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gcbrowni's Avatar gcbrowni 08:48 AM 11-03-2004
Yeah, i think it's time to start digging out my extended warrenty, I see a bulb replacement around Christmas/January.

I've seen lots of threads about premature bulb burnout, but none about "normal" burn out. Has anyone had a bulb go out at 6000 or 7000+?

Beaker1024's Avatar Beaker1024 08:58 AM 11-03-2004
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Originally posted by gcbrowni
I've seen lots of threads about premature bulb burnout, but none about "normal" burn out. Has anyone had a bulb go out at 6000 or 7000+?

Great question.... but if you left the set on 24/7 for a year (52 weeks) that is 8736 hours. When was this model first available? I am guessing Summer '03 or Spring '03. I got mine almost exactly a year ago (roughly this month).

Seeing that 12 hrs a day 7 days a week, 52 weeks = 4368 hours it is unlikely anyone has enough hours on their set / original bulb to have a "normal" burnout.

Just a guess that a daily average of 8 hrs is possible with weekends that's 2,912 hours per year. At that rate it'll be about 3.4 years to reach 10,000 hours or 2.75 years to reach 8,000 hours.
ceccacci's Avatar ceccacci 12:23 PM 11-04-2004
I've had mine about 13 months.

Total: 2437
Current: 2437
LON: 685
hibricc's Avatar hibricc 10:41 AM 11-10-2004
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Originally posted by hibricc
As of 8/23/04:

HRS 734
LON 628

Delivered 3/1/04. Bulb blew two days ago.

Tweeter tech came and swapped out the bulb yesterday... under warranty.

He mentioned that we should expect to see the price of these bulbs drop dramatically in the next year or two.
wjr's Avatar wjr 11:01 AM 11-10-2004
Which extended warranties cover bulb burnout?
GooglyBear's Avatar GooglyBear 11:46 AM 11-10-2004
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Originally posted by hibricc
He mentioned that we should expect to see the price of these bulbs drop dramatically in the next year or two.

Hopefully I myself expect the bulbs to drop around $100 or so within 1-2 years maybe just in time for when my set finally needs a new one

but so far so good, hmm... I think I'll go check the lamp hours when I get home tonight.. maybe
hibricc's Avatar hibricc 12:31 PM 11-10-2004
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Originally posted by wjr
Which extended warranties cover bulb burnout?

Well the manufacturer's warranty covers the bulb for a year from purchase. I can only speak to Tweeter's extended warranty, which seems to cover the bulb up to 4,000 hours - although my tech yesterday (who's probably reading this) implied that that number was, shall we say, "flexible".
snb3's Avatar snb3 04:07 PM 11-10-2004
Id like to chk but my bulb died about 2 wks ago. I've had it about 14 months. sears is supposed to come 11/15. thank goodness for the warranty.

It would be a good idea to "sticky" a source for replacement bulbs.
ceccacci's Avatar ceccacci 04:21 PM 11-10-2004
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Originally posted by snb3
It would be a good idea to "sticky" a source for replacement bulbs.

If anyone has found a source other than directly from Panasonic, I'd love to hear about it.
mossie's Avatar mossie 08:07 AM 11-14-2004
Delivered 5/04
875 hours
166 lon

And, I thought I watched way too much tv. Seeing other's numbers makes me feel better.
fociz's Avatar fociz 02:16 AM 11-15-2004
Question?..

Are there better bulbs to buy other than what came stock? What
IS the stock bulb in these mutha's?

Friend of mine has a gw3 and had the humming issue so he had a tech come out and replace it, he said the tech replaced his bulb with a higher rated bulb than what he had, hmm..watts? Brighter pic?

Anyhoo, any info on what uber bulb to get when this stock one goes bye bye?
Beaker1024's Avatar Beaker1024 08:07 AM 11-15-2004
There is a thread for the GW3 and they talked alot about the 2 different bulbs. The "uber" bulb was more expensive. I think another factor was the company that made the bulb not only the specs.

Somthing about a German company having really good bulbs.... Anyways it's been many months since I read that thread. Do a complete search and you should be able to bring it up. Good luck.

PS As far as I remember this was only a Sony GW thing.
mike_n03's Avatar mike_n03 08:30 PM 11-15-2004
Figured i'd chime in on this brought home on Aug. 13, 2004

LAMP OPERATION TIME
TOTAL : 4513h
CURRENT LAMP: 4513h
OSD DISPLAY : ON
LON COUNT : 623
NVboy's Avatar NVboy 11:10 PM 11-15-2004
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Originally posted by mike_n03
Figured i'd chime in on this brought home on Aug. 13, 2004

LAMP OPERATION TIME
TOTAL : 4513h
CURRENT LAMP: 4513h
OSD DISPLAY : ON
LON COUNT : 623

Did you buy this new? If so, you are going to go through lamps once a year.
gcbrowni's Avatar gcbrowni 04:36 AM 11-16-2004
Four months, 30 days a month , 24 hours a day is only about 2600 hours.

That's a floor model or returned set?
mike_n03's Avatar mike_n03 06:11 AM 11-16-2004
Yes your right I forgot to mention that it was a floor model.
59wayne's Avatar 59wayne 09:03 PM 11-26-2004
Well my set is 11 months and 2 days old and I've got 2300 hours with 805 on times. I figure I should get 2 more years or about 3 years to a bulb being very conservative. I wonder what the price of the bulbs will be then?
Brodequin's Avatar Brodequin 06:07 PM 11-27-2004
LAMP OPERATION TIME
TOTAL : 2589h
CURRENT LAMP: 2589h
OSD DISPLAY : ON
LON COUNT : 691

received set 9/03
Dallas_Jose's Avatar Dallas_Jose 04:13 AM 12-08-2004
Just a quick post
Total 4033 hours
NVboy's Avatar NVboy 12:47 PM 12-08-2004
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Originally posted by Dallas_Jose
Just a quick post
Total 4033 hours

Geez, when are you 2 going to be married?
tonyblunt's Avatar tonyblunt 06:07 PM 12-09-2004
5 months old:-

638 hours on the bulb
180 ons
NVboy's Avatar NVboy 08:43 AM 01-26-2005
Just started my 14th month.

637 hours
308 LON
island_runner's Avatar island_runner 09:54 PM 05-03-2005
2040 hours.....

Just bought from a private seller use.

Glad to see there are a few posts over 4000 hours.
Gai's Avatar Gai 03:45 AM 05-04-2005
PT-50LC-14

1159 Hrs
243 LON

Delivered 11/30/04


Cruiser's Avatar Cruiser 02:16 PM 06-19-2005
It's been a while, just figured I'd update my time here.

LAMP OPERATION TIME
TOTAL : 7112h
CURRENT LAMP: 7112h
OSD DISPLAY : ON
LON COUNT : 1590

I've had it since the end of August 2003. Rough estimates put the usage at 10.75 hours a day. I'll have to say we are still extremely pleased with the set.
NVboy's Avatar NVboy 09:46 AM 06-20-2005
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Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post

It's been a while, just figured I'd update my time here.

LAMP OPERATION TIME
TOTAL : 7112h
CURRENT LAMP: 7112h
OSD DISPLAY : ON
LON COUNT : 1590

I've had it since the end of August 2003. Rough estimates put the usage at 10.75 hours a day. I'll have to say we are still extremely pleased with the set.

Is that with the original lamp?
Cruiser's Avatar Cruiser 09:48 AM 06-20-2005
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Originally Posted by NVboy View Post

Is that with the original lamp?

Yes.
lowspeed's Avatar lowspeed 10:01 AM 06-20-2005
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Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post

Yes.


Thats great ! i hope i have such luck
NVboy's Avatar NVboy 10:11 AM 06-20-2005
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Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post

Yes.

Fantastic! I'd say you are easily #1 in terms of longevity for a Panny LCD. It's nice to hear good lamp news for a change.
gregftlaud's Avatar gregftlaud 10:14 AM 07-31-2005
i know this is probably a stupid question but my lamp went out today can i still check how many hours without the lamp. i'm just curious how long it lasted?
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