I think I forgot to mention that we finally had our DLP TV repaired last week. Yeah!
The service man had come for a visit the week before but discovered that his paperwork had our old RCA DLP TV listed so we had to get the company that we’d purchased the TV from to update their info with the service company so that the repair could be covered under warranty.
The service man listened to the TV when it was running and stated that it was the color wheel making all that noise – as I had thought. So off he went to wait for the paperwork to be updated and in the meantime he ordered the part that we needed.
A week later he and this grumpy older TV repair man showed up with the new color wheel.
I say the older repair guy was grumpy because he complained about everything. Our TV is in too dusty a spot apparently and he complained that there wasn’t enough light for him to work in and so on. Grrr … just repair the TV and go!
I was almost afraid to ask any questions. I did though … you see we have a really bad cable connection here. The TV company is working to update their system but they haven’t really gotten around to this area yet.
Our Internet is high speed cable as well and sometimes that goes out too! The repair men suggested we look into using a CAT6 cable as it cuts down on noise interference or something to that effect. Actually now that I think over our conversation I don’t know whether he meant we should use a Cat6 in our home or that the cable company should be using those types of cables.
Anyway to make a long story short our TV is now fixed. When I turned it on after they’d pretty much taken the whole TV apart to take out the tiny, yet noisy, color wheel the TV was just about silent.
The TV was noisy before that we had to keep raising the volume higher and higher. Now we can watch most TV shows with the volume level 5 to 10 levels lower than we had been before the repair.