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I need help choosing my next projector. I am looking for a 1080p projector that will be used as a main viewer. That means at the least 8 hours of usage a day. The projector will be used for TV viewing, blu-ray, and video games. Any suggestions on a projector that has good lamp life so I don't find my self buying a new lamp every 6 to 8 months. All help will be appreciated.


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I have been looking at the AE1000, AE2000, and HC5000.


Personally I love Panasonic projectors... I have an AE700 panny right now and its been a champ. I think the lens shift really works well for me since placement isn’t optimal at my place. Image quality is also great.


Unfortunately I don’t think projectors make the best primary display devices… im saying this only from a bulb life point of view.


As much as I would like to use my PJ for EVERYTHING… its just not practical for me since I cant afford to keep dumping money into bulbs. Maybe one of those extended warranties which also cover bulbs might be worth looking at.
 

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Originally Posted by agmataa003 /forum/post/14346024


Hello Experts,


I need help choosing my next projector. I am looking for a 1080p projector that will be used as a main viewer. That means at the least 8 hours of usage a day. The projector will be used for TV viewing, blu-ray, and video games. Any suggestions on a projector that has good lamp life so I don't find my self buying a new lamp every 6 to 8 months. All help will be appreciated.


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maximizing pj lamp life is one reason why many folks (me included) get an inexpensive flat panel for general tv watching (news, weather, mash, etc) thereby saving pj/lamp for more 'important' viewing, ie movies, concerts, etc.

works great!!



edit-i dont actually worry about using the pj/lamp too much. i just like to watch a movie or concert 8-10 times (~20 hours) a month instead of 6 or 8 hours a day-i use the flat panel for that. and i dont actually watch that much, mostly listen.
 

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i think the Mitsubishi's have like 5000 hours in low lamp mode.??? i could be wrong, but it hink the HC5000 and HC6000 do this.


i have a Benq W9000 1080p and i could not be happier with it! i use it for all my viewing daily (but not 8 hours a day..i work ya know) and as for lamps,..well they are only 300-400.00 so that's not too bad every couple of years..if i even have this thing that long. i tend to upgrade a lot
 

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i think the Mitsubishi's have like 5000 hours in low lamp mode.??? i could be wrong, but it hink the HC5000 and HC6000 do this.


i have a Benq W9000 1080p and i could not be happier with it! i use it for all my viewing daily (but not 8 hours a day..i work ya know) and as for lamps,..well they are only 300-400.00 so that's not too bad every couple of years..if i even have this thing that long. i tend to upgrade a lot

I think PJ bulb life is more of a crapshoot sometimes... Some people have really bad luck where bulbs blow out after 400-500 hours...


Sometimes the enviroment the PJ effects it more than anything else. I even have an APC battery on mine incase power faliur to cool to bulb.


On hot days ill turn the AC on just to help keep the rack cooler...


I agree with the other above poster... buying a cheap LCD tv as a general use screen is the best way to extend bulb life.
 
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