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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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