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post #1561 of 1583
Yeap!!

O have had my planar 7150 for a little over 3 years. I am on my 3rd bulb now and although the it is getting a bit dimmer the picture still looks awesome on our 124" screen. As mentioned with bulb prices that low it is hard to see replacing it until there is a major failure. I always get complements on how great the picture is.
post #1562 of 1583
Should I get a new bulb for the Planar PD7150 or should I buy a new Epson 8350 or Panasonic PT-AR100U? I do love the color and black level of the Planar, but am thinking about 1080p plus additional lumens.
post #1563 of 1583
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post


Only $135 now at replacementlightbulbs.com. Just ordered one.


Also, according to that link, alternate part numbers are:


P-VIP 250/1.3 E21.8M, P-VIP 250/1.3 E21.8, 69378, 102-246, UHP 250W/1.3, 23.87109.021A, P-VIP 250/13 E21.8, 59.J0C01.CG1, W620EP02738, P/N 33950032XX, P-VIP 250/13 E21.8, RUPA-007000, 151-1037-00

Only $94.45 + shipping here. Came out to $103.20 for me:

https://www.interlight.biz/light-bulb/P-VIP300/1.3E21.8
post #1564 of 1583
I'm placing my PD7130 in a soffet behind my seating position. I would like to run an IR extender to it. I have the emitters that stick directly over the IR detector of the device to be controlled. Anyone know where the best place to stick the emitter (careful now)? I cannot tell where the detector is (more than one?). Thanks.
post #1565 of 1583
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Only $94.45 + shipping here. Came out to $103.20 for me:
https://www.interlight.biz/light-bulb/P-VIP300/1.3E21.8

I received the bulb and it works great. My previous bulb would not stay lit; it was at 1595 hours (all on high power mode).
post #1566 of 1583
My original bulb is at 1500 hours and I've run it mostly in eco mode, but it's starting to be dim. I've noticed movies are harder to see on it.

My projector also has two issues that are annoying -- if I shut it off in DVI mode, often it powers back up after it is shut down. I have to switch to PC mode to make it shut down permanently. Even then, it might start itself up once a month or so.

The other issue is sometimes the input mode descriptive text stays on the bottom right and doesn't go away, unless I cycle through all the input modes again. Not a big deal though.

There seems to be several cheap bulbs. Does anyone know whether these bulbs will fit, and how easy it is to replace the bulb?
1) http://www.replacementlightbulbs.com/lampplanarpd7130.html for $100 plus shipping = $113 for me
2) https://www.interlight.biz/light-bulb/P-VIP300/1.3E21.8 (from a poster above) $90 plus shipping = $99 for me

How did the poster above know that bulb 2 will fit in the projector?

Thanks all
post #1567 of 1583
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Originally Posted by blahblahsubscri View Post

My original bulb is at 1500 hours and I've run it mostly in eco mode, but it's starting to be dim. I've noticed movies are harder to see on it.
My projector also has two issues that are annoying -- if I shut it off in DVI mode, often it powers back up after it is shut down. I have to switch to PC mode to make it shut down permanently. Even then, it might start itself up once a month or so.
The other issue is sometimes the input mode descriptive text stays on the bottom right and doesn't go away, unless I cycle through all the input modes again. Not a big deal though.
There seems to be several cheap bulbs. Does anyone know whether these bulbs will fit, and how easy it is to replace the bulb?
1) http://www.replacementlightbulbs.com/lampplanarpd7130.html for $100 plus shipping = $113 for me
2) https://www.interlight.biz/light-bulb/P-VIP300/1.3E21.8 (from a poster above) $90 plus shipping = $99 for me
How did the poster above know that bulb 2 will fit in the projector?
Thanks all

According to replacementlightbulbs.com, these are the part numbers that will fit:

P-VIP 250/1.3 E21.8M, P-VIP 250/1.3 E21.8, 69378, 102-246, UHP 250W/1.3, 23.87109.021A, P-VIP 250/13 E21.8, 59.J0C01.CG1, W620EP02738, P/N 33950032XX, P-VIP 250/13 E21.8, RUPA-007000, 151-1037-00
post #1568 of 1583
Do you have the projector set up to turn on when a video signal is detected? If so that may be one of the reasons or at least a contributing factor for the secondary turn on.
post #1569 of 1583
It should be in back of the projector - you should see a little dark / plastic window for it.
post #1570 of 1583
Grayson73, the bulb you bought is P-VIP 300/1.3 E21.8 but that is not one of the matching model numbers you listed. My reading of the description says the P-VIP 300 requires 300 Watts instead of 250 Watts. How did the P-VIP 300 work?

Thanks
post #1571 of 1583
rovingtraveler: No there is no setting to turn on when video is detected. I've looked through the menus over and over... thanks for the suggestion though
post #1572 of 1583
Hi...it would be nice if someone could tell me where i can get a service manual for this projector. I´m trying to fix the board that controls the fan, i found a short-circuited smd transistor on it (Pos Q9, code "ZFW") but i was unable to determine the correct substitute for this particular transistor.

Any help would be appreciated smile.gif

Regards
post #1573 of 1583
I bypassed the fan control board completely and just used an ac fan and connected to same power strip as the planar. It was a bit louder but setup works fine.
post #1574 of 1583
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Originally Posted by blahblahsubscri View Post

Grayson73, the bulb you bought is P-VIP 300/1.3 E21.8 but that is not one of the matching model numbers you listed. My reading of the description says the P-VIP 300 requires 300 Watts instead of 250 Watts. How did the P-VIP 300 work?
Thanks

Interesting. I didn't even know I bought the wrong bulb, but yes, it has been working, 527 hours so far.

This bulb is close, but it's E21.5 instead of E21.8. Not sure what that means.

https://www.interlight.biz/light-bulb/P-VIP250/1.3E21.5
post #1575 of 1583
post #1576 of 1583
Has anyone upgraded to another projector? If so, to what and how much of an improvement?

I'm contemplating upgrading from the PD7150 to the Epson 8350. Any thoughts?
Edited by Grayson73 - 3/26/13 at 1:13pm
post #1577 of 1583
Keep the 7150.
post #1578 of 1583
I ordered b stock jvc rs45, which should arrive this week. This will be my second projector, I dont know If I will be able to tell much of a difference. Not sure what to do with planar, keep it and use it in the future or just sell it.
post #1579 of 1583
My PD7150 bulb just died. Should I replace the bulb or buy one of the new budget projectors (Acer H6510BD, Viewsonic PJD7820HD, Optoma HD131XE, BenQ W1070, Epson 2000/2030)? I wonder how the PD7150 compares to these.
post #1580 of 1583
Web search for best price on this lamp: Osram p-vip 250/1.3 e21.8
Should be much cheaper than a new projector. You'll have to install the lamp in its cage, but it's not rocket science (keep fingerprints off lamp, though).
post #1581 of 1583
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

My PD7150 bulb just died. Should I replace the bulb or buy one of the new budget projectors (Acer H6510BD, Viewsonic PJD7820HD, Optoma HD131XE, BenQ W1070, Epson 2000/2030)? I wonder how the PD7150 compares to these.

I'm in a similar situation, except my bulb is fine...just at about 1600 hours and typically that is where things get iffy.

One of the major reasons I want to upgrade is resolution, in my front row the pixels at 720P are very obvious when watching sports with text on the screen.

Have been considering the HD131xe. If I needed a bulb for my 7150, the XE price difference is about $500 for the upgrade - taking into account two bulbs with with the 7150 before the XE needs one.

Also being 1/3 the weight and 1/2 the size would be nice as well, and econo mode at 26db doesn't sound bad either (my 7150 needs hi power mode)...

I may have just talked myself into it ;-)
post #1582 of 1583
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Originally Posted by DLK View Post

Web search for best price on this lamp: Osram p-vip 250/1.3 e21.8
Should be much cheaper than a new projector. You'll have to install the lamp in its cage, but it's not rocket science (keep fingerprints off lamp, though).

Thanks, but I wasn't asking whether it would be cheaper to get a new bulb. I have already bought 2 replacement bulbs in the past 5 years.

I was asking how the PD7150 compares to the current budget projectors under $1000 that I listed in my previous post. Any ideas?
post #1583 of 1583
Thread Starter 
Picked up a Optima HD131xe...will try to compare this weekend.
Edited by two-rocks - 10/2/13 at 3:45pm
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