In short, I love the picture of the 8350 and my high powered 2.8 gain material screen on my custom frame, but, I have flat out grown tired of the very poor bulb life (very poor in comparison to the rating Epson provides and the Pany AX200 this 8350 replaced al though the life of the bulb is "rated" far longer in this 8350) and am considering moving away from projection all together. The 8350 serves as my t.v. and I take the normal precautions such as not frequently cycling on and off, battery back up, etc; however, it is used as my t.v. and during football season can see as much as 8 hours straight of use. I would love to buy another projector given I enjoy the 106" screen; however, I am just not sure there are any within my price range (under $2200) which will work as well as the t.v. for my intended purpose. I understand the DLP tv's also have bulb life limitations but I also understand them to last substantially longer. In any event I am open to suggestions on directions I should be looking at.
Keep in mind my home theater can see violent vibrations thanks to my 4 18" IB subwoofer system but I would say that is about 5% of the time these days and maybe less when we add a child to our family in about a year or so.
29 Litres of Infinite Baffle Bliss. Oh, and the rest of the setup isn't too shabby either!