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post #2911 of 2918 Old 01-21-2015, 04:29 AM
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Hi!

I bought this one after much searching. $129, the price is $15 less than when I ordered. Be sure to read the customer reviews...
I have 550 hours on this bulb and very pleased with my choice. Sick of $300 bulbs!!!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-
Thanks. I saw the same lamp sells for more than 240 usd by other sellers , is it the same lamp?
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Thanks. I saw the same lamp sells for more than 240 usd by other sellers , is it the same lamp?
That was the conclusion I came to but cannot confirm that. Good luck.
Also, the new bulb housing stunk pretty bad for two uses but no more smell after that.
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Just an update on my unit as I've sent it off for OOW repair.

I'm the original owner coming up on four years with 2725 hours on the original bulb. It's ceiling mounted and had been in ECO mode for most of that time until the cooling fan started making noise. Switching to normal mode took care of noise while in normal viewing (higher fan rpm) but I decided to have it looked at since the bulb is at a point where I'd like to swap with my spare.

I decided to send it to Mendtronix; after a solid week with them a faulty fan was confirmed. Parts price: $25 - with return shipping and labor (that's supposed to include cleaning, aligning, etc) it'll be $267. It's another week for the part plus a few days for the repair and then the return shipping before I'm back in business.

Figured this info might be of use to someone thinking about OOW repair.
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If you step away from your 8700UB for 10-20 minutes, do you blank the screen first using the Blank button on the remote?

I heard it was worse for the bulb to turn off the PJ than to just let it run while you step away for a few minutes. I'm wondering if blanking the PJ puts less stress on the bulb as well.

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Using the projector last week I noticed the image seemed unusually dim. I tried adjusting the brightness and contrast. I concluded it was the bulb beginning to dim with age. I tried to turn it on the following day and no picture. The red lamp on the unit was flashing. I probably had about 1,400 hours on the bulb. I purchased it used on Craigslist about 2 years ago. It had about 750 hours on it when I got it. I have always used it on high lamp mode.


I called Epson last Friday and I told the Epson rep what was going on and their rep said the lamp had burned out. The person I spoke with goes by the name Alvin. He said it was out of warranty and that they couldn't send me a replacement lamp and that new lamps are $299. I told them that the lamp was rated for 4,000 hours and it didn't even get half of that. He wasn't going to send me a replacement. After a few minutes of polite discussion with him about the problem, I told him I really appreciated his help in trying to help me. I then politely asked if there was another department or person that may be able to make an exception to the "out of warranty" rule. He immediately responded that he would speak to what I believe he said was the "Customer Relations Department?". After a few minutes on hold he came back on the line and said he had good news and that Epson would be shipping me a new lamp at no charge. Sweet! That's good customer service!
This happened to me on my 9700UB, I have an 8700 and 9700 and after my warranty went out Epson still honored the one free lamp. People, this is what I remind all of you to consider. Story's like this when considering going to other manufacturers. I am debating over the Sony 600es or the Epson LS1000 as my next projector. I have not made that decision yet but this is a good reminder as to what I would be leaving if I went with another.
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Terribly poor bulb life (8700): 1227 Hours only -- THX mode exclusively

epson wouldn't do anything for me despite my bulb burning out at 1227 hours and it was ONLY ever on THX mode (not nearly as high as the brighter modes).

bummed.

maybe i ought to upgrade to either the 5030 current model or the Sony?
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epson wouldn't do anything for me despite my bulb burning out at 1227 hours and it was ONLY ever on THX mode (not nearly as high as the brighter modes).

bummed.

maybe i ought to upgrade to either the 5030 current model or the Sony?


You were probably dealing with an oversees call center. Call back during business hours Pacific Time. Ask again. If they say no, ask if there is someone in Customer Relations in California that can help you. If they won't do that, see if they can get you a replacement bulb at a big discount.
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epson wouldn't do anything for me despite my bulb burning out at 1227 hours and it was ONLY ever on THX mode (not nearly as high as the brighter modes).

bummed.

maybe i ought to upgrade to either the 5030 current model or the Sony?

I am so sorry to hear that Are you the original owner, bought new and filled out warranty information? I know that is one of the things they consider when offering one courtesy free lamb. I thought about upgrading to the 5030 because it is a much brighter projector(don’t care for 3D) and has slightly better super resolution algorithms. I saw no real increase in contras ratio tho they clam it is better. But the extra brightness comes at a cost of being a much louder projector than the 8700. I really want 4K but I decided to wait for a cheaper 4k projector because the LS10000 is just too expensive. This is why I started to look at and consider the Sony’s again.

From my experiences the Sony’s have better CR but not as good blacks when compared to the Epson’s. The Sony’s have a smooth look and the Epson’s are sharper but tend to be more artifacty. Frame interpolation is terrible on the Sony’s. I never turn interpolation all the way up only a little. On the Epson’s under lower settings I see no soap opera effect. On the Sony’s there is flicker and all kinds of weird stuff visible. And lastly, customer service, and I think you know were I stand on that.
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