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post #2911 of 2914 Old 01-21-2015, 05:29 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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