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How do I know if I need a new lamp?

I measured 14 ftL in Cinema1 LOW lamp on a 96" ST130 which seemed plenty bright to me. On high lamp is was over 22 ftL. This was at max throw (1.0 zoom).

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How do I know if I need a new lamp?
Either when the picture is getting too dim for your taste or when lamp hours are approaching lamp life specification - for security reasons. 14 ftL is plenty bright for me.
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How do I know if I need a new lamp?

I measured 14 ftL in Cinema1 LOW lamp on a 96" ST130 which seemed plenty bright to me. On high lamp is was over 22 ftL. This was at max throw (1.0 zoom).

That seems plenty bright to me too. When you drop below 12 foot lamberts in high lamp, or the picture is dimmer in even high lamp than you like, or the projector tells you to change the lamp, then it's time to put a new one in.

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^^ thanks guys. That's what I thought too but the unit is saying please replace the bulb and there are 2000 hrs on the clock. Dealer included a new bulb so I'm going to change it now. Wish me luck... I hope it doesn't get too much brighter!

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EDIT: yikes! With the fresh lamp I am now getting 17 ftL in low and 29 ftL in high, and this is with white level calibrated!

I was getting a flicker in low lamp which is now gone. The old lamp also had a strange blue shift that was difficult to calibrate out without causing a red background, now it calibrates real nice biggrin.gif

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FYI I've been using mine in High lamp, and it starting flickering occasionally around 1900 hours, then it went away.
The projector then started showing the warning after 2000 hours, although the lamp was still fine, unless I switched to Low mode, and it would then flicker again.
Then after 2100 the lamp started flickering in High mode, and that's when I changed it.
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Hi, I am in a kind of dilemma. I just purchased a BenQ W1300 (1150$) but found after my purchase that someone was selling a VW95 at a reasonable price (2500$) which is just inside my budget. So I am still able to return the BenQ, but the thing is that I have already purchased screen material for a DIY fixed screen (grey material, so low gain) because of the BenQs average black levels.

Since the VW95 have a low lumen output and much better black levels, I guess I would need to purchase a new screen material again? I am afraid that the low lumen will be a problem.

Should I keep the BenQ W1300 or buy the used VW95 (400 hours)?

I am upgrading from an Optoma HD70 (1280x720, 2006 model) so I guess both will be a super big upgrade for me.


My screen will be 90-90".
Room measurements (H:2m,L:5m,W:2,6m)


**red area will be covered by black fabric, so will have good light control, but not perfect. Window is totally blackout out when watching movies.

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The Sony will be great for your set up.
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I find it very bright even after calibration.

Low lamp, picture contrast 81, 96" ST 130 screen: 17 ftL.

On high lamp it is too bright (at night).

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