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post #2521 of 2532 Old 02-01-2016, 03:20 PM
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I really don't like the mount I've got right now and have been considering a Chief. Current mount wobbles and I want something more solid + with the current mount, I'll have to take the PJ down for filter maintenance. If I got the RPA020, can I just mount it to a drop pipe already affixed to the ceiling or am I missing something? Thanks.
I upgraded to Chief. BAss at reference is no issue. Insanely built mounts... I could hang from it!
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As long as the pipe you have is 1-1/2" NPT and at least 4 rows of threads. Be sure the pipe is firmly mounted so it doesn't add to any play/motion.

Here is from the manual:
Installing to 1-1/2" Threaded Extension Column
1. Install 1-1/2" NPT or NPSM following ANSI/ASME B1.20.1
(Schedule 40, 0.154" minimum thickness aluminum - ASTM
B221) threaded extension column (not included) into
threaded collar until tight, with a minimum of four threads
engaged.
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So yesterday I finally put in the email for my lamp coupon, and today they confirmed my order, albeit warning of the backorder with no expected availability.

Then 2 minutes ago I got an email that my lamp had shipped (with tracking number).

I guess I'm just extra lucky??
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So yesterday I finally put in the email for my lamp coupon, and today they confirmed my order, albeit warning of the backorder with no expected availability.

Then 2 minutes ago I got an email that my lamp had shipped (with tracking number).

I guess I'm just extra lucky??
Nicely done! Go play the lotto!!
Placed my order in November. Just got the same shipping confirmation email. FINALLY!
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Sent voucher info mid-December, just got shipping info today.
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Sent voucher info mid-December, just got shipping info today.
No such luck for me yet. I submitted mine in early December and still waiting for my shipping confirmation.
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No such luck for me yet. I submitted mine in early December and still waiting for my shipping confirmation.
I submitted mine today so hopefully I'll get it in 2-3 months.
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I have about 1900 hrs on my lamp, and definitely the last few months.
Ugh.. so did we figure out if I just need a new lamp? less than 2K hours.. I run it 70% high lamp 30% of the time in eco mode.

Also, where's the best place to buy a high quality replacement for a reasonable price?

I replaced this about 11 months ago. So is this projector a 2K hour lamp projector?
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Are there any child size 3D glasses for this projector? Have a friend with a 6yr old kid who can't wear the normal size glasses.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Lamp failure after 1800 hrs - Sony: 'you're SOL'

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I have about 1900 hrs on my lamp, and definitely the last few months.
Ugh.. so did we figure out if I just need a new lamp? less than 2K hours.. I run it 70% high lamp 30% of the time in eco mode.

Also, where's the best place to buy a high quality replacement for a reasonable price?

I replaced this about 11 months ago. So is this projector a 2K hour lamp projector?
Well, I just had to use my replacement lamp because it was beginning to flicker all the time, whether it was Low or High lamp mode.

By the way, I almost always used mine in LOW lamp mode for the first 1600 hrs. After the flickering started I could 'cure' it with a few minutes of running it on High. But that eventually didn't work anymore.

I thought these lamps were quoted at 5000 hrs?

I called Sony's warranty service who said that's normal, the lamps DON'T last 5000 hrs and it's considered an accessory not covered by warranty.

But if I wished, I could send an email to complain.

Couple this with the diminishing contrast issue = the last Sony product for me EVER.
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Dude, it's a light bulb... Some last longer than others. They all use mostly Philips or osram. The next lamp say an osram could last 5000 hrs and never fail just get dim as hell. My last two osram both went over 6k...never blew or flickered, the one before than went out with 2k on it.

So you hate Sony because the lamp went out early... The lamp hour rating is based on dimness and usability based on that... It's not a guarantee of lamp life... This is something long time projector owners quickly come to understand. Kinda like those lights in your house some burn out much earlier than others..of course these are much higher quality so usually they get too dim to be useful before they quit.

Bottom line... Welcome to projectors... Unless you go laser it's the way it is.
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Dude, it's a light bulb... Some last longer than others. They all use mostly Philips or osram. The next lamp say an osram could last 5000 hrs and never fail just get dim as hell. My last two osram both went over 6k...never blew or flickered, the one before than went out with 2k on it.

So you hate Sony because the lamp went out early... The lamp hour rating is based on dimness and usability based on that... It's not a guarantee of lamp life... This is something long time projector owners quickly come to understand. Kinda like those lights in your house some burn out much earlier than others..of course these are much higher quality so usually they get too dim to be useful before they quit.

Bottom line... Welcome to projectors... Unless you go laser it's the way it is.
Speaking of lamps, where's a good place to buy replacements?

Looky here!
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