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Projection TV is Dimming...Getting darker with every hour its on

I have a Panasonic projection TV PT-56HX40, I have had it for 6 years now, I allways knew that at some point I would have to get a replacement bulb/lamp for it. It started to dim about 3 days ago. With every hour that it is on it dims considerably more. I called a TV parts place and they tell me that my TV is not a Lamp TV but a 4 color bulb tv. My questions is: Could there be something elso wrong with my tv than the bulbs? If it where "a" bulb I would surely get a clear image from the other colors, right? If anybody has an insight to this problem, I woul apreciate it.

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Hi rouge. my name is mike wilson. i have a panasonic 50 in that has the same problem as you had on your tv. the screen got halfway dark today. did you ever get yours fixed, if so, would you mind telling me what the problem was? my problem is listed (by mistake as a 53 in) on 04/04/07. thanks in advance

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