Originally Posted by v1rtu0s1ty
I'm so amazed when I saw the number of hours on your screenshot. Does hours still move even if projector is off?
No, hours only accumulate when the projector is on. They also accumulate during PIC MUTE.
My G90 had 5K when I got it. It'll be 2 years next month. And next month I'll certainly roll it to over 10K hours.
That's 2500 hours per year. 6.8 hours per day
A typical day consists of me turning it on to check to see what I recorded on the HD DVR... if it's "hard drive worthy", I'll export it via firewire to my HTPC. Then when my kids get home from school, they might play XBox360 or PS3 for an hour.
Every couple of weeks or so, my son will turn off the PS3 without turning off the projector... so I'll get some useless overnight hours of black screen. That doesn't bother me as much as it initially did.
After dinner we might watch a movie. And after we put our kids to bed, my wife likes to watch primetime TV in the HT because it's soundproofed, so the boys don't get out of bed when they hear the TV.
On weekends it's usually on all day, especially during football season... college games all day Saturday. NFL all day Sunday and MNF, usually with friends and neighbors. Also on Sunday, we have a home group from our church that gathers here, so we have 15-20 kids in the basement... pop some popcorn and put on a movie and they behave and stay entertained for a couple of hours.
10000 hours plus many thousands more on these tubes. Plus 3 more tubes sitting on the shelf.
That's always been one of my favorite things about CRT. If I had a d!%!#@|, I know I'd subconsciously obsess about how many hours the bulb had, wondering if it was going to blow the next time I turned it on.