Originally Posted by jeffreydeng
This ia actually better plan and we can replace the lamp ourselves. I read the description again and found following statement.
'Plan will furnish a replacement lamp (Up to two  replacement lamps during the term of this plan) that has failed and would normally be covered by the original manufacturer's written Warranty'
I believe that it means that it doesn't cover what manufacture doesn't cover for the lamp. Assuming that a lamp is being used beyond its life and failed, the lamp is considered as normal and manufacture will not cover that.
However I would question how they know how long the lamp has been used and how they validate the status of the lamp.
So I would really like to listen to the experience with this kind of warranty service.
I'm leery of the Mack Warranty because it's just one business backing it. I've bought warranties before and had the company belly up. This second warranty, Repairmaster, is a possibility BUT do they consider a lamp defective after 5k hours but still lighting up? Plus the issue of having to send the old lamp in and waiting and hoping the day comes when the new lamp arrives.
ALSO: will a replacement lamp be available? I tried buying one 4 to 5 years after purchasing my Mits VL2000 and it was no longer available. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the bulb warranty said, 'in the case of a lamp no longer being available we will buy you a new projector'. Admittedly, the 4900 is a big seller and uses the same lamp as the 5000 and 6000 so it might be around for quite a few years. Another BUT: it always seems a hassle to deal with warranty stuff.
Personally, I'd rather buy a 2nd lamp and test it and have it on hand. This is also a selling point when trying to sell a used projector. My usage is 12 hrs/week which equals 624 hrs/year. Even in the high lamp mode this will last me 3.2 years so a 3 year warranty isn't too important. There are 5 year warranties, but you can also buy a new bulb for $310 delivered. BUT, if the lamp does actually fail early, the warranty is a good thing. Looks like six and a half-dozen of the other.