Figured I would throw this topic out and get your perspective on it.
I'm thinking Bulb replacements on PJ's is a way to bring in more money for company selling the PJ. Agreed?
It seems like same reasoning for companies selling printer cheap and charging a lot for ink replacement for printer. Same thing as bulb replacement. Paying 30 dollars for super small amount of ink is very overpriced. Same concept.
Now, if companies made the bulb very cheap, I think they would sell a ton of these PJ's. Many people see 2,000-3,000 hours on bulb with 250-400 dollars for bulb replacement as a ripoff. And sometimes the bulbs POP way before the 2,000 hours and a person just spent a lot of money for very little use.
I don't think it costs 400 dollars to make a bulb, do you? The markup must be 500 percent.
If they sold tons of PJ's they could make tons of bulbs too, so cost could come down.
Let's have a nice discussion about this topic. I'm thinking if they can't get bulb costs down, LED PJ's will eventually be the norm, bulbs a thing of the past. But it doesn't have to be, if companies can make cheap bulbs around 50 dollars.
My HDTV has 50,000 hours life on screen, none of us worry about using it 10 hours a day or more.