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Problems with brightness on the hitachi 50v810

How can the picture be brightened on the 50v810?

The picture on the tv is unusually dark even when the brightness is 100% When brightened up the picture becomes washed out looking. I have had the set for about 3 years. Would age on the projection lamp cause a decrease in picture brightness?

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Re: problems with brightness on the hitachi 50v810

Yes, they dim as they age, and you've done well to get 3 years out of one.
Projection TV makers charge an arm and a leg for their replacement lamps. They make it easy to do but as a result the custom lamp assy is expensive. The trick is to just buy the bulb for your model TV from any number of us aftermarket sources at a fraction of the lamp price and install it in the old lamp yourself. really easy.

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