Originally Posted by Jrbrass
I just went to that site, even the OEM lamps were cheaper. Thank you for mentioning the website, let us know if they're any good.
The bulb came in today, ordered on Sunday, I say 3rd business day for free shipping is awesome. Its installed and I must say the projector picture is bright, in fact I feel the image is sharper.
Looks identical except a couple of markings on the housing and bulb. Even the material of the housing looks the same. I got a 10% discount on the order. If you go to the jaspertronics home page you can find the code in the text so actually paid around 65 and change with free shipping.
The original bulb is marked Epson 200W-80V. The one jaspertronics is osram 200W-75V. Dont if that makes a difference.
I vacuumed the lamp well out to get any glass specs out due the exploded bulb and installed the new one. Also vacuumed the filter. The projector looked fairly clean inside.
On the first try I heard a crunch as I was screwing it in, plugged the projector in and turned it on but I got the red lamp led flashing after a couple of minutes and my heart sank.
I took the lamp out again and upon inspection noticed one of pins in the connector had pushed in, so pulled it out and raised the latch on the pin a bit more and reinstalled the pin in the connector socket. This time when I installed the lamp in the projector I pushed it all the way in to feel the connector engage before tightening the screws. The lamp fired up right away and I am back in business.
I don't see any discoloration, whites are bright white, no convergence issues, black screen does not look totally black, but I dont think it ever did. I do see a couple of 4"x4" spots with a faint green hue on black screen which I think are dust blobs.
I must say it been a while since I had a fresh bulb and it's hard to compare to when I got the projector originally almost exactly 7 years ago.
Maybe I'll post some pictures here for comment or maybe make a new thread.
I will dig around for best settings for a dedicated dark room, before I take the pictures.
If anyone has these handy pls feel free to PM me or post them right here.
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