AM

Ill email you about the cleaning or MITS.

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I agree with the cleaning and I also suspect you need to recalibrate badly. If you are not comfortable doing yourself it is well worth the $$$ to have it professionally done. The difference even on a brand new display is amazing.


How much do you think it would cost to have this paid to be done?

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#8 of 11 Todd_Petersen

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Posted November 05 2008 - 01:34 AM

what causes a 2yr old TV to need calibration and a cleaning so fast?

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Posted November 05 2008 - 06:24 AM

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what causes a 2yr old TV to need calibration and a cleaning so fast?
Simply using it does. Considering the amount of money you pay for these tvs a calibration and yearly maintenance is well worth it. Like with a car, regularly changing the oil and yearly maintenance at the dealer/mechanic helps through it's life. The same can be said for calibration of tvs. And yes, I know it's cheaper to change oil in a car than pay for a proffessional calibration. I'm just sayin'.
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#10 of 11 Gregg Loewen

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Posted November 06 2008 - 12:40 AM

All displays need calibration to perform accurately. They are originally setup to be sold on a show room floor, not be be accurate / colorful / not hard on the eyes in a living room / theater environment.

The Mits dlp displays (historically) are very poorly sealed and let in a lot of dust, hence the need for regular (at least annual) cleaning.

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#11 of 11 Todd_Petersen

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Posted November 07 2008 - 02:54 PM

well we talked on the phone and after telling him about the TV he thinks i may have a bogus lamp.





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