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Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Lake Havasu, AZ
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At 1800 hrs and in preparation for the upcoming fight I finally got around to changing my bulb. I used the Osram bulb and followed the method I posted the links to on pg 1.
Pretty straight forward. Since my pj is inverted, I put the bulb in with 'top' pointing up, which is the opposite of how they come factory. That also enabled me to simply cut and crimp the existing wires without extending. Sweet. The part that took the longest was trimming the 2 screws short enough to not hit the bulb. Other than that no issues.
At first I wasn't wow'd as I thought I'd be, but after a couple hrs of different materials I'm used to, I was all smiles. The biggest difference I'd say are the colors. They really pop now. The contrast is noticably better now, maybe because of the more vivid colors(?).
I'm a huge fan of The Strain. It's shot or edited using those yellowish type filters that Hollywood uses a lot, right? Like Swordfish was. Usually a lot of those scenes were pretty dark with my old bulb. Now they're still darkish but better detail and contrast. I'm totally happy with the Osram. Zero issues with shading or shift.
My Home Theater is a work in progress.