Originally Posted by Reynard
Mitsu 52525. Original lamp went out at 2400 hours, without warning. Turned on set and zero illumination.
Today I turn on set and get a text message to call the service phone # to order a replacement lamp but the picture is still working fine. Checked and this one has over 3800 hours on it.
I hope this trend continues.
However I'm still sceptical as to whether the set is actually smart enough to sense impending lamp failure but rather, just counting the hours. I tend to think it's the latter and that's why I didn't get such a message the first time.
FWIW. I did get my second replacement lamp after that post I'm quoting. This time though I kept my old lamp as it was still working. Figured it would serve as a nice back-up if I had another go w/o warning like the first.
So wouldn't you know it, back in August of this year, the little yellow light came on & I got the message on the screen during start up that the lamp was nearing the end and I should get a replacement. I checked the hours on it and sure enough it was right around 3900 hours. Again though the picture is fine and now I have a back up in my old lamp... so I'm going to ride it out and see when she fails, right?
Well here now into December & it's still truckin and I just past 5000 hours on it.
Go figure? I still think the set is just counting time & laugh everytime it tells me the lamp has exceded it's expected life upon start-up.