I have a Panasonic rear-projection HDTV (model unknown). Lately, the picture has gradually been getting darker and darker. In night scenes the action is virtually invisible; it's all black. Daylight scenes are dark, too. Manipulation of the picture and contrast and brightness of the TV makes little to no difference.
Is this a sign of the projection bulb burning out? I thought when that goes, it was a sudden failure. Or, is there something wrong with the set, which needs to be seen by a serviceman? (The set is about 4-5 years old.) Or, is it time for a new TV? (I secretly hope it is the latter; I would like to upgrade, and need an excuse.)
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Sounds like a projection bulb burning out. Could also be just dust on it.
Is the TV equipped with an Ecosensor? If it does could be a problem with the sensor.
I would call the service man and see how much it'll cost to fix. It could be something simple but it may be an expensive repair. If it's really expensive I would simply get a new TV. No point investing money in an old TV set if buying a new one isn't that far from the repair price.
A better answer was found on Yahoo answers, suggesting calling a repair person and asking for a quote, and telling me how to order a replacement bulb on the internet.
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