This is a DLP color wheel:
This is a DLP color wheel on drugs:
And sadly, that’s a picture of mine. 😦
On the plus side, it was pretty easy for me to get to the part, so I’m going to order a new one and try the replacement myself. Professional TV repair costs way too much for my taste. Anyway, I would like to be more handy around the house, and starting with something I know (electronics) seems like a safe bet.
Update (5/19): Success! It wasn’t that much different than changing parts in my computer, which I’ve done for years, except this had the added stress of moving around delicate optics. Time to catch up on everything my DVR saved for me…