Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 The MSRP for the VW500/600 lamp is the same as the VW1000/1100 lamp, $699.
500 hours of lamp life on a system that sees 800 to 1,000 hours a year is not an insignificant cost of ownership and that is why it should be considered in the system design. It should be brought into the discussion so that the customer can decide if the cost is worth it for the screen size.
That is really strange - here the LMP-H260 is "allmost" half Price MSRP, versus the LMP-H330 ( both a lot more expensive here, then in your country
Direct converted to dollar ( including our tax = 25 %
) for a Sony original lamp - purchased by a Sony dealer
a H260 would cost arround 800 -1000 dollar MSRP and a H330 arround 1300-1500 dollars MSRP
And yes, even the purchase Price for the Sony dealers, the 330 is a lot more expensive to buy then the 260 !