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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   wolveslaw

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Posted April 08 2014 - 12:09 PM

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 :)



#2 of 15 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted April 08 2014 - 03:12 PM

Bulb.

#3 of 15 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted April 08 2014 - 08:25 PM

I agree. That's a nice projector.

#4 of 15 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted April 09 2014 - 09:42 AM

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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#5 of 15 OFFLINE   ruben2235

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Posted May 06 2014 - 05:07 PM

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 of 15 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted May 07 2014 - 12:33 PM

 

[color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:'Merriweather Sans', sans-serif;background-color:rgb(242,242,242);]short throw lens, and has a great picture [/color]

 

All things being equal...the longer the throw distance, the sharper the picture.


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#7 of 15 OFFLINE   mark brown

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Posted May 07 2014 - 12:54 PM

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



#8 of 15 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted May 07 2014 - 01:10 PM

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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Posted May 07 2014 - 05:15 PM

ALL projectors should be run with an OEM bulb. Period. :)



#10 of 15 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted May 08 2014 - 06:57 AM

 

[color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:'Merriweather Sans', sans-serif;background-color:rgb(242,242,242);]ALL projectors should be run with an OEM bulb. Period.[/color]

 

Absolutely correct.

 

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Posted June 12 2014 - 10:16 PM

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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Posted June 12 2014 - 10:17 PM

1600 hours over four years.



#13 of 15 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted June 13 2014 - 07:16 AM

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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#14 of 15 OFFLINE   bigshot

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Posted June 13 2014 - 08:13 PM

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!



#15 of 15 OFFLINE   joecolelife

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Posted July 15 2014 - 12:00 AM

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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