Originally Posted by old corps
The 2 I tried were junk. The only positive thing I can say is that mwave actually answered their phone & refunded my $$$, no problem. They even sent me a prepaid UPS label for the 2nd one.
Installed Mwave lamp and now have 2000 hours on it. Getting rather dim so I put the OEM lamp back in that has 692 hours and oh my what a revelation. I had forgotten how fantastic the Pro 8100 is. Watching basketball was like being there. The motion was great with no pixels. Brightness, contrast snap was back. I was even considering replacing the Pro 8100 but after looking at the current crop I just do not see any of them at a reasonable price coming close to the performance.
I just ordered a lamp from www.projectorlampresource.com
that they claim is the same as the OEM bulb. Hope it fits better than the Mwave bulb. Thought I was not going to be able to remove it. I had to modify the housing when I installed it by filing off some of the plastic and even the metal rails that guide it into the projector. Will not be using any more Mwave bulbs.
The price from projector lamp resource is $188 with free shipping. Hope the price is an indication that it is a better lamp than the Mwave. Will let the group know how it works our.
I noticed in a post by Uncle Willie that a friend of his had a bulb from projector lamp resource. If you see this Uncle Willie, do you have any comments from this supplier and their lamps?