04-16-2012 05:42 PM
Anybody got any ideas what these white spots are? I've had this 65" TV for about 4 years and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Unfortunately, it's been a major pain in the A** as I've replaced the bulb in it about 4 times now. Most recently just a few weeks ago. I think I got a lemon when I bought this but BEST BUY was not much help.
Anyway, about 4 days ago I saw a little white dot. Then a few hours later...I saw another one. It's 4 days later and now I'm up to about 11 dots - and it's increasing every day.
This is a Toshiba 65" DLP, model # 65HM167
I'm hoping that this is a user/fixable situation because I'm not sure that I want to spend one more dollar on this TV. It's been nothing but a headache ever since I brought it home. Now, 4 years later...it's still giving me headaches
Anybody had experience with these white dots before???
04-20-2012 10:40 AM
I have the same thing only worse
Here is a link to another post with more participants.
As of this morning this is what my tv looks like. The dots started to appear in December. The tv is 3.5 years old. Either I make more money or stop watching tv =)
11-14-2012 10:53 AM
Yeah I was getting the same problem, turns out it was the DLP chip and once it goes bad, THERE IS NO TURNING BACK so to speak. So you'll have to replace it and all that jazz, fortunately there's a ton of tutorials if you don't want to spend 200+ on getting a tech alone and the part is pretty cheap. (Cheapest I could find at least) http://www.shopjimmy.com/samsung-mitsubishi-toshib
I actually had to replace the DMD or formatter board, whatever it's called as well to completely fix the TV which was only like 15 bucks (luckily). Hope this helps!
11-08-2014 02:13 PM
We have two of these 65 inch TV's . The lamp burned out on one of them and we bought a lamp replacement online, and when it came in they sent the wrong plug on the unit. So still not fixed. The other one is covered in white dots. From trying to investigate through the web to find a solution to my two big problems it seems that Toshiba is not doing anything about anyones problems with their products to fix them. So like all of the other folks on here, I will be buiying two new TV's , but defintily won't be Toshiba brand. Dis appointed
05-16-2016 04:41 PM
I have started getting white dots on the right side of the screen of my 65HM167 - DLP TV. I have replaced the bulb 3x. I really like the TV but have had some serious issues with it.
I owned another rear projection 42" tv from Sony. 4-5 years after I bought it a white/blue bleed appeared in the corners and also some dots. Iwas also out of warranty. Apparently the light engine color gels failed due to excessive heat on a bunch of these "flagship" televisions.. Sony had me remove the serial # tag and sent it to them along with a picture of the problem. A couple weeks later I was offered a free Sony Bravia TV which I still have. Although I was dissapointed that the TV failled I was very satisfied with their response and attention to Customer Loyalty.
I bought this Toshiba DLP because I had purchased a 35" tube TV prior to this one and loved it. I consider Toshiba to be a top tier provider of consumer electronics and have always recommeded their products to others. I am an IT manager and electronics hobbyist. I like the TV but am surprised that they have not acknowledged the issue with so many complaints regarding the same exact issues...white dots and bulbs blowing. I hope to see some acknowledgement by Toshiba of what seems to be an inherent defect in this model.
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