TV Projectors

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Herb N., Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Herb N.

    Herb N. Auditioning

    Aug 3, 2004
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    Hi folks! I'm a new comer here. This is my first question.
    I got a Sanyo PLC-700M LCD Projector whose lamp is on its
    last leg (Lamp Part # 610-259-5291) A new lamp cost over
    $600. There is no way I'm going to pay that. Is there any
    way a modification can be made to install a different lamp?
    The lamp assembly looks quite simple to me. A lamp in a
    ceramic socket placed inside a concave mirror housed in a
    metal box. I gather when you buy a new unit you get the
    whole assembly rathere than just the bulb alone. Rather
    a waste I would say. Has anybody ever tried a mod. on
    this? I would like to hear from some techies. I'm a
    techie myself. (I have the service manual for this unit)
    Thanks in advance.
    Herb N.
  2. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Jan 16, 1998
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    Neil Joseph
    You could always try to find a suitable "bulb" and then replace the unit within the housing. I remember this cam up a while back. A member wanted to use a halogen bulb inside his projector. Assuming one bright enough could be found, one would have to design the assmebly keeping in mind that the heat could make the bulb explode inside your projector, causing much more damage.

    Basically, you have to find a bulb with the same exact characteristics/specs.

    Rather than spend cdn$600 for a bulb on an older projector like yours, I would personally rather spend money on a new projector like the Infocus 4805 for cdn$1500. I know the budger is slightly blown in that case but you would be getitng a new bulb and a much better projector in one shot.

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