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Burning out lamps on my 65inch dlp

Spent over $400 in less than 10 days!!!!!!! my warranty expired in sept 08

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I have 65" Mits. lamp lasted about 2+ years and burned out. bought new on internet, that lasted about 5 months and went. Got free replacement and that lasted about 4 months. No more free replacements ...

Bought new from different source and it burned out in a week.

Note: These were ALL OSRAM original lamps from reputable suppliers.

They sent a new one but also cautioned about cleaning the "filter" on the lamp housing. NOT the large screens on either side, but the small rectangular one (about 3/4" x 2"). I did this with a shop vac pulling and pushing from every angle and it was really clogged almost solid. No way air was going across the bulb to cool it.

THIS IS CRUCIAL and I feel is the keys to the kingdom! I did this and voila - no more "plastic smell" when installing the new lamp and everything's great!

I feel that Mits should be held accountable for this for not recommending the lamp housing be cleaned periodically (maybe yearly). I really feel if this were done with my original one it would have last a lot longer.

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Extend the warranty, wait a couple of weeks and have the manufacturer sort the problem for you

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