Hello my name is Anthony WelcomeThanks for the QuestionI may be a few minutes between each request for info thanks for your patience!
Where did you get the lamps from please and for what price?
I don't understand where from and what price I paid for the lamps have to do with the diagnosis of the problem.
Mwave.com about $40. I have purchased from them in the past with no problems.
As stated previously, I have purchased lamps from Mwave in the past that have worked perfectly at the lower price point. This is not to say that you are incorrect in labeling them inferior, I may have been lucky. In fact one of the 2 new ones just blew - d...n!
Assuming the ballast is damaged how do I verify that?
Okay Anthony, thanks for the prompt response and yes I accept your argument about the inferiority of the lamps. I will spring for the OEM lamps in hopes that the set is up and running upon installation. Additionally I will try and locate a ballast in the event that it too needs replacing. So far per your description I am good on the ballast. If I am not mistaken, Phillips is the manufacturer of the OEM lamps for this set.