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Sony 350ES 4k projector - How long can I get away with ignoring the Bulb replace sign

My 350 just started showing the replace bulb message when I turn it on. How long can I get away with not replacing it before things may start to degrade?
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:27 PM
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My 350 just started showing the replace bulb message when I turn it on. How long can I get away with not replacing it before things may start to degrade?
Interested to know how many hours you have on the unit? High, low lamp time etc...

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You can go until either the lamp gets too dim or until the lamp completely dies. If you go until the lamp dies, then you better hope that it is a peaceful death and not an exploding one. A lamp exploding in your projector may not damage the projector, but it could.

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Interested to know how many hours you have on the unit? High, low lamp time etc...
Maybe 3,000 hours. Is this what I need for replacement?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ltra_high.html
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Maybe 3,000 hours. Is this what I need for replacement?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ltra_high.html
Yes that is the lamp. We have them in stock.

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Maybe 3,000 hours. Is this what I need for replacement?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ltra_high.html
I would call Mike at AVS. If there are issues with a bad bulb, you have the peace of mind that AVS will stand behind the purchase and make it a low hassle resolution. Plus, I would imagine they will offer an attractive price.

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I would call Mike at AVS. If there are issues with a bad bulb, you have the peace of mind that AVS will stand behind the purchase and make it a low hassle resolution. Plus, I would imagine they will offer an attractive price.
I didn't purchase from AVS. :[
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I didn't purchase from AVS. :[
That does not have anything to do with buying a lamp.

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That does not have anything to do with buying a lamp.
I will certainly give you a call near the first of next month. Praying to the Projection Deities that the 350ES holds out until I next get paid. Just wanted to say also this community has been super with tech support and help on my projector and other products as well. Awesome community.

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I've been using the same bulb on my Panasonic AE-3000 since the Iran-Contral scandal in 86'.
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^ lol wow

Mine started to flicker today. Doesn't look to good for the future of my bulb.
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Scratch that, she finally died today. The picture flickered a lot for a moment and then the image went black. Unplugged it and let it sit for a bit, turned it back on and power flowed, but no picture ever came up. RIP. Will have to buy a new bulb (hopefully that is all it needs) very soon.
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Scratch that, she finally died today. The picture flickered a lot for a moment and then the image went black. Unplugged it and let it sit for a bit, turned it back on and power flowed, but no picture ever came up. RIP. Will have to buy a new bulb (hopefully that is all it needs) very soon.
You told Javs about 3000 hours, was that on high lamp mode _ you didn't say ?
They must be driven pretty hard to only get 3000 hours _ even in high lamp mode, I would expect at least 5000.
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You told Javs about 3000 hours, was that on high lamp mode _ you didn't say ?
They must be driven pretty hard to only get 3000 hours _ even in high lamp mode, I would expect at least 5000.
Yep, High mode (said in another thread, may have forgot to post that here). It get's used quite a lot for business meetings and also my own personal use. Will have to buy that replacement bulb asap, just hoping that the bulb replacement is the only thing that is wrong with it. It started flickering a little a few days ago but went away. Then just this morning started flickering hardcore for about 5 seconds and then went to black. Never came back on :[

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