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Hi, anyone now how much the glass ( perplex) would costs to replace in the RT-44NZ21RB Rear Projection?

Service centre guy came out yesterday and his office did not have it on computer and had to get back to me.

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Hello

I believe from what I have read I may have been one of the lucky ones. I generally had no problems with the TV until a couple of months ago. The bulb/lamp lasted approximately 6500 hours which is much better than what appears to be the norm.

However once I started looking at replacing the bulb I was shocked to find out the eventual replacement costs most of the time were upward of $700.

Whoever has had a bulb / lamp problem, do not fear. If you can get your hands on a bulb/lamp from a supplier it is extremely easy to replace. It took me no more than 15 minutes to access and replace the bulb.

I was also lucky enough to purchase the bulb/lamp for $250 from an Ebay supplier (joma756). He was very easy to deal with and I received the item very promptly.

$250 for bulb/lamp replacement is definitely much better than $700+.

Please email me if you need any information.

Regards

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Sorry to bring up this post again. But i was just googling to find a replacement bulb for this TV. Both myself and my brother have this TV and my brother just had to get a replacement bulb for his. It was up to 5500hrs when it went. Mine is only up to 2500 so I hope to atleast get to the same hours, although according to what I have read, it should last 8000hrs!!!!

Anyway, it cost him $460 installed by a technican down here in Kiama.

It got me thinking that I should have a bulb on standby to install myself.

If anyone is interested I came across this on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-LG-DLP-REAR-PRO...1QQcmdZViewItem

I know this isn't for this TV but he does mention that you can contact him for other models, and it would be quite a saving if it's the same price.

Anyway, thought it might help.

BTW, neither of us have ever had a problem with the TV until now.

Cheers

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Hi all, sorry to drag this thread from the archives - but I have a slight shadow about an inch wide down the right hand side when in widescreen, and I was curious if anyone else has experienced this.

Is it always caused by light tunnel failure, or could it be as simple as a dirty lamp.

On the subject of lamps, does anyone have updated info on where to score them for this model, and how long are people getting from them? I've got 2000 hours up so far, and have heard some bad stories.

Might be time to go plasma - the Panasonic TH-42PX70A looks very tasty in black, and I got a quote for $2340 yesterday!

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Hi all, sorry to drag this thread from the archives - but I have a slight shadow about an inch wide down the right hand side when in widescreen, and I was curious if anyone else has experienced this.

Is it always caused by light tunnel failure, or could it be as simple as a dirty lamp.

On the subject of lamps, does anyone have updated info on where to score them for this model, and how long are people getting from them? I've got 2000 hours up so far, and have heard some bad stories.

Might be time to go plasma - the Panasonic TH-42PX70A looks very tasty in black, and I got a quote for $2340 yesterday!

Its the light tunnel :blink: Exactly what happened to me. The lamp wouldn't get that dirty & if it did it would probably only dim the brightness. If its under warranty they should be able to fix it on site (they glued ours back on!). After the TV kept turning itself off & then wouldn't turn on again EVER we managed to get LG to exchange for the newer 50" model. This TV is now with my parents & I got a Sony LCD!

Good luck

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Cheers Emma,

The machine is 3 years old and well out of warranty, but i'll still give LG a go if and when it dies.

Should have gone for the extended warranty, i'll know better next time.

It's been an excellent set up till now, but all the bad feedback i've heard about while researching this makes me think it will only be a matter of time before the big kaput :-(

By the way, wish I was in Perth this morning, it's -5 here at the moment!! (Armidale NSW)

Hope you have a great day!

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And most dvd players will allow upscaled 720p/1080i outputs on this connector

cheers laurie

Hi there, i live in Australia and i have got a LG 111cm RT-44NZ21RB, it has recently started to develop red discoloration on the right hand side of the screen (slight red shadow). The rest of the tv is fine and you can still see the picture. Just wondering what this is and why it is doing it? Also can it be fixed by myself or do i have to take it to a repair man and if so what kind of cost am i looking at. Is this a major problem?

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Cheers Emma,

The machine is 3 years old and well out of warranty, but i'll still give LG a go if and when it dies.

Should have gone for the extended warranty, i'll know better next time.

It's been an excellent set up till now, but all the bad feedback i've heard about while researching this makes me think it will only be a matter of time before the big kaput :-(

By the way, wish I was in Perth this morning, it's -5 here at the moment!! (Armidale NSW)

Hope you have a great day!

Hi there, i live in Australia and i have got a LG 111cm RT-44NZ21RB, it has recently started to develop red discoloration on the right hand side of the screen (slight red shadow). The rest of the tv is fine and you can still see the picture. Just wondering what this is and why it is doing it? Also can it be fixed by myself or do i have to take it to a repair man and if so what kind of cost am i looking at? Is this a major problem?

Thanks

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Sorry to resurrect this thread but my piece of junk LG RT44 DLP TV is driving me insane again.

It keeps shutting down after watching it for a while. Sometimes it can goes for days without a problem and suddenly the screen goes black but the sound is still working and then a few seconds later it shuts down. Other times on start-up it will make a squealing sound that goes through different pitches and then it will either settle down and the picture will come on, or it will just go back into standby. I can't afford a new TV and this piece of junk cost me $5000 about 5 years ago so I figure I want to get as much life out of it as possible. It has been playing up for about a year now, but now it's getting worse, heaps worse! The lamp has 4900 hours on it. Help???

Steph

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Mine has just died after only 4 1/2 years.

It has gone through 3 globes in that time.

3 months ago mine did the same as you are experiencing.

I took it to a repairer and they replaced the ballast board at a cost of $700.

It worked for about 2 weeks then it started turning itself off again.

After the third attempt at repairing this (replacing new ballast board each time) they have finally given up.

They are trying to get me some money back from LG but I am not holding my breath.

I WILL NOT BE RECOMMENDING OR BUYING ANY LG PRODUCTS AGAIN. $5000 for a TV that only lasted under 5 years

Good Luck

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So yours makes the squealing sound too?

I've only ever had the one globe as I don't watch that much TV I guess (1000 hours/year, that's like 20hr/week) That is a lot of TV!

I would never touch another LG product as they are obviously criminals selling this type of poor quality stuff. I would never touch anything out of Korea again. I also have a LG PVR that has been trouble as well. LG should be banned from selling goods in Australia.

I'm not sure whether to try and get it fixed or call LG and give them a piece of my mind. For $700 I could buy another TV on eBay. There's no way I am going to throw good money after bad.

Steph's old LG DLP TV... coming to a footpath near you and in need of a new home.

I see these on eBay regularly with these words in the description "Not working, but just needs a new globe" LOL

Steph

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Actually, after extensive reading of other owner's woes, I have come to the opinion that LG has run out of replacement boards that the colour-wheel is located on. It seems that is what the squealing sound is as they have an air bearing that I suspect either wears or gets blocked up with dust. So without any of these boards it seems they claim it is the lamp or ballast as that is the only spares they have left. This is just a suspicion, but I have read where they got to the stage that they were just providing replacement sets of another model to solve the problem. I'm going to call them tomorrow and sound them out. There should have been a mass recall on these sets. The people at LG are obviously low-life theives that have no honour when it comes to ripping off Australians. I hate Korean products, they're like the new 'China' of manufacturing junk. One of my friends is over here from China, and he told me that it's common knowledge in China that LG products are unreliable and poorly manufactured.

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How did your call to LG go.

Were they of any help to you?

They should change the title of this thread to ( New RPTV looks as good as Plasma when it works)

Nah, I haven't yet, all talk and no action is my motto :lol:

But seriously, I have a hatred for all product made in Korea that will never go away. I see a Hyundai when I'm driving down the road and I want to run it off the road. LG is the worst manufacturer out there, and they are like blood-sucking parasites on the West. Obviously they have no pride at all, and worse than that, they are sleazy criminals peddling they faulty garbage to Australians. I will never buy an LG product again, and for that matter, anything manufactured in Korea.

I have been looking at a Sharp 52 inch LCD which are getting cheaper by the day.

Incidentally, my LG RPTV is working again. I put the contrast setting to 100% and the brightness and colour up high (not too high), which seems to have stopped it breaking down. I have no idea if this is what has made a difference, but it hasn't turned off in over a week. Interestingly, the last time it got really bad was when I backed off the contrast to 80%. Who knows??? It will probably stuff up again shortly. It does have the best picture I have ever seen, still better than anything I have seen to date. It's going to be hard not being able to enjoy that once I get rid of it.

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Hi Guys,

Has anyone purchased a lamp recently, just lost mine late friday afternoon (typical #!@#), it was easy enough to remove, but i'm really wondering if it's worth it anymore. Any ideas of recent prices???

Cheers.

Hi Pug,

Ordered lamp online from bigwarehouse.com.au for $265.00. Type in rt-44sz21rb (LG model number). Then you'll see 'Lamp Assy'. That included postage and insurance. Lamp received today and installed by my husband. He needed to change the plugs over from the old lamp to the new lamp. Thats a matter of unscrewing & rescrewing. TV works a charm.

Chrissy1

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Hi Pug,

Ordered lamp online from bigwarehouse.com.au for $265.00. Type in rt-44sz21rb (LG model number). Then you'll see 'Lamp Assy'. That included postage and insurance. Lamp received today and installed by my husband. He needed to change the plugs over from the old lamp to the new lamp. Thats a matter of unscrewing & rescrewing. TV works a charm.

Chrissy1

I would prefer to die than to buy anything from those robbers, I find the service and the prices a lot cheaper at W.E.S in Sydney and when there is a problem you can ring them not like the bigwarehouse that hide when they stuff up and you cant ring them and NEVER REPLY TO YOUR EMAILS!!!.

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Hi Pug,

Ordered lamp online from bigwarehouse.com.au for $265.00. Type in rt-44sz21rb (LG model number). Then you'll see 'Lamp Assy'. That included postage and insurance. Lamp received today and installed by my husband. He needed to change the plugs over from the old lamp to the new lamp. Thats a matter of unscrewing & rescrewing. TV works a charm.

Chrissy1

I too ordered a new lamp from bigwarehouse.com.au. It arrived without any fuss. I installed the new lamp and TV is up and running again. Just remember not to touch the glass of the lamp, as your fingers will leave a trace of oil and cause a hot spot when lamp heats up. Lamp will then crack. After replacement go to main menu and reset the lamp hours back to zero. I only got 2,900 hours! To get to main menu hold the menu button on remote and the menu button on the TV at same time. Hold remote near TV when you do this and it may take a few attempts. Once in main menu, work your way down the menu to get to the stuff about the lamp. Then reset counter. Doing it yourself is much cheaper than calling a tech.

Hannah930

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