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How long does a lamp/bulb of a Toshiba DLP 46HM95 46 in last?

Hi. I'd bought this TV in 2005 and the bulb blew after 6 months. I called in and had it replaced. Then it blew again in 6 months; but before this second bulb blew, the color was little bit off on the "orange" color areas. Other colors are fine. Now, i just replaced a new bulb myself, but the orange color problem isn't solved. I'd posted this problem in the forum but they said the problem was the light engine. If it's a light engine problem, will this light engine blow my new bulb if i don't replace a new light engine and continue watching TV? Thanks for helping...

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  • Quyen Liu Aug 01, 2007

    The bulb is okay now, but the color is still off. Guess i will have to replace a new light engine. Any recommendations where i could get this light engine for a right price? thanks.

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Your bulb may be blowing because of airflow issues or power cycling issues, first does your outlet get switched off at any point in time? if so you may be killing the bulb before it cools, if you turn the set on/off alot and or restart it after off quickly this could lead to permature bulb failure, if the original lamp was not replaced with a proper lamp to match the ballast it could blow the bulb. If your tv is too near a heat vent or the airflow thru the set is not adequate it could blow the bulb.

Posted on Aug 01, 2007

  • les lake Aug 01, 2007

    P.S. the color sounds like bad color wheel in Light engine, or the DMD board.

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Toshiba is offering an extended warranty free on the product that does cover the bulb replacement.
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