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PICTURE IS GETTING DARKER AND DARKER

PICTURE IS VERY DARK DO I CHANGE MY LAMP?


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Hi,
Without more information, assuming its a Halide lamp, and the viewing angle of the TV hasn't also got worse I would say yes and quickly, if the image has degraded badly the lamp is close to failure which could cause further damage.
Although only a guide as some lamps last longer than others you should always keep an eye on the lamp hour counter The manual should tell you how long to expect from a lamp.

Posted on May 25, 2008

  • blah123456 May 25, 2008

    Sorry, did forget the obvious, Its probably wise to check that no one has fiddled with the brightness and contrast controls especaly if the lamp timer is saying the bulb is young.

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