The other thing with getting 6,000 hours on bulb is it has to be in ECO mode. Coderguy never said he was using eco mode all the time.
The pro8200 is listed as 4,000 to 6,000 hours. So if you use it in regular mode you can get 4,000 hours before it gets too dim.
It becomes a little tricky with the pro8200, because if you switch modes, going from standard to user 1 and dark room etc, it auto switches to regular mode if you are not checking. So if you want long bulb life, keep checking to make sure it's in eco mode.
So if you watch 4 hours at a sitting you get 4 years viewing with bulb. But if you only watch 2 or 3 times a week 4 hours a sitting you get 8-12 years on bulb. Over 1,500 days of viewing at 4 hours a day in theory in eco mode. Coderguy told us he sometimes leaves it on all day , and one time left it on 3 days all the time. Which is good news, the pro8200 keeps on ticking.
3 cents per hour.
I have seen prices around 200 hundred dollars for new bulb. With my hdtv's if they go bad I will just dump it, at least with the pj I can pick up a new bulb, and 4 years or 8 years in tech is a long time. Taking us to 2020.
Unless you are Coderguy who does 3,000 hours in a little over a year and uses it like a hdtv. He is our hours on PJ master on the pro8200. Nobody is close to him on hours yet.