The TV barely fit in my trunk, I had to put down the two back seats, and somehow manage to lift it in there. It is around 50-70 pounds, not too heavy, but considering that it is this monstrous mammoth of a machine, it was a bit harder than I was thinking.
I was on my way to my girlfriends at the time, and once I got there, we took it in and tried to turn it on... nothing... just blinking lights. Darn, oh well though right, it was free after all. I proceeded to look around the TV, and found an easy hole in the back to open, I then found a bulb inside of it, it is a projection TV after all. I couldn't see if the bulb was damaged or anything, but I figured it was just too old.
I thought about it for awhile, and had heard that the usual cause of this is the bulb being busted. I found the manual on-line, and in the section with the error light codes, it said that if all three lights flash once it turns off, then that means that the bulb needs to be looked at. I then, after awhile of searching, found a bulb for it on Amazon that was going for $39.88. I was reasonably sure that this would solve the issue, so I bought it, and waited.
It came in about 4 days earlier than expected, so in a very excited state, I replaced the old bulb with the new one, and I then put it in the TV. I was very happy to find out that it worked! I now have a working 50 inch TV! the next step, is to clean the mirror on the inside, its quite dirty.