Toshiba DLP bulb question

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  1. Brad_Cox

    Brad_Cox Agent

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    I have a couple of questions about the Toshiba DLP sets. My Dad is considering the 72 DLP from Toshiba but I have worried him because I have heard from various forums that the bulbs go out about every 2 years and they cost a couple hundred bucks.Is this true?

    Also a salesmen told him that you only had to remove about 1 or 2 screws and it could easily be changed without calling out a service person. Is this true? If that is the case then I am pretty sure he would move forward with the purchase.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    Yes and yes.

    the bulb should be changed after light output drops by 30 %

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    Gregg
     
  3. Reginald Trent

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    How can you tell if the light output is down by 30%?
     
  4. John S

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    Gotta put a new lamp in ever so often, they are easy as pie to change. Well unless your lamp explodes which also happen, still user service-able though.


    So far I have not found one owner that has found this to be an issue though. If he or you think it will be, go with a more maint free display.
     
  5. Brad_Cox

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    Thank you all for the information. My Dad's main concern was having to get a service person every time this happened. As long as it is something you can do yourself it isnt much of an issue.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. John S

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    Easier than pie to change a projector lamp. [​IMG]
     

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