I am in the position to get good deals on any sort of TV, but especailly LCD/DLP RPTV (I'm in the industry) In general, I have heard the lamps last about 3,000 hours. Does not seem like very long. However, this is for my bedroom and I don't use it a lot. So I did some 3rd grade math. For me, lets figure: 2 hours a day, 5 days a week. 10 hours a week 520 hours a year So could a lamp actually last me 5+ years!!!??? There would only be one on/off cycle per day, and the TV would be on for an hour or two. So very easy use. Is it possible with easy use, I could get 4, 5,000 hours out of a lamp? Just thinking what I want to do.