I was told the same thing at CEDIA about the new lamps and that they should last 4,000 hours. They are from a different manufacturer and I was also told that they have been tested by JVC and the problems are solved. I also forgot to report that JVC was using the old glasses when I tested Sammy's adventure with 3D. They only had a few pairs of the new glasses available. Even with the old glasses I observed less ghosting. We will have to see if things are really improved when the new models come out.