I heard that my old Sanyo PLV-Z2's bulb would last longer if I didn't turn the PJ on and off unnecessarily. Therefore, when I took a 15 minute break from viewing, I left it on and paused. I'm sure that the thought that turning the PJ on and off a lot wasn't good for the bulb factored into my decisions at times whether to turn it on to watch a 1/2 hour video. I'm wondering if this should be my m.o. with the 8700ub. I heard something about some PJs not applying full power to the bulbs when they are warming up in order to mitigate the deteriorating effects of the on/off cycles on bulb life. What's the situation with the 8700ub in this regard? I noticed that the 8700ub starts off quite dim, and am wondering if this is intentional in order to not stress the bulb while the PJ "warms up."
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5/22/12 at 9:39pm