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by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Satellite and Cable Boxes
Topic: Samsung DLP Signal Input Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 26480

Re: Samsung DLP Signal Input Problem

Have you tried hooking the directtv box up to another TV in the house? that might further help solve your problem as it could be the box, the video board, or the cables at this point. Swap cables too where you can and try to eliminate as many possibilities as possible.
by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLT5076SA/XAA Keeps Shutting off!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: HLT5076SA/XAA Keeps Shutting off!!!!

Sounds like you did the right thing. You can actually see if the ballast is bad by looking at the capacitors. Expose the plastic caps and you can see if those bad boys are going bad. They'll look bulgey. The other thing it can be with a slight possibility is the actually power supply itself. With ou...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Satellite and Cable Boxes
Topic: samsung won't get cable
Replies: 3
Views: 6796

Re: samsung won't get cable

So you're not using a cable box?

Do you have 2 cable boxes? Maybe it's the cable box. If it says weak signal, it tells me that it might be your cable provider or something to do with the box and not the TV.
by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"
Replies: 27
Views: 17338

Re: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"

It actually almost looks like the lamp isn't seated properly. Have you taken it out of them enclosure? You might need a newer designed enclosure. Check to see if anything is melted in the lamp housing. It doesn't really look like a light tunnel but I could be wrong. I'm going to keep asking around. ...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLS5065WX/XAA Red in dark areas of image
Replies: 8
Views: 3829

Re: Samsung HLS5065WX/XAA Red in dark areas of image

oh man, that does look like a DMD/light engine failure. You'll have to replace the light engine in this instance because replace a DMD board costs almost as much as a light engine. If you get a tech out there, they can probably do it for you for $100, but you've also got to pay for the $300-400 ligh...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Technical Specs
Topic: samsung dlp problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Re: samsung dlp problem

It's not a multi-colored lamp. It's one lamp. The humming is coming from the color wheel.


This is how it works:
Power Supply > ballast > Lamp > color wheel > light engine > picture
by Eddie
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"
Replies: 27
Views: 17338

Re: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"

Okay, here's the picture Moose just emailed me. Let's see if we can solve this for him.
by Eddie
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi Discussion
Topic: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"
Replies: 27
Views: 17338

Re: Mitsubishi DLP WD-57733 57"

Sounds like a light tunnel to me, but I'm not sure. can you post a picture of it?
by Eddie
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLS5065WX/XAA Red in dark areas of image
Replies: 8
Views: 3829

Re: Samsung HLS5065WX/XAA Red in dark areas of image

I'm not really sure if I know what the cause is. The only things I can think of that cause this defect is a video board or light engine. If you have a photo of the picture you're getting (try to take one with the flash off), we can probably find someone who knows for sure what's wrong.
by Eddie
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Humming sound, Weird Colors, Color Wheel?
Replies: 19
Views: 13581

Re: HELP! HELP! HELP!

Humming sounds can be the ballast or color wheel. When did you replace the lamp?
by Eddie
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: all for $100
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

Re: all for $100

That's pretty cheap. Anyone willing to take his set off his hands?
by Eddie
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Philips LCOS Discussion
Topic: philips dlp issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1912

Re: philips dlp issue

There are a few possibilities, but I'll go with the obvious first... The lamp. If you've had that lamp for a very long time, without replacing said lamp, than that may be your first option in troubleshooting, since you're going to need a new one anyway. TV lamps and bulbs of 2-3 years old should hav...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Remote Controls
Topic: Remote RCVZ01/6150BC0-R
Replies: 1
Views: 2232

Re: Remote RCVZ01/6150BC0-R

I'm having trouble finding it myself!
by Eddie
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Suggest New Topics
Replies: 4
Views: 3741

Suggest New Topics

This forum is meant to evolve. Please provide feedback on how we can grow and help you out!
by Eddie
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Spam!
Replies: 1
Views: 3382

Spam!

Lots of it here. So I updated the site and pruned some users. If your account is locked. Please PM or email me and I'll activate it for you!
by Eddie
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: DVR
Topic: Scientific Atlanta
Replies: 2
Views: 4738

Scientific Atlanta

I'm the guy here that seems to solve problems, but I have a problem with a DVR that has been driving me nuts. SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA. What the hell are these things good for, except paperweights? Seriously, I've gone through a half dozen of these boxes and they always mess up. BTW I have Cox Cable. I he...
by Eddie
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Color Blobs
Topic: Blue circle in my Sony grand WEGA
Replies: 2
Views: 2266

Re: Blue circle in my Sony grand WEGA

No. Its your light engine.
by Eddie
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: LCD Televisions
Topic: Sony Model # KP51HW40
Replies: 2
Views: 2747

Re: Sony Model # KP51HW40

Yes, you guys might have the same problem but at different ends of the spectrum. One is getting too bright and washed out, while the other is too dark. Could be a voltage inverter? I don't know enough, but I'm looking into it.
by Eddie
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: LCD Televisions
Topic: Sony KDL-46XBR5 LCD
Replies: 2
Views: 3861

Re: Sony KDL-46XBR5 LCD

You don't have a color wheel in your television set. You have an LCD television and it most likely has something to do with the back lighting module. Let me do a bit more research on it. The pictures are really helpful!
by Eddie
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Bad Ballast??or something worse????
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

Re: Bad Ballast??or something worse????

Sorry it took so long to approve this post.

Sounds like a bad ballast or power supply. Definitely check to see which part smells burned. That will give you an indicator on what is going bad.
by Eddie
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: tv works fine for 30 seconds, then poof, 3 lights?
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: tv works fine for 30 seconds, then poof, 3 lights?

Sorry it took so long to approve this post. I can think of two things: Ballast or Power Supply. A loud crack? Can you elaborate on that? It sounds like a lamp issue, but if you are confident it is not the lamp, then it could be the ballast or power supply. You can check to see if the capacitors are ...
by Eddie
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Sony PlayStation 3
Topic: Problem with PS3 six axis controller
Replies: 4
Views: 4553

Re: Problem with PS3 six axis controller

It seems to work sometimes and someone told me it's the bluetooth antenna, have you guys heard that before?
by Eddie
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Sony PlayStation 3
Topic: error 80710092
Replies: 3
Views: 2193

Re: error 80710092

No problem. Did you see my other post regarding the controller?
by Eddie
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Sony PlayStation 3
Topic: Problem with PS3 six axis controller
Replies: 4
Views: 4553

Re: Problem with PS3 six axis controller

I found this posted on another site: I just fixed mine. The controller itself needs to be reset. There is a reset button on the back of the controller, above the top right hand corner of the square with all on the information and barcode. Press it with a sharp tipped object while still connected to ...
by Eddie
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Stuck color wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 1790

Re: Stuck color wheel

The best thing to do is replace the color wheel. If it's getting stuck, you can't shave, tighten or loosen anything to save the wheel. It may already be bad, or worn the thing out. This is, of course, there's something isn't physically stuck in the way of the color wheel. Replacing the entire wheel ...
by Eddie
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLM437W noise
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Re: HLM437W noise

Well, upon power up, both units ramp on. A lower humming could be magnetostriction of a component on the power supply, or the ballast.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Greeting
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself!
Replies: 43
Views: 36096

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself!

We're glad to have people from all over the world!
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Philips LCOS Discussion
Topic: tv not working
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

Re: tv not working

need. more. info.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: All About Lamps
Topic: using a generic lamp in my dlp?
Replies: 11
Views: 11676

Re: using a generic lamp in my dlp?

You've got to be careful for those warranty techs. This isn't a slight to techs out there, but some techs will grab whatever lamp that will work. A Sony TV should not use a 100w lamp. It needs 120w P22h typically. And if you check with Philips, those run 100/120w. You can check the date code on the ...
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLP5063WX/XAA- NO PICTURE ON WARM RESTART
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Re: Samsung HLP5063WX/XAA- NO PICTURE ON WARM RESTART

That sounds like a lamp issue to me. Did you try the lamp?
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: DLP, LCD Projection, and other RPTV
Topic: Green Hue
Replies: 4
Views: 2191

Re: Green Hue

Green hue could be caused by a bad color wheel, but I'd check your component and composite cables first. Could also be whatever device you're connected it to, or an analog video board. Got a picture?
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: RCA 'isues'
Replies: 1
Views: 1692

Re: RCA 'isues'

It's not glue. It's in all spent bulbs usually when they blow though. It could be a variety of things from the coating they use in the reflector, to the ceramic in the post, or from the manufacturing process itself. I don't know what it is either.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: All About Lamps
Topic: Lamps for Barco RPTV - Help
Replies: 2
Views: 4363

Re: Lamps for Barco RPTV - Help

I'm sure you can get it from DM. It sounds like a parabolic E23 lamp 1.3mm arc gap. They used a lot of those lamps for video walls. Your lamp was manufactured in 206.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Color Blobs
Topic: Sony 60" DLP HDTV
Replies: 3
Views: 3240

Re: Sony 60" DLP HDTV

I've moved this to the correct topic.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical Specs
Topic: Lamp replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: Lamp replacement

If you already have a new lamp, then I'd wait till it goes out or becomes painfully slow to light up... or it becomes too intermittent to manage watching a few hours and have it shut down on you. The lamp light is usually a suggestion that the lamp has been there for X amount of hours. Doesn't hurt ...
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Samsung HLP5674W
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: Samsung HLP5674W

I've moved this topic.

Most likely a color wheel problem. The wheel is probably not spinning correctly there for blurring flesh tones and making it appear blurry on picture. You'd really need to take a photo of it though or video to show us.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: Picture Not Centered
Replies: 3
Views: 1895

Re: Picture Not Centered

Sounds like a light tunnel. It's like a tubular tunnel that the light travels through with mirrors lined inside. If the glue some how wears out or if the unit is jarred, it could possibly knock a mirror loose, so you'll get a sort of shadow on the screen. What's worse is that as the glue wears out m...
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: New Lamp Doesn't Turn On? Try This!
Replies: 75
Views: 90882

Re: New Lamp Doesn't Turn On? Try This!

This might be a silly question, but did you check your component or composite cables to make sure those are plugged in properly at both the input and output? We were having color problems on my in-law's TV set and I immediately thought it was the color wheel, or something like that. Turns out the ca...
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLN567W DLP TV
Replies: 8
Views: 2440

Re: HLN567W DLP TV

If it's too costly, I'd say just not to use it. Component is way better anyway! Plus if you have a receive, you can plug everything into that if you still have the need for analog inputs like composite or coaxial.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HL-s5065
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Re: HL-s5065

Could be the ballast!
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: 24 hours a day, how long??
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Re: 24 hours a day, how long??

First instinct is the lamp, but if you've already replaced it it could be the ballast. If you look around the forums, it's always the same story.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: RCA Discussion
Topic: Need some help with 5 blinking lights
Replies: 40
Views: 22726

Re: Need some help with 5 blinking lights

Oh wow, the pins were bent?

If the screen isn't centered, it's usually something to do with moving it around. If it is centered and there are black bars, usually fuzzy bars, that means the light tunnel could have collapsed. You're having all sorts of problems with this thing!
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: LG/Zenith Discussion
Topic: Bad power board ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Re: Bad power board ?

How do you mean it's flashing? And what kind of noise is it?
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: HLN507W1X/XAA not working
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: HLN507W1X/XAA not working

Sounds like a color wheel. They go bad and make a loud whirring and humming noise. Get a new one at DM. They're relatively inexpensive and take a few hours to install.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: Service Menu - Options
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Re: Service Menu - Options

I think they are special settings to configure the brightness of your television maybe. Can you post a picture?
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Remote Controls
Topic: DM Remotes
Replies: 1
Views: 8306

DM Remotes

The guys at DM pretty much put me up to making a topic about their remotes. Apparently they have those too, and it's a hidden secret. So if you have the need, check out their selection of television remotes. Discount-Merchant.com, they're more than just lamps! That should be their new slogan.
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: iPad
Topic: The Ultimate iPad Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 11618

The Ultimate iPad Thread

Well, it's out. It's like an overgrown iPod Touch. Everyone is complaining, and the thing isn't even in stores yet. I think it looks pretty cool, but I do think that it's completely watered down, and on the expensive side as far as devices go. It's no PC killer, and it's no netbook killer. It's some...
by Eddie
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Apple TV
Topic: Anyone with Apple TV experience?
Replies: 1
Views: 18630

Anyone with Apple TV experience?

Is it worth it to get an Apple TV device? There are so many other kinds of devices already, and I already have a Mac, would I even need this contraption?
by Eddie
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: hl67a750 vertical band down side of screen
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: hl67a750 horizontal band down side of screen

Can you post a picture? I'd like to have one for the site. We get this question often, but no pics.. also never for LED DLPs!
by Eddie
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Samsung Discussion
Topic: hl67a750 vertical band down side of screen
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: hl67a750 horizontal band down side of screen

Sounds like a light tunnel.

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