Ha, I have never had one last long enough to have bulb problems.
We first had the HD80 (might have been a HD81, I can't remember) single piece unit. It went out within 3 weeks and we traded (paid) up with Optoma for the LV as they said it had better reliability.
The first 2 went out within 500 hours with vertical lines on the right side of the screen, I had to ship them back and get new ones. This last one is about 500 hours, and is getting HDMI issues and a blue screen (I wonder if Microsoft helped them with the OS). I have changed all cables with the same result. Will have to send back again.
I know I am not the only one with issues with Optoma, and as I mentioned, I would stay away at all costs.
Originally Posted by guitarman
Guys seemed to have allot of trouble with the two piece system. Interesting the stand alone HD80 has great sucess. What did your bulb go out? Optoma's first series budget projector had owners going for 5,000 hours on the first bulb and still going. wierd