no Brainer here,,, stick with the sanyo and get an OEM lamp. You will be hard pressed to get anything even close to as bright for under 1500.00 and the quality of the build won't be as good. As long as the panels in the projector are still OK. Especially if you are going to be using it for 60 hours a year. Also I would unplug it if it will be sitting idle for long periods of time to put less strain on the Power supply. Also, MAKE SURE the power management option is checked so it goes into standby when it doesn't see a signal. sometimes people leave them on for long periods of time with no moving images and it gives the panels a full UV blast and they cook. One thing that will KILL the lamps is people unplugging them to shut them off because they can't find the remote or reach the buttons!