I have an early RS40 that's nearing 800 hrs on its original bulb. We'll be hosting a lot of guests for the Superbowl, and given all the issues I've read re: RS40 bulbs dying prematurely, I got to worrying about what might happen if my bulb died around game-time. Yes, I have that kind of luck
If I shell out $$$ to have a new JVC bulb on-hand for when my current bulb eventually fails, I bet the new bulb sits on a shelf and loses all its warranty while the current bulb decides to live on a long while... Seems like warranty is an important thing for RS40 bulbs, especially at these prices. I figure my best bet is to install the new bulb immediately while under warranty, and then keep the old bulb around as a backup for when the new bulb someday dies, so that I don't have any down time waiting for a replacement (especially as I'm sure it will blow when I have people over
I was ready to pull the trigger until I just saw that the JVC manual states: "Never attempt to reuse an old lamp unit. This may cause a malfunction."
Is there a good reason for this and for me to abandon my plan of sidelining the old bulb for eventual temporary re-use?
Advice appreciated! Thanks