My Sony HS10's bulb refused to light-up at all The light code on the unit indicated the bulb was at the end of its life. I did not see any on-screen messages, but it had a HD signal to it and maybe can't display text in that mode? This is not what other HS10 owners have reported, they say they got on-screen messages, but the bulb continued to light-up. Any idea why mine was different? It is a very early HS10, from the first US run.
So I reset the bulb timer and its working again. So its at a little over the rated lamp time, whatever it was at when it quit working, lets say 3000 hrs. It was in economy mode mostly, and has the high-altitude option turned on; we're about a mile high. And it's like 6-years old. It still looks good but I have a crap plastic screen. Kinda low usage hehe, its obviously not my main tv.
I was worried about continuing to use the bulb out of fear it would explode and destroy the PJ, but was told that's not likely - they usually only blow when their relatively new. Is that true? So I will post when it burns-out or gets dim. I am so happy I didn't just blow the bucks on a new bulb! With my usage I'm hoping to get some more years on it!
The PJ has an on-screen warning about the air filter about half-way through, I used to smoke around it. Replaced it with the spare that came with the PJ. I should get another, I think the warning is pressure or flow based and not controlled by a timer so it really does need to be replaced when it complains. Unlike the bulb, apparently.