There are lots of options, and with the prices of flat-panels today, the repair (depending on the actual diagnosis) may or may not be a comparable amount.
Without diagnosing or having an estimate, it's hard to say. I'll let other forum members jump in.
I have a 46-inch Samsung DLP that's six years old. The sharpness of the picture has faded in the past year, which I figure was a signal to replace the bulb. Never did that, but now it has a high-pitched whirrrring sound that, according to what I've read on the web, indicates a faulty color wheel.
By the time I spend a few hundred on parts, and then whatever it would cost for labor, is it worth having this repaired? Or should I bite the bullet and buy something new (and then, what would you recommend)?
Thanks for your help.