Originally Posted by SirMaster
I don't know why people say that, but with the JVC there is almost no loss even at like 1000 hours. About 10-15% at that point. And by like 2000-2500 hours it's about 30-35% max loss.
But for me 1000 hours is like 3 years of use heh.
A brighter projector is not a bad idea with a screen that big, but unfortunately the cost of one that will match the JVC in other attributes is quite expensive. With an NX5 and just replacing the bulb regularly it may still end up cheaper and with a better image. I guess it all depends on how many hours a year you will use it. If all you do is watch movies and don't use it as like a general television then even like 3 movies a week is only 300 hours a year.
If you are running max light output and higher on/off cycles the lamps will fade much faster . I had the VW675 and RS600 side by side and BOTH lost 20% by 400 hours . Lamps are lamps regardless of the manufacturer, those that run max output for a larger screen will change out after 500 hours .
This person needs 3000 lumens minimum, even with 1.5 gain material all the projectors he mentioned are a waste of time unless he's going to watch SDR only . Nothing short of a VW5000 or BenQ LK970/990 will suffice , a laser in this case an absolute must . The projectors he mentioned will do 110-130" screen max, anything else will not be acceptable .
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