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Has anyone projector lamp ever burn out or do you just replace after X hours?

Has anyone projector lamp ever burn out or do you just replace after X hours?

My Sony projector has like over 3,000 hours on it I estimate. I'm not sure because I reset the lamp hours after the machine shut down demanding that I replace the lamp.

Do you guys run your projector until the bulb burns out completely or do you replace when they start to dim?

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Has anyone projector lamp ever burn out or do you just replace after X hours?

My Sony projector has like over 3,000 hours on it I estimate. I'm not sure because I reset the lamp hours after the machine shut down demanding that I replace the lamp.

Do you guys run your projector until the bulb burns out completely or do you replace when they start to dim?

Thanks.
Some people replace them when they start noticing that the image is not bright or colorful .

I had to placement one when i heard a Pop! & it wasn't even 10hr.
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Has anyone projector lamp ever burn out or do you just replace after X hours?

My Sony projector has like over 3,000 hours on it I estimate. I'm not sure because I reset the lamp hours after the machine shut down demanding that I replace the lamp.

Do you guys run your projector until the bulb burns out completely or do you replace when they start to dim?

Thanks.
Replace it. It will be like you have a brand new projector. It has likely dimmed to the point where you will be amazed with how it looks with a new bulb.
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Has anyone projector lamp ever burn out or do you just replace after X hours?

My Sony projector has like over 3,000 hours on it I estimate. I'm not sure because I reset the lamp hours after the machine shut down demanding that I replace the lamp.

Do you guys run your projector until the bulb burns out completely or do you replace when they start to dim?

Thanks.

Really up to you. If you're still O.K. with the picture, I wouldn't worry about it. I only deal with projectors where I work, and we've only got lasers now, but back when we had bulb projectors, we'd let 'em burn out. Of course, keeping spares on hand, so never really down. The one thing I will recommend, others may disagree, but spend the money on the factory replacement bulb if you're committed to keeping the projector. I recommend against the cheaper knockoff bulbs. They can be a mixed bag.
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Some people replace them when they start noticing that the image is not bright or colorful .

I had to placement one when i heard a Pop! & it wasn't even 10hr.

ONLY 10 hours! Wow, I am actually hoping my bulb will burn out because I notice it has dim so much and it a shell of its former self. I want to get a new bulb to get better picture quality.

Did you get your money back from what was an obvious manufacturer's defect?
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Really up to you. If you're still O.K. with the picture, I wouldn't worry about it. I only deal with projectors where I work, and we've only got lasers now, but back when we had bulb projectors, we'd let 'em burn out. Of course, keeping spares on hand, so never really down. The one thing I will recommend, others may disagree, but spend the money on the factory replacement bulb if you're committed to keeping the projector. I recommend against the cheaper knockoff bulbs. They can be a mixed bag.
I wish the laser projectors would trickle down to the lower projectors. I was under the impression that the Bulk only lasted 1,000 hours and did not want to be stuck without a projector.


Are there any decent options for laser projectors that are not like $15K+?
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If it is dim change it and keep the old one in case you need a spare in the middle of your Super Bowl party.

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ONLY 10 hours! Wow, I am actually hoping my bulb will burn out because I notice it has dim so much and it a shell of its former self. I want to get a new bulb to get better picture quality.

Did you get your money back from what was an obvious manufacturer's defect?
Yea benq replaced it.
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I wish the laser projectors would trickle down to the lower projectors. I was under the impression that the Bulk only lasted 1,000 hours and did not want to be stuck without a projector.


Are there any decent options for laser projectors that are not like $15K+?

https://www.amazon.com/LG-HU80KA-Sma...r+4k+projector


I heard that Xiaomi is also good, But if i had the money to spend Lg all the way under 3k.
not that i know much about laser projector.

Idk if its just me but i like bulb better than laser .
unless the laser projector has 3+ year warranty. Sure you can say just buy a squaretrade warranty, Yeah NOPE.
That lg is 2.5k$ but 1yr warranty like srl "1YR!"?
& they are rated for 20K+hr laser.
bulb projector gives you 1-3yrs & i trust the technology more since its been out longer .
& if a bulb dies buy a new one. depending on the projector 50$-800$+per bulb.

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Has anyone projector lamp ever burn out or do you just replace after X hours?

My Sony projector has like over 3,000 hours on it I estimate. I'm not sure because I reset the lamp hours after the machine shut down demanding that I replace the lamp.

Do you guys run your projector until the bulb burns out completely or do you replace when they start to dim?

Thanks.
I usually replace them as soon as they start to flicker. Letting the lamp die inside the projector is something to avoid.
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I wish the laser projectors would trickle down to the lower projectors. I was under the impression that the Bulk only lasted 1,000 hours and did not want to be stuck without a projector.

Are there any decent options for laser projectors that are not like $15K+?

I'm definitely not a projector expert, but the lasers we use are WUXGA (1920 x 1200), not 4K as we don't have 4K infrastructure in any of the spaces yet, and what we are using ranges from about $4,000 - $10,000, but these are not HT projectors. I suppose you could use them for such though! I'd imagine there are really good HT options in laser for less $$$, at least 1080p ones?

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