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DLP brightness

by billbourd / March 18, 2009 1:06 AM PDT

I purchased a DLP Mitsubishi model WD-52525 [$3799] in '04 from Sears along with a 5yr protection plan [$699]. When I compare my pictures brightness against a new DLP Mitsubishi model WD-60735 its like night and day. My set looks dim even at its brightest setting. I cannot find any specs in my manual for lumen output.
My question is are the newer sets simply brighter? Or, should I be calling Sears to use my repair policy.
Thanks in advance for any input.

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by delliot / March 20, 2009 1:11 AM PDT
In reply to: DLP brightness

Since you tv is over five years old, it may be time to buy a new bulb.
they do dim over time...

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DLP brightness
by billbourd / March 20, 2009 3:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Brightness

Yes, I have replaced the bulb 3 times already. Thank God I have the repair policy which covers the $300 bulbs. I spoke with a tech at Mitsubishi who said the TV I have should have the same brightness as the newer sets. Said the problem could possibly be corrected with a good cleaning by a service tech.

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