Originally Posted by 8086
I am considering buying one of these TVs used and am in need of some general advice. How much do lamps cost and how long do they last? Would anyone here have any objections to owning this Mitsubishi DLP, new or used?
I'd definitely advise against buying this set over new.
The quality of DLP RPTV's has advanced so much in the last few years. Seriously, if you were to compare a new set to that set you'd hate yourself for buying that 733!
Anyways to answer the rest of your question if you do buy it (which you really shouldn't!!!), new lamps can last a good 2-4 years depending on usage and how soon you get tired of an ever increasing darker picture.
Lamps shouldn't cost you more than $50 for a brand new lamp. Right now checking prices I can see that they can be had for around $35.00 shipped.