Just replaced my original bulb.
@170 hours I get 87 lux at the screen.
With the new bulb - 173 lux at the screen.
That's a 50% light loss in 170 hours. *ouch*. Lamp run in High Mode for the duration.
Anyway, back to full brightness, for a few hours at least. Lasers please!!!!
WOW, That's awful!
At $700 for a bulb, it would be expensive to keep the projector working at its peak performance.
Guess Sony designed the lamp decay curve in a way to sell more bulbs.
Just like buying a Computer printer, they are really inexpensive. But where the manufacture makes $$ is selling ink cartridges!
Maybe Sony should sell lamps in a 6 pack at a discounted price!