Yes, when you do the math there is no denying that we use the projector a lot! I actually have many more TV's in the house but this is projector is used often. We use it not only for movies and TV but I also use it as my computer monitor for work and entertainment. I'm using it right now in fact!
I also don't turn the projector off if I plan to use it within the next hour or so... I try to avoid striking the lamp as much as possible.
Well, for this reason I was very concerned about the lamp issue and considering the amount of usage it seems I've gotten my money's worth.
That's awesome, what version of the lamp is it?
That is a good question, I'm honestly not sure. It is the lamp that came with the projector when it was initially released I believe since I purchased it last December. I'm assuming it was the first generation lamp. Other than opening the projector is there a way to determine the version?