It has been about 8 years since I have been on this forum. I used to be in here all day and night dreaming of the BIG SCREEN. When I finally pulled the trigger I bought the Dell 2200MP. It was absolute crap compared to todays projectors, but at the time, for the money, my 92" screen was AWESOME! I am not a cheapskate but I had hoped to wait out the projector and replace it when the bulb finally went. But here is something strange and I know you will all tell me I am lying, but it is our daily use projecotr and has about 10,000 hours on the first bulb which was only supposed to last for 2000 - 2500 hours. And it is still going strong. I am astonished by this! But, the reason I came here today is because I am going to be making a dedicated HT in the basement and I am going to start another thread asking some questions about the Optoma HD33 and room size................ 8 years, 10,000 hours and no issues makes me think Dell might be the way to go again, but they do not have anything at the Optoma HD33 price point worth looking at. 10,000!!!!