Originally Posted by skylarlove1999
If under warranty they replace the projector. If out of warranty you can sell it for parts. Due to the nature of the laser it cannot be cost effectively replaced.
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It's been discussed quite a bit. But the most likely scenario is that other parts of the projector die before the light source goes out. Nothing lasts forever. But the RS4500, for example, is rated at 20,000 hours on high laser but 30,000 at mid laser, 40,000 on low laser. Then you figure that a lot of content causes dynamic dimming to kick in which runs the laser lower so you may even get more hours. It's estimated you'll get 10+ years out of the light source depending on how many hours you put on your unit per year. I am a heavy user of 7 hours a day and my RS4500 will last about 9 years for me.
Also, at the 20k-30k hours, your light source isn't dead. It's half bright.
In 10 years, I'll be able to buy an equivalent quality projector for a fraction of the price.
Video: JVC RS4500 135" screen in pure black room no light, htpc nvidia 1080ti.
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