My display looked dim to me, so I went ahead and replaced the lamp that I originally installed on 5/14/2009. The lamp, which will now be my emergemcy spare, had 9,678 (2600 Hex) hours on it. The new one that I just installed just made my display look like new again.
Just checked on the prices for a new spare lamp and it looks like they are now selling for around $60.00.
Just got the "lamp needs replacing" memo across my screen. Original lamp has 6511 hours (196F HEX) so need to look for 1st replacement. Can you please advise where you found a lamp for that price? Also, did you replace the lamp yourself and was it difficult to do? Thanks for response.