Originally Posted by Surge2018
I think your math is off, or you’re trying to rationalize why a laser projector won’t be suitable for you. Sony says the laser in the 995ES will have a life of 20,000 hours. That’s 7.4 years given your stated 2700 hours of use per year. Do you *really* watch almost 8 hours of video content each day, 365 days a year?! When do you have time to work
On top of that, I don't believe Sony's 20,000 hours. They said their lamps last 6,000 hours on low lamp. I ran my 675ES on low lamp and the bulb took a crap, hard, at 880 hours. My friend's 285ES (also a 6000 hour bulb) had to be replaced at 2200 hours it was about 40% of capacity. Based on Sony's lying ratings on their bulbs, I can extrapolate that its laser will last about 10,000 hours. Most owners probably wont even get that far. I would. I am another 2800 hour a year user. Projector is generally on from 10pm to 6am every day and then sometimes during the day if I do some development work.
Video: JVC RS4500 135" screen in pure black room no light, htpc nvidia 1080ti.
Audio: Anthem mrx720 running 7.1.4, McIntosh MC-303, MC-152, B&W 802d3 LR, B&W HTM1D3 center, B&W 805d3 surround, B&W 702S2 rear, B&W 706s2 x 4 shelf mounted for atmos, 2 sub arrays both infinite baffle: 4x15 fi audio running on behringer ep4000 + 4x12 fi audio running on 2nd ep4000.