New Projector or just the bulb

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  1. wolveslaw

    wolveslaw New User

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    Hey Guys,I am new to the forum, but I thought I would ask for your advise. my lamp went out on my Mitubishi HC 4000. the replacement is a good chunk of change. The projector is over 2 and half years old, wondering if i should just buy a new one or just buy a new bulb. Wondering if i could fine one better in the 1000 dollan range.Thanks for your advise :)
     
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    Bulb.
     
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    I agree. That's a nice projector.
     
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    If it's only about 2 years old, I'd also recommend just a bulb.

    I'm having the same bulb vs. upgrade debate about my projector, but it's over 7 yrs old.
     
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    If you decide to get a new projector Try the Benq 1080st projector, it's a full 1080p projector and has a short throw lens, and has a great picture
     
  6. Gregg Loewen

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    All things being equal...the longer the throw distance, the sharper the picture.
     
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    My Sony Projection system used to have a wonderful and bright picture. Lately it has looked dark and i cannot bring it up when calibrating. Could the problem be aftermarket H-200 bulb? What should one look for in replacing the lamp if you don't want to drop $300-$400 for the Sony? Thanks
     
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    JVC and Sony should only be run with an OEM bulb. Period. Just like DLP should always be run with a French bulb(especially when French is OEM).
     
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    ALL projectors should be run with an OEM bulb. Period. :)
     
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    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    Absolutely correct.

    Penny wise, pound foolish.
     
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    The other day, my projector (Epson 7500UB) came up dark with very dull colors. I boosted the brightness and it didn't help. Just last week it was fine. Do bulb problems show up all at once like that?
     
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    1600 hours over four years.
     
  13. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie
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    When I used to work projection in a multiplex, the bulbs would vary. Some would get dimmer over time, and others would just fritz out all of a sudden. Given that both types are xenon, I suspect the same is true of HT projector bulbs.
     
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    I replaced the bulb today. I was dreading it, but it was super easy. The best part is the projector is like new again! WOW! The colors!
     
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    the new trend for projector is US DLP LED projector. It is using DLP Led that can play 20000+ hours. For general use, it can support 10 years. I just bought and it is very light weight.
     

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