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Posted: 8/1/2005 5:55:38 PM EDT
Lamp went out. Had to order another one. $200. Easy to replace but $200 every two years? That's expensive. Case of Q3131A
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:58:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By alaman:
Lamp went out. Had to order another one. $200. Easy to replace but $200 every two years? That's expensive. Case of Q3131A



WHOAAAA!!! Which model? I was just about to buy this:

This is the one.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:11:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 6:13:13 PM EDT by alaman]
43 inch. Samsung guy told me 2 years was normal to replace. HLN 43W
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:13:55 PM EDT
Yeah thats normal. You didn't know that.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:13:56 PM EDT
For my Sony VegaThe bulbs are supposed to last about 5000 hours - i think that is what i was told. You must have be watching the hell out of some High-def!!!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:14:41 PM EDT
I have a Toshiba 52" DLP that I bought last October.

I am also expecting a limited lifetime for the light engine - although I'm expecting to see about 3-4 years because I only use the LOW output setting. The replacement cost for the Toshiba TALEN light engine is about $350.

If I do get 3-4 years out of it I'll consider it just the cost of doing business because I love that big screen DLP!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:17:37 PM EDT
I have a Samsung DLP too. They claim 8000 hours on the lamp.
Cypher in the normal 50% marketing hype and I expect 4000 hours.
I expect to buy a lamp every year - and will do so with a smile
on my face. Damn nice having HD and big widescreen.

DanM
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:26:39 PM EDT
I got a mitsubishi going on 3 years same bulb. Another Toshiba downstairs going close to 10 years same bulb.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:10:41 PM EDT
Damn a ten year old DLP!!


Must have been purchased as a proto!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:15:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DanM:
I have a Samsung DLP too. They claim 8000 hours on the lamp.
Cypher in the normal 50% marketing hype and I expect 4000 hours.
I expect to buy a lamp every year - and will do so with a smile
on my face. Damn nice having HD and big widescreen.

DanM



Well the bonus is a nice new picture unlike plasma. And prices are dropping on the bulbs if I am not mistaken that bulb he repalced cost $400 2 years ago
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:18:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:19:05 PM EDT
Guess you didn't get the extended warranty. I got a five year warranty on mine for 199.00, the lamp is covered.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:19:14 PM EDT
my 4year old HDTV CRT is still working just fine. I like CRTs, heavy but I don't have to replace the bulb every 2 years.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:23:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
my 4year old HDTV CRT is still working just fine. I like CRTs, heavy but I don't have to replace the bulb every 2 years.



Yea and you get that nice little picture.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:24:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 10:19:15 PM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By SevilNecrophile:

Originally Posted By alaman:
Lamp went out. Had to order another one. $200. Easy to replace but $200 every two years? That's expensive. Case of Q3131A



WHOAAAA!!! Which model? I was just about to buy this:

This is the one.

images.tigerdirect.com/skuimages/large/S223-5002main.jpg



We have one of these, a 50", Its great, however, this is one product where it makes sense to get the extended service plan, because of what a bulb can run you.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:46:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 7:52:12 PM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By twonami:
my 4year old HDTV CRT is still working just fine. I like CRTs, heavy but I don't have to replace the bulb every 2 years.



Yea and you get that nice little picture.


true but for the bedroom a 30" 16:9 works well
should be fun when I need to chnage the bulb on my projector. $500 the last time I looked
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:56:16 PM EDT
on the bright side, it probably doesn't make that high pitched whining sound that the 19" I bought 7 years ago as a display model makes
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:58:41 PM EDT
I find it shocking that people spend so much on TV. For the price of a fancy TV I would much rather buy a new saddle or rifle. I have basic cable only because it is included in my HOA dues.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:01:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ardenner:
I find it shocking that people spend so much on TV. For the price of a fancy TV I would much rather buy a new saddle or rifle. I have basic cable only because it is included in my HOA dues.



Its all about the home theater experience! I have over 200 DVD's of sci fi, horror, suspense, war, action and westerns. Its amazing watching them in hi definition with a booming surround sound system. I'm dying to recreate my buddy's setup and I'm selling an M1a to do it!
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:06:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ardenner:
I find it shocking that people spend so much on TV. For the price of a fancy TV I would much rather buy a new saddle or rifle. I have basic cable only because it is included in my HOA dues.


some spend it on a saddle others spend it on a engine. Thats what hobbys are for, to burn up money
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:08:53 PM EDT
Sony LCD rear projection lamp went out just before the one year warranty. I found out they had some problems with the original lamp vendor. I figured I didn't have 1500 hours and probably more like 1000. We'll see how long this one goes. $200 if not in warranty.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:10:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Ardenner:
I find it shocking that people spend so much on TV. For the price of a fancy TV I would much rather buy a new saddle or rifle. I have basic cable only because it is included in my HOA dues.


some spend it on a saddle others spend it on a engine. Thats what hobbys are for, to burn up money


I suppose that is true. Maybe when I am older I will be more indoors oriented?

To the above poster, selling an M1A for a TV system is heresy.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:11:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 8:12:26 PM EDT by DanM]

Originally Posted By twonami:
some spend it on a saddle others spend it on a engine. Thats what hobbys are for, to burn up money



twonami hits a grand-slam, outa-da-park.

DanM
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:13:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ardenner:

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Ardenner:
I find it shocking that people spend so much on TV. For the price of a fancy TV I would much rather buy a new saddle or rifle. I have basic cable only because it is included in my HOA dues.


some spend it on a saddle others spend it on a engine. Thats what hobbys are for, to burn up money


I suppose that is true. Maybe when I am older I will be more indoors oriented?

To the above poster, selling an M1A for a TV system is heresy.



Its a chi-com. The USA built M1a's are here to stay! (Even though 80% of the parts are USGI anyway.)
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:29:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By DanM:
I have a Samsung DLP too. They claim 8000 hours on the lamp.
Cypher in the normal 50% marketing hype and I expect 4000 hours.
I expect to buy a lamp every year - and will do so with a smile
on my face. Damn nice having HD and big widescreen.

DanM



Well the bonus is a nice new picture unlike plasma. And prices are dropping on the bulbs if I am not mistaken that bulb he repalced cost $400 2 years ago



lol my Pioneer 50 plasma is 3.5 years old and it is brighter than you DLP will ever be. Direct view sets rule in screen brightness, homie.
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