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RCA HD61LPW42 runs for an hour then pic goes out for a minute and comes back

About four weeks ago, I had the tv on for about 2 hours and suddenly the picture started having bright white flashes in it and then the fan died down and picture went to black (still had sound). I waited for about a minute and then the wound back up and picture came back on. Worked great for about 15 minutes and then did the same. Since then this is what it continues to do. If I turn it off before the pic goes out and leave it off for about ten minutes, I can view for about 30 minutes before it starts happening again. RCA tech said it was my bulb. I replaced it and it still does it. Please help!

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Sounds like another crappy color wheel issue, just like my samsung hln617w.

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