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mitsubishi tv wd 73737 dull picture problem


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#1 OFFLINE   lburner30342@yahoo.com

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:40 PM

I have a mitsubishi tv wd 73737 dull picture problem
when i turn tv on it takes about 20-30 just to show a picture
the when it do show a picture it's very dull when it use to be very bright
does this mean my lamp dying or is it another problem?
some one plz help

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#2 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:23 PM

I have a mitsubishi tv wd 73737 dull picture problem
when i turn tv on it takes about 20-30 just to show a picture
the when it do show a picture it's very dull when it use to be very bright
does this mean my lamp dying or is it another problem?
some one plz help


How long have you had it? The lamps only last so many hours of use. If you watch alot then year the lamp probably needs replaced.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:32 PM

Mine looked dull for a while before the lamp went out. I ended up buying a new lamp online but since it took a day or two for it to arrive, I didn't have a main tv for that long. Which made me realize how much I use it everyday. Assuming you've had the tv for a long time, you might want to look for one now and have it for when it goes.

#4 OFFLINE   lburner30342@yahoo.com

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 06:37 AM

i've had the t.v for 3 years i replaced the lamp once 2 years ago
im just hoping it's the lamp and not anything else.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:17 AM

I can't say that I've heard of the lamps dimming. My experience has been that they go POOF! and stop working altogether. I had a Mits WS 52631 and replace the lamp 3 times in 5 years. Sure am glad they've come down in price. Eventually gave the TV to my son and family. Within a week, POOF! Lamp out. Bought a new one for them from a place called APEX online. It was only about $90 with a housing.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:43 PM

I can't say that I've heard of the lamps dimming. My experience has been that they go POOF! and stop working altogether. I had a Mits WS 52631 and replace the lamp 3 times in 5 years. Sure am glad they've come down in price. Eventually gave the TV to my son and family. Within a week, POOF! Lamp out. Bought a new one for them from a place called APEX online. It was only about $90 with a housing.


yeah I did some research and they say that the tell tell sign that your lamp about to go ( when it dim ) then I call mits. customer service an they informed me that was the problem so i order a new lamp so hopefully that all the problem is.
Thanks for the help though this form is great wish i'd found it sooner

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:09 PM

Where does one get these lamps, and how easy are they to replace? Figure I should be proactive and be ready when the time comes. I've had a Mits RPTV bought new in 2003 and have had no issues at all with the picture. I love it, have had the plexiglass off since the day I bought it so it's matte with no glare. Going to miss the lack of glare when I replace it. Speakers don't work(who cares I have a surround receiver), tv tuner doesn't work(who cares), aux inputs don't work(who cares)...but the bulb has lasted nine years, and I've watched a lot of tele in those nine years. Funny thing is I almost never used the things on it that stopped working.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

I can't say that I've heard of the lamps dimming. My experience has been that they go POOF! and stop working altogether. I had a Mits WS 52631 and replace the lamp 3 times in 5 years. Sure am glad they've come down in price. Eventually gave the TV to my son and family. Within a week, POOF! Lamp out. Bought a new one for them from a place called APEX online. It was only about $90 with a housing.


Thanks for that clue to a retailer. It's actually Apexlamps.com, btw...

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