Toshiba DLP: How do I know when the bulb needs to be replaced?

elMalloc

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My Toshiba DLP, the past few months, has erratically and more frequently displayed a very pink/fuzzy distorted picture. It will flicker a pink hue for 15 minutes straight, and all image sources will display a very noisy picture (TV, XBOX 360, HD-DVD, etc - HDMI or component, coax, etc!).

Does this mean my bulb needs to be replaced? What is it supposed to look like if hte bulb needs to be replaced?

I've had the set for over 2 years and I'm pretty sure I've gotten a LOT of time on it, probably 4 hours a day on average!

Thanks,
ELmO
 

Phil Iturralde

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The DLP Lamp would start dimming (think really dark even though your Brightness & Contrast control is @ MAX), then eventually 'pop'!

What you're describing does not sound like a Lamp issue, possibly the Tuner PCB. Call Toshiba Customer Service - probably needs servicing.

Phil
 

elMalloc

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Thanks. I hope it's not a lot to fix. If it is, I'm just going to buy a 1080p set...I guess...

Argh.
 

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