How do I know if my DLP bulb needs replacing?
Problem: No sound, no picture, all three lights in the front (power, lamp, source) flashing with no particular pattern - just a steady on/off/on/off
Details: I had been watching television this morning for about five minutes. The picture disappeared, and the sound remained for about 10-15 seconds, and then it went away. I didn't hear any distinct sounds.
I opened up the back and didn't see anything obvious - no burns or signs of anything blowing up.
Question: Before I spend money on a new lamp, I'd like to know for sure that the lamp is actually the problem. Is there any dead giveaway that the lamp is the problem (other than the fact that there isn't any other problem and I can't get a picture.)