Originally Posted by jslaw81
FYI I called Sony the other day and the guy told me the bulb life on the 600es is 2000hrs give or take how its used. Screen size, lamp mode etc
Yes that is correct.. Sony ES support will tell you average 2000 hours on the 600ES bulb..
Whats amazing is a few weeks ago people were speculating 500-1000 hours and its not correct.
Of course as with any projector the bulb will dim over time but sony is saying you should get 2000 on average.
I spoke with them today as well to confirm this.
Considering the Bulb is not very expensive compared to the Xenon units its actually a pretty low cost of ownership for such a high end piece.
Whats really amazing is Sony completely owns the 4K projector market this year. We thought others would be able to pull it off for CES but it didnt happen.
The 600ES is turning out to be quite the winner for Sony as not only is the picture amazing but with its REAL 4K panels , people are buying them with the concept of not having to replace them in a year or two.
My thoughts today are you should either buy an entry level priced projector like the HW55 which is awesome for the money or step up and buy the 600ES.. I wouldn't recommend spending 6000-9000 on a 2K Eshift 4K simulated projector when for a little more you can get a 600ES. The 2K 3995 Sony 55ES is so nice for the money and if you have the bucks then step up and buy the 4K but dont spend for the in between models from other companies that may not be in the projector business for much longer.
My 2 Cents