I know I’ve mentioned before that we have a large DLP television set. Well, approximately every two years or so you need to replace the light bulb in the TV.
Last summer our first light went out with little warning at all. Just poof and no more TV picture.
Now it seems that the light we currently have in the TV is failing. Yes it’s only be a bit more than a year since we bought the last one, but this light’s fan makes the worst humming and buzzing sound! We still have a picture and it looks good but the noise from the lights fan is just awful.
Lately it’s been sounding like we have a workshop in our living room when we first turn on the TV. It’s sort of a ringing, buzzing saw kind of sound. Then once the TV warms up the sound is quieter but still irritating.
I blame myself for the TV’s light beginning to fail so early. I stay up late at night because of my Crohn’s pain and I keep the TV on for company. So the poor TV is on for 12+ hours each day.
Considering that the light is so important to the TV they should be made to be kept on for extended periods of time but I guess they aren’t.
So Chris went to a special electronics supplier earlier today to pick up a new bulb for our TV. We’re waiting for the light to reach normal indoor temps before we put it in the TV … it was a long cool car ride.
At least the light was a little cheaper this time … only about $250. Last year it cost us closer to $400!
When we get a new TV we will not be getting another DLP. It has a great picture but there’s just too many problems. A TV should work well for at least 10 years without having to replace parts. Geesh!