Question about Optoma RD50 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

1 Answer

Optoma RD50 Picture Flashing ghost images

Replaced Bulb about 2 months ago thinking it was bad as it has 8000 hours on it and it was telling us it needed replaced. It was doing this flashing then to. So now 2 months later it has started to do it again. I can tuen it off for awhile and then back on and it is fine. It almost looks like and out of convergence bright white xray flash on the screen. Don't know how else to describe it. One more note. We replaced bulb but not complete board assy. Help!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers
Re: Optoma RD50 Picture Flashing ghost images

Hello! Just a little additional info if you will on what might to expect. This is according to the repairman where my tv is still in the shop after almost 2 wks because of the need for parts: other than the lamp the only place to get other parts (ballast and color wheel) is from Optoma and if yu need the color wheel you will have to purchase the entire assembly ($999.99) because they do not sell it separately. If anyone knows differently please let me know for I am between a rock (not really) and a hard place.

Posted on May 14, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a optoma rd65 when on it makes a loud humming noise

You most likely have a failing color wheel. This is a known problem in the RD65. If you search on EBay for an RD50 color wheel it is the same one that goes in the RD65. They are roughly $150 depending on who you purchase from. They can be user replaced if you are handy with tools. The bearings wear out and this causes the humming you are hearing. Optoma RD50 color wheel replacement AVS Home Theater Discussions And...

Sep 23, 2014 | Optoma RD65 65" Rear Projection HDTV

1 Answer

TV turns on, hear sound but no picture. Bulb isn't coming on. TV goes off after about 2-3 minutes. Bulb was just replaced 5 months ago.

Need the model number of the set and also if any lights on the TV come on or blink when the picture goes out or not.

Feb 09, 2013 | Projection Televisions

1 Answer

Calibrations for optima rd50

sorry but I cannot help you, this site is undergoing a restructure--send an email to attention to SCOTT.

I hope you get the answer you need.

Regards, SD TECH

Oct 20, 2011 | Optoma RD50 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

1 Answer

I replaced the bulb in this tv a year and half ago, and the tv just went out and will not come on. Could it need another bulb/lamp?

Yes, bulb life varies from bulb to bulb and how many times it is turned on and off. Do you get any flashing codes? In your manual you should find something on a bulb life indicator, some flash on the front of the set others are in the menu, look and see what it says there. If your getting any flashing codes on your indicator light let me know what they are as well

Jan 29, 2011 | Optoma RD50 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

2 Answers

Sony KDF50E2000 lcd tv has burned out it's second bulb. Replacement bulb was OSRAM brand. It only lasted 10 months, now it won't come on. Should I be looking at the ballast or did I just get a poor...

Hi,Osram lamps average around 3000-4000 hrs.Normally 1 -1 1/2 yr.I do think the lamp went out.The ballast is a possibility,when it's going bad it will make clicking noises or attempts to light the bulb.I recommend to get the Original Philips lamp for they average 6000-8000 hrs 3-4 yrs.

Mar 25, 2010 | Sony KDF-50E2000 50" HDTV

1 Answer

Optoma RD50 TV which shuts down on #1 fan failure

This could be a variant of, or a newer (or older) version of the "DMD fan failure" message.

Symptoms I had are, I stop hearing a fan when the message is displayed.
Then the temp LED keeps flashing RED until I either try to turn the TV on again,
Or turn MAIN power off/on again. BUT it repeats when I try to turn the TV on.
The picture appears normal until this happens ( about 15 sec.)

The solution is to FORCE a normal shutdown by hitting the TV off button
before the message appears.
You should see the power LED flashing RED/GREEN (cool down) and then RED (standby).

Apr 20, 2009 | Optoma RD50 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

1 Answer

My Optoma HDTV Model RD50 needs replacement of its internal lamp. Which model lamp is the correct one and how much does the lamp cost? Regards - Lee

Call Optoma technical support listed on the optomatv website. They will ask for the set serial number. Based on the serial number, they will tell you which replacement lamp is the correct model for your TV. (I found this out after ordering the wrong replacement lamp based simply on the model number of my TV and finding that it did not fit.)

Jan 11, 2009 | Optoma RD50 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

1 Answer

Ghost images!

I had the same problem, reset the lamp hours by pressing 'menu, 619 , menu" and browsing until I found the setting, but then I also saw an option to test the lamp.  The TV shut off when I tried this and 2 red lights indicating a new lamp is needed came on instead.  It's probably the ballast and not the lamp, but I don't know that I want to put any more money into this set.  I have only had it 2 years.

Apr 26, 2008 | Optoma RD50 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

1 Answer

Lamp light on picture off

You might try unplugging the set for maybe 20 mins. to see if that might help in resetting the internals. Good luck!

Mar 25, 2008 | Optoma RD50 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

3 Answers

After lamp replacement

Sounds like the plug is not making a good connection needs to be seated better.

Dec 10, 2007 | Optoma RD65 65" Rear Projection HDTV

Not finding what you are looking for?
Optoma RD50 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television Logo

179 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Optoma Projection Televisions Experts

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2267 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1187 Answers


Level 3 Expert

56961 Answers

Are you an Optoma Projection Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides