Originally Posted by nathan_h
I think I hit about 1000 hours a year, max. Typically, I change a bulb before 2k hours. The math doesn't quite work since the 500 shipped four years ago and swapped the first bulb at under 2k hours and am just now hitting 1k on bulb number two. IIRC.
Glad I did that, however, because that means I am still able to hit reference output for SDR while in low lamp mode, which is very nice.
Which is a long way of saying "It depends." My screen gain is c .8 so I hit the "replace" threshold lots sooner than someone with a 1.3 gain screen of the same size (8 feet WIDE, not diag). Heck, I bet changing screens would get me another 1000 hours out of a bulb. But I love my AT woven screen. And that means lower gain.
The series with the RS500 was released right at 3 years ago, wasn't it?
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