Hello! This is my first post ever so please be kind. I wanted to talk about the lamp lifespans on these projectors(way to short). I own a Mitsubishi HD1000U, and I'm in love with the dang thing. Perfect for my console games. The thing is, I play so much my bulb is starting to wear. In six months I've accumulated 1795 hours on the bulb and I figure I'll have to replace it by the end of the year, if not sooner. This worries me since the bulbs are particularly expensive compared to the cost of the unit. As a remedy to the short lifespan I'm looking to pump light in from an external source like an L.E.D. array via fiberoptics or build a mirrored enclosure. I've found a few places that will sell 2000 lumen LED arrays @6500k with an estimated 12000hr lifespan. Can anyone here tell me if they have even heard of what I plan to do or if anyone has had any succes doing something similar? I plan to do this by the end of july and will post before/after pics if successful, but it would be nice to hear some advice/caution beforehand. My biggest concern right now is achieveing light uniformity. Thanks in advance.
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7/3/07 at 2:55pm