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post #2521 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Megacam View Post

do most of you just reset the time and continue to use the bulbs? My Mitz 1000u is telling me the bulb life is coming to an end...but it still looks good to me.

Yep, and keep rockin'!
post #2522 of 2606
anyone found a good place to get the OEM bulbs at a good price? Seems the price hasn't gone down much at all on these bulbs over the past few years.
post #2523 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Megacam View Post

do most of you just reset the time and continue to use the bulbs? My Mitz 1000u is telling me the bulb life is coming to an end...but it still looks good to me.

Definitely.

The Original bulbs have been going and going and going... I heard someone had 8K+ hours on one...

Sold my HD1000u a few minutes ago... WooHoo!!!
post #2524 of 2606
has anyone ever had a bulb explode on them? I ask because the projector sits above my head.
Also, what could i expect to get if I sold my Mitz 1000u with 2 used bulbs that both still work? Any help would be great!
post #2525 of 2606
Right here with 5000+ hours on the ORIGINAL bulb! I wonder about the explosion question too.
post #2526 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Megacam View Post

has anyone ever had a bulb explode on them? I ask because the projector sits above my head.

Yes, I had a non-OEM one pop a few months ago. (Mine sits above my head as well)
post #2527 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Megacam View Post

has anyone ever had a bulb explode on them? I ask because the projector sits above my head.
Also, what could i expect to get if I sold my Mitz 1000u with 2 used bulbs that both still work? Any help would be great!

I got $400. I asked for more, but after getting yanked around a bit by people responding to my ad I just took the money. They have been going for less than that on Ebay.
post #2528 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Megacam View Post

has anyone ever had a bulb explode on them? I ask because the projector sits above my head.

The bulbs are high-pressure mercury devices. If they explode, they can liberally sprinkle mercury-contaminated glass and vaporized mercury throughout your HT. Bulb glass gets brittle over time, so this becomes an increasing risk as the bulbs age. The 2000 hour recommendation is based on very conservative estimates of bulb life, so that risks of explosions are extraordinarily low in the specified lifetime of the bulb. The longer you use the bulb past the recommended time, the more risk you have of an explosion. How much risk you want to take depends on how much you care about yourself and your family, and how concerned you are about the risks of mercury poisoning. I think ultimately you have to balance this against the cost of a new bulb and bragging rights for long bulb life!

-Reid
post #2529 of 2606
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Originally Posted by rbastedo View Post

I got $400. I asked for more, but after getting yanked around a bit by people responding to my ad I just took the money. They have been going for less than that on Ebay.

nice, where did you put it up for sale? Is there a spot in AVS to sell it? Thanks for all the help!
post #2530 of 2606
Ad on craigslist. Got several calls and of course the emails like:

"I would like to buy your item, I will include $100 more than your asking price for you to send it to my (friend, pastor, grandma etc...).
Please tell me if the item is in good condition.
etc etc etc..."

Watch out for scammers, they are everywhere.
post #2531 of 2606
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Originally Posted by rbastedo View Post

I got $400. I asked for more, but after getting yanked around a bit by people responding to my ad I just took the money. They have been going for less than that on Ebay.

What did you buy to replace it, and are you happy with any improvement? I assume you did get a new projector, or is it possible to resist?
post #2532 of 2606
Mits hc3800

oh yes, very happy and no - can not resist, wouldn't even consider it
post #2533 of 2606
I came home from a weekend away to notice my little red LED light was not lit up on my HD1000U that is 3 years old and only has 300 hours on it. I tried absolutely everything to no avail. It won't power on at all. I even checked to make sure it was getting 110 volts at the end of the cord, and yup, everything is okay but it does absolutely nothing. If it was a power surge, is it worth having a local electronics repair shop look at it? Anybody else experience anything like this? Any help or advice is appreciated.
post #2534 of 2606
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Originally Posted by lechi View Post

I came home from a weekend away to notice my little red LED light was not lit up on my HD1000U that is 3 years old and only has 300 hours on it. I tried absolutely everything to no avail. It won't power on at all. I even checked to make sure it was getting 110 volts at the end of the cord, and yup, everything is okay but it does absolutely nothing. If it was a power surge, is it worth having a local electronics repair shop look at it? Anybody else experience anything like this? Any help or advice is appreciated.

After a little research, I've found this projector has a fuse inside. Anybody know how to get to it? I've taken the covers off, but it's not readily available.
post #2535 of 2606
After reading the end part of this thread I had to look up when I got my projector.

2/20/2007 with about 2100 hours
Not too bad!
post #2536 of 2606
My PJs status light started blinking red after I hit 2500 hrs. Will it keep doing that until the bulb dies?
post #2537 of 2606
Good question, im right behind ya reybie at 2200 hours.
post #2538 of 2606
Just keep going. Google lamp replacement on Mitsubishi and it has instructions how to remove the annoying warning.
I had to switch from low power to full power though to restore brightness, and 1000 hours later (teen with PS3 makes sure it projector gets used) it still is going strong.
post #2539 of 2606
Thanks vshun. My room is pretty much a dungeon so even the low power mode is still a beaut.
post #2540 of 2606
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Originally Posted by reybie View Post

My PJs status light started blinking red after I hit 2500 hrs. Will it keep doing that until the bulb dies?

No it will not keep blinking until the lamp dies. Per page 31 of the manual:

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When the lamp operation time exceeds 3000 hours, the projector automatically shuts off and can’t be used until the lamp is replaced and the lamp operation time is reset.

Just reset the lamp timer and it will work past 3000 hrs.

Page 32 of manual:
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Reset of the lamp operation time: Plug in the power cord and reset the lamp operation time by holding down the LEFT and RIGHT ARROWS, and POWER buttons on the control panel at the same time.
post #2541 of 2606
Thanks Legairre! If the pj will shut down @ 3000, should I go ahead and reset it before then.
post #2542 of 2606
With 2500 hrs I'd reset now, because if you forget and hit 3000 hrs you won't be able to do it later, because it may shut down before the warm up cycle finishes. During the warm up cycle(splash screen) all buttons are inactive.
post #2543 of 2606
anyone have a good source for purchasing the OEM bulbs?
post #2544 of 2606
I bought mine from buy.com It's the OEM lamp not a knock off http://www.buy.com/prod/mitsubishi-r...202333757.html
post #2545 of 2606
Thanks Legairre, that's where I got my last one (still working). Looks like the price has dropped a bit and now has free shipping.
post #2546 of 2606
Some video processing questions for HD1000U owers. Just set up a new receiver and trying to determine best way to pass through to my Mitsubishi HD1000U.

The receiver is the Onkyo Tx-SR-608 which includes Faroudja's DCDi Cinema video processor which scales up to 1080P.

Currently outputting both a PS3 and TiVo HD via HDMI. I have each of those units converting output to 720P, have the SR608/receiver set to "Through," so it's [converted-->pass-->converted].

Wondering if it might be better to have the TiVo HD and PS3 send out native signals to the SR608, then set the receiver to output 720 to the PJ [native -->convert-->converted]

Or maybe have the PJ handle conversion; [native-->pass-->to PJ Convert]

Thoughts?
post #2547 of 2606
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Originally Posted by dslunceford View Post

Some video processing questions for HD1000U owers. Just set up a new receiver and trying to determine best way to pass through to my Mitsubishi HD1000U.

The receiver is the Onkyo Tx-SR-608 which includes Faroudja's DCDi Cinema video processor which scales up to 1080P.

Currently outputting both a PS3 and TiVo HD via HDMI. I have each of those units converting output to 720P, have the SR608/receiver set to "Through," so it's [converted-->pass-->converted].

Wondering if it might be better to have the TiVo HD and PS3 send out native signals to the SR608, then set the receiver to output 720 to the PJ [native -->convert-->converted]

Or maybe have the PJ handle conversion; [native-->pass-->to PJ Convert]

Thoughts?

Unfortunately this tends to be a very "individual" call as to which unit does the better processing.

I have an Onkyo 905 and am personally very disappointed in its video processing. (which is what moved me to buy the 905... ouch)

My "suggestion" would be to pick out a couple of shows that you like and have the Tivo output them at 720p, set the Onkyo to Passthru (and leave it there... heehee) then watch the show (something like Planet Earth would be good). Rewind the show, set the Tivo to "native," and then watch the same show(s) again... this time the projector will do the scaling.

If you want to complete the process you can set the Tivo to Native, and then set the Onkyo to 720p output and re-watch the same show(s)... then you will know which looks best to your eyes.

Most projectors do a pretty darn good job of scaling. I also have an older InFocus 7210 that I have had for about 6 years... and amazingly the Faroudja scaler built into the 7210 actually does a better job than the Onkyo implementation of the better Silicon Optix chip in my Onkyo 905. Although this is attributable to the poor use of the Silicon Optix chip by Onkyo... rather than the capabilities of the chip itself.

IMHO.... of course
post #2548 of 2606
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Originally Posted by HiHoStevo View Post

Unfortunately this tends to be a very "individual" call as to which unit does the better processing.

I have an Onkyo 905 and am personally very disappointed in its video processing. (which is what moved me to buy the 905... ouch)

My "suggestion" would be to pick out a couple of shows that you like and have the Tivo output them at 720p, set the Onkyo to Passthru (and leave it there... heehee) then watch the show (something like Planet Earth would be good). Rewind the show, set the Tivo to "native," and then watch the same show(s) again... this time the projector will do the scaling.

If you want to complete the process you can set the Tivo to Native, and then set the Onkyo to 720p output and re-watch the same show(s)... then you will know which looks best to your eyes.

Most projectors do a pretty darn good job of scaling. I also have an older InFocus 7210 that I have had for about 6 years... and amazingly the Faroudja scaler built into the 7210 actually does a better job than the Onkyo implementation of the better Silicon Optix chip in my Onkyo 905. Although this is attributable to the poor use of the Silicon Optix chip by Onkyo... rather than the capabilities of the chip itself.

IMHO.... of course

Thanks for the response...

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Originally Posted by Reid_T View Post

The bulbs are high-pressure mercury devices. If they explode, they can liberally sprinkle mercury-contaminated glass and vaporized mercury throughout your HT. Bulb glass gets brittle over time, so this becomes an increasing risk as the bulbs age. The 2000 hour recommendation is based on very conservative estimates of bulb life, so that risks of explosions are extraordinarily low in the specified lifetime of the bulb. The longer you use the bulb past the recommended time, the more risk you have of an explosion. How much risk you want to take depends on how much you care about yourself and your family, and how concerned you are about the risks of mercury poisoning. I think ultimately you have to balance this against the cost of a new bulb and bragging rights for long bulb life!

-Reid

Given this, what's a reasonable amount of time over the 2000 hour recommended life to shoot for without pushing it too hard? 4,000? 5,000? I'm at ~2,200 now...
post #2549 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

I bought mine from buy.com It's the OEM lamp not a knock off http://www.buy.com/prod/mitsubishi-r...202333757.html


Legairre..... have you heard "stories" about the "compatible" bulbs being offered for the
Mitsubishi Projector Lamp - VLT-HC910LP ?

As to the question about when is a "reasonable" time to change the bulb... boy that's another one you will get multiple opinions on. I know folks that change their bulbs at 500 hours... and others that go 5000.

Your individual bulbs life is going to be determined by 1. manufacturing quality 2. your operation of the projector 3. Luck.

Some bulbs just fail early... some batches are poorly manufactured... the only thing you can control is how you operate the projector.

Do you turn the projector on and off like a TV?

Heat Shock is what kills a "good" bulb.

Once the projector is turned on... let it run until the temperature in the projector has stabilized... how long is that... probably 30 to 60 minutes.

Once the projector is off... leave it off until the bulb and projector have returned to room temperature... how long is that... good question... but probably at least 2 hours.

Some bulbs burst at their "end of life" others just go black... none of us have any clue as to how each individual bulb is going to react. But the heat stress on the bulbs' glass and container surely has a deleterious effect over time.

Personally I just got the message from my HD1000 that the bulb would need to be replaced soon... I reset the clock and am proceeding on for now.

The bulb in my InFocus 7210 has ~3,800 hours on it and is still bright even in low power on my 135" screen. I still have a brand new bulb in the box for the InFocus.... so I may go ahead and change it out in the next couple of hundred hours... I do not need to set any records, but I do like to get my moneys worth... if possible.
post #2550 of 2606
Hi Guys,

Quick question somewhat related to the discussion above. I have an Onkyo 805 AVR and a Mits HD 1000. As we all know the Mits has only 1 HDMI input so I have an HDMI cable going from my Mits to the back of my 805.

The 805 then has 3 additional inputs which I have in use for 2 Blu-ray players (1 is used strictly for 2 channel CD's because of its quality in my opinion on 2 channel, it is the Pioneer 51FD, the other Blu-Ray player is the Pioneer Elite 05FD which is used strictly for DVD's. The third input is for my VIP 722 DVR from Dish Network.

I assume with the connection program as described above, that the 805 is doing the video processing (I am no guru on this stuff that's why I ask). My question is this.

Since it has only 1 input how could I connect all 3 devices (2 BR players, and satellite receiver) in order to let the Mits do the video scaling so that I could see which is better at video scaling, the 805 or the 1000? This was suggested by one member in one of the above posts but I just do not how to connect everything to test it out. Thanks for all your help. As usual the folks on this forum are so fantastic and have taught me so much about this crazy hobby of ours it isn't funny. Thanks everyone and have a great Labor Day.

Golffnutt
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