Summary: Purchased new in 2006 for $3500 - 61" was the biggest you could get and this was worth the money. Still going strong on the original lamp. I received an extra-lamp under the warranty when it was having some momentary issues with a warning light but by the time they sent me the new lamp worth $200 it fixed itself and I still have the extra. Swivel stand works great and it was terrific in our home theater for years.
Summary: Gotta say this TV has held up longer than I expected. About 2-3 years ago I bought a new bulb at my dad's suggestion and changed it out (before necessary) and I saved the old one just in case this one goes out. I haven't had any service calls in the ~8 years we've had it. For those of you who need it - here's the link to the user's guide: [...
Summary: I bought my HD-ila brand new from Z-best electronics. I paid over 3k for it at the time. I know the downside to all DLP/LCOS tv's is the lamp burning out, however 6 years later, mine is still going strong. My tv averages at least 4 hours of use per day. I play many PS3 games on it and watch HD movies like crazy. The picture is outstanding. I want to upgrade to a 1080P tv, however this thing keeps kicking, and I honestly can't picture a tv looking better.
Summary: Seems like this is one of those items that the superstitious might not wish to give a favorable review, unless they first knock on wood. I think many people realize they can't give an accurate assessment until they've owned it for a good length of time. Although those that have problems will likely complain quite readily. Being the second owner of my now 4yr old TV, I can say it's served me rather well this last couple of years without any problems at all.
Summary: Great TV - I have had this tv for 4 years and have experienced no issues. Great picture for Blu Ray, HDTV and Playstation 3. I have averaged about 6 hours a day for the past 4 years and the original lamp is still going strong. My only wish would be that they installed additional HDMI inputs. Other than that, a beautiful tv and the best $3k I ever spent. I have been tempted to get a 1080p tv, but this one keeps going and I can't seem to give it up.
Summary: We have owned this TV for 9 months now and JVC repair man just left my house. When I bought this TV I asked the sales people and the JVC rep at the store how long the lamp would work for before it needs to be replaced. No one knew. So today when the repair man was here I asked why my lamp went out so soon. He told me that the life span of the lamp is around 2000 hrs. Thank goodness my Tv was in storage for 3 months. Or it would only last 6 months.
Summary: Lamp/fan unit on 52z585 broke after only 4 months. They (Brandsmart) service says i get 2 free replacements then I'm on my own. Buyer beware. Good picture but feeling nervous about long term reliability. Don't buy this TV. Next time, I'll buy a Sony.
Summary: I have been through 2 of these sets in 6 months.. the "lamp" keeps burning out. The entire unit was replaced by the retailer the first time (it lasted 3 months) The second unit has just went out(it lasted 3 months). How may times during The life of this tv will i have to have the repairman replace the lamp?? Thankfully i bought a extended service plan If you buy this tv make sure you do the same..
Summary: I have been through 3 of the HD61Z575 sets in the last 2 weeks. They all suffer from chromatic aberration: whenever there is a high-contrast object on the screen (e.g., white letters on a dark background, such as displayed using an on-screen guide) there is a one-pixel-wide stripe of green on one side of the object, and a one-pixel-wide stripe of magenta (reddish) on the other. Darth Vader has a halo when moving across a light background!!!