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Hello, Greetings from Hamilton Ohio. I have a 54 inch Hitachi rear projection television and I believe the bulb is getting ready to go because it takes about four or five minutes before the picture comes on. Once it does, the picture is normal. What does that sound like to you? One other thing...once the picture starts to come on it gets brighter for a split second and darker and so on for about three or four seconds and then the picture gets better very quickly. Any help you can provide is really appreciated. Thanks, TCD

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Hello
And greetings from York PA!
Ok I have read what you were saying about your TV and after much consideration I dont think its the bulb because a bulb does not get better as it warms up! (most bulbs that are bad get worse as the TV warms up!) But capaciters do act this way when they go bad (stable when they warm up!) so I would have to say the control circut has one or more bad capiciters on it and will need replaced!
I hope this helps greatly!
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