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I recently got the dreaded message on my screen showing that its time to replace the bulb. I have gotten good use out of it, so I am not complaining. But since its my first time since I bought the PJ, I have some questions:


Note: It is a Toshiba MT-800 (Infocus 7205 basically)


1. When I search for a replacement bulb, I see some just the bulb and wiring, and some with the complete housing. The ones with the housing are significantly more $$. Whats the difference really? Can I use the original housing?


2. How hard are these to install?


3. Any reputable dealers I should contact? I have a call into AVS, but haven't heard back from them yet.


4. What is the typical warranty on these bulbs? Anywhere sell extended warranties?


Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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The part # of the replacement lamp you need is SP-LAMP-006 and it should come with a new housing. Only problem is that the price is a totally ridiculous $500.


Still, I wouldn't pay $250 to $300 for a hokey solution that does not come with the housing either.


I'd look on e-bay for a Infocus SP5700, SP7200, SP7205, SP7210, LP650 or a DP6500X which has died but whose lamp is relatively new, and see if you can get one for cheap.


If not, junk the projector and get a new one. You can get something better for under a grand.
 
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