Back in 2006 I bought a Sony 50″ rear projection TV. I’d always wanted an HD television and the Colts were going to the Super Bowl, so this was the perfect excuse. Of course I would have loved getting a plasma, but the prices were way to high for me. The rear projection was priced pretty well (I can only imagine the type of TV I could buy today for the same price) and it was less that half the depth of my 46″ tube TV.
For the past five years, it has served us well, but earlier this year the warning started appearing on the screen letting us know that he bulb was dying. For the past three or four months I’ve ignored the warning. However, the other day I noticed a darker stripe across the top of the screen. Not a good sign.
Today I’m biting the bullet and buying a replacement bulb, which also includes the housing for the bulb. I’m told this is the easiest way to replace the bulb and I’m all about easy. In a couple days, I’ll let you know how it goes. Maybe I’ll also tie this event into a life lesson such as how we need a bulb replacement to let our light shine brighter… or something cheesy (but true) like that.