As I blogged yesterday, I had to get my Sony SXRD HDTV fixed because it caught the "yellow stain" bug.
I learned something interesting about the design of these particular HDTVs from the repair person.
There are two microswitches that the TV uses to detect that there is a lamp and that the lamp door has been properly closed.
Problem with the design is that both of these microswitches are very fragile and can be damaged pretty easily.
So keep this in mind when replacing the lamp on your SXRD set. Be very careful when taking the lamp door off, when taking out the old bulb and inserting the new one and when putting the lamp door back on.
Otherwise your $250 replacement of your SXRD lamp could turn out to be a bit more expensive.