Great Idea. I will add mine soon once I get the build date of the back of TV.
One suggestion, in your first post maybe link to the post that shows how to determine the hours, this way people who don't know will be more inclined to post and then include this info.
Short version below (Full version
1. With the set OFF, grab your remote and enter the following within 1 sec of the previous button:
2. DISPLAY - 5 - VOLUME DOWN - TV POWER
3. You'll see a screen overlay. Last 5 digits on the bottom right is the bulb hours.
4. Hit POWER again to EXIT this mode and shut off the set.
Is this thread for LCD, RP, FP? If so you might want folks to specify this. While it could be determined by model, it would be easier just to have this compiled here.
Also it would be great if folks could list the replacement bulbs they used - brand (osram, philips), online site purchase from, hours on tv that replacement occurred, and any issues with bulb. This way we can also see from this tally what the best bulbs are as I know a batch coming from somewhere is having flickering issues.
And since heat seems to play an issue, maybe Location and environment description.
USA, IL, 2 story home on lower level, AC kept low around 68, winters cold
USA, TX, 1 level home TV in basement, AC kept medium, basement always cool
USA, FL, 1 level home TV, AC kept around 75