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FixYourDLP is a blog about DLP projectors, RPTVs and flat screen TVs (including LED and plasma). It’s run by TV and projector experts as well as home theater enthusiasts.

We started this site back in 2005 to to help consumers make the right choices and educate people about DLP technology. Projection TV technologies was new and no one really knew what they were gettingĀ  into. Like the industry itself, our website grew fast.

We’ve helped countless people fix their own televisions as well as their projectors without spending a ton of money and we’re still doing it today. You can read helpful how-to blogs for replacing both projector lamps or RPTV lamps, watch our DIY videos, learn how to set up your home theater or how to buy a gaming projectors and more. Download a manual or join our forum to get expert help with your problems and contribute to a growing community of do-it-yourself individuals! Visit our contribute page to leave us your comments.

We’re officially sponsored by Discount-Merchant.com, one of the industry leaders in original television parts and authentic projector and TV lamps. They’re an authorized Philips dealer, so you know you’ll get the best prices, customer service, and genuine products. There are over 100,000 satisfied customers that have purchased from Discount-Merchant.com, including us!

Enjoy everything this blog as to offer and be sure to drop us a line.

Thanks for visiting!

9 comments on “About Us
  1. avatar Shelagh McNally says:

    Hi Woody,
    We haven’t done a blog for Samsung yet. They never had problems before. But check out this post from AVS Forum. It shows you how to replace the DMD chip which is the cause of those white dots. Good luck and let us know how things go. The DMD chip is the same for all these types of TVS so check out Discount-Merchant.com to find at a reasonable price.
    http://www.avsforum.com/forum/63-rear-projection-units/1422407-samsung-dlp-model-hlt6176sx-xaa-white-dot-problem-fix-crash-course-dmd-chip-replacement.html

    • avatar def says:

      Careful here…there are different dLp chips required for different Sam, Mits and Tosh models. Resolution is the determining factor. Have your model number ready when speaking to the parts people.

  2. avatar def says:

    Yes. I just repaired my Sam 1080 RPDLP with the same Milky Way syndrome. It requires a new dLp chip. Check Youtube…there are several vids showing the repair in detail. It is simple and straightforward. I believe your model is 720P. The new chip is less than $100.00. I purchased my part from shopjimmy.com.

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Def,
      Discount-merchant.com also sells the chip at a reasonable price. Glad to hear you got your white death syndrome fixed!
      Cheers,
      Shelagh

  3. avatar Shelagh McNally says:

    Hi Def,
    We were waiting for you to reply to the email we sent you. But this is good enough as verification that you’re not a spammer. I let the forum administrator know and your account has been activated. We look forward to helping you out with your DLP problems.
    Cheers,
    Shelagh

  4. avatar Phil Gilmer says:

    I’ve been trying for about a month to register on the forum unsuccessfully…. Are you guys out of business due to hackers or what?
    UncleMart

    I did get my old Mitsu HC1500 working again anyway after bad (supposedly OEM) lamp melt down, replacing CW and bracket and realignment…..

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hey UncleMart,
      I went and asked our administrator of the forum to check your account. It’s active and he will be contacting you about the account.
      Sorry for the frustration.
      Cheers,
      Shelagh

  5. avatar Chase says:

    Hi I have a Optoma GT 1080 gaming projector. One day I turned on my projector and nothing. The light is blue which is what it always does but it makes no sound. I don’t think it is the bulb because there is no picture or light at all. It just sits there with nothing on the screen or sound. It does turn on though so there is power. I need help because I don’t want to pay ridiculous fees for an in home visit when I can buy the part and install it myself. I really appreciate any input!

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Chase,
      This simplest solution is the lamp. How old is it and have you ever replaced the lamp? Have you looked under lamp hours to see if it’s reached end of life? The projector won’t give off any light or sound if the lamp is approaching end of life. The other issue is it might be the color wheel or ballast. I would start off checking the lamp, replacing it and cleaning the air filters. This may solve the issue depending on how old the lamp is. If that doesn’t solve it then you will need to etese the ballast. I would recommend heading over to our forum where there are more experts who can help you pinpoint the problem. http://www.fixyourdlp.com/forum/
      Regards,
      Shelagh

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