Sharp Projector Bulb Replacement

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  1. Paul::F

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    Question: I am looking for a replacement bulb for my SharpVision XV-ZW99U projector. The manual says "take it to a Sharp Service Center". No part number or anything.

    I did a quick Yahoo search and the only site that came up had a price of $342! So the questions are:

    1. Is that price about what I can expect?
    2. Where is a good place to buy a replacement bulb?
    3. Do I really need a service center or is bulb replacement a simple matter I can do myself?


    Boy if the bulbs are almost 400 samoleans it may be time to start looking at an upgraded projector considering I think they start around $1700! My current projector is only 400 lumens! Thats almost a dollar a lumen for the bulb!
     
  2. Jimi C

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    I have a sharpvision projector (xv-s55u) and the manual for mine says the same thing, "take it to a service center", and at least with my projector it is entirely not necessary. My bulb can easily be removed, its only held in place by 3 screws, and then it easily slides out.
    I am in the same boat as you though.. for $800 i could get a brand new infocus x1 and it would blow my projector out of the water. I plan on buying a new one as soon as my bulb goes.
     
  3. Paul::F

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    So that price is legit? $350 for a bulb?

    Are the bulbs for the newer generation projectors as expensive as that?
     
  4. Jimi C

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    I would do a quick ebay search, Ive actually seen bulbs for my projector go for under $100 a few times, but from a dealer new, $300 seems to be in the price range for most projector bulbs.
     
  5. Leo Kerr

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    Yes, sorry to say, projector lamps are expensive...

    ...but the results are soo good!

    Leo Kerr
     
  6. DaveNel

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    Before you buy the bulb, You may wanna check Ebay. Sometimes you can get lucky and find a Bulb at a great price.
     
  7. DaveNel

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    Also these bulbs are new [​IMG] Just make sure you read the Ad
    from top to bottom when you go to buy one and look at the feedback from the seller so you arent frauded [​IMG]
     

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