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DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:31 pm

Wow...talk about price disparity!! My DLP tv is starting to dim a bit and taking longer to light up than id like so i went looking for bulbs today. For the same bulb some sites charged as much as 300 bucks..man my rectal cavity got really tight when i saw that. After scads of sites and searches i finally found one for 110 bucks shipped. Anyone who has a DLP set would do themselves a favor by doing an exaustive search cuz not all of like quality and price.
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:19 am

Yeah, if you pay retail for a bulb you're gonna get raped.

Out of curiosity, how long did your bulb last you?
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:50 am

I had a panasonic LCD projector the bulbs where 300 dollars, I replace 3 in about a year and a half. Sold it for a hundred bucks, and yes he new about the bulb problem. If I was to get one now I would get one of those LED DLP's. I think samsung makes one.
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:53 am

Vrock wrote:Yeah, if you pay retail for a bulb you're gonna get raped.

Out of curiosity, how long did your bulb last you?


Well..ive had the set almost 2 yrs and its on 12+ hrs a day so im happy with that..its not completely gone but i figured that i better get one as to have a replacement when it did. Just a guess id say its got 6k hrs on it.
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:05 am

Are they easy to replace?
My Samsung DLP is a little a year and a half old.
May I ask what reseller you found that had the best deal?
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:08 am

newbie_of_jan0502 wrote:If I was to get one now I would get one of those LED DLP's. I think samsung makes one.
Last I heard those LED DLPs had hotspotting, color, and geometry issues. I'd avoid until Samsung works those issues out.
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:20 am

FroBozz_Inc wrote:Are they easy to replace?
My Samsung DLP is a little a year and a half old.
May I ask what reseller you found that had the best deal?



Really easy to replace..a 15 min job if that. Mine is a Samsung 50" as well...and its been a really great set. Here is where i got the bulb..notice that its the Philips bulb. Others are knock offs and not as good.

http://www.discount-merchant.com/

What i really like is there service. I ordered it at 8:30am yesterday morning and they shipped it by 9:30am the same day :o
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:40 pm

Just one more reason I like my rear projection CRT no bulbs to burn out.
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:50 pm

LicketySplit wrote:Well..ive had the set almost 2 yrs and its on 12+ hrs a day.
Jebus. Couch potato much? :P
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:50 pm

UberGerbil wrote:
LicketySplit wrote:Well..ive had the set almost 2 yrs and its on 12+ hrs a day.
Jebus. Couch potato much? :P

He leaves it on for his dog Muffin :wink:
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:17 pm

Hance wrote:Just one more reason I like my rear projection CRT no bulbs to burn out.

Well, rear projection CRTs start dying the moment you turn them on, and once they're done they're done. You can increase the life of the phosphors in that CRT set by ensuring your contrast and brightness settings are correct, but once it starts to dim you've got to junk it. With microdisplays you just pop in a new bulb and it's like you have a new TV.
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:01 pm

I have no idea on the life span of them but if they are even close to the life span of a regular CRT it will be a long long time before I have to worry about that.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:23 pm

Well...i had a really nice 55 inch rear projection tv...it lasted 1 1/2 yrs before it went tits up...luck to ya man :wink:
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:45 am

Hance wrote:I have no idea on the life span of them but if they are even close to the life span of a regular CRT it will be a long long time before I have to worry about that.
Depends on your contrast/brightness settings but they usually dim noticeably at about 10,000 hours. I've a 7 year old RPTV upstairs that's still plenty bright, but I've never run it in "torch" mode.
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:59 am

Hance wrote:I have no idea on the life span of them but if they are even close to the life span of a regular CRT it will be a long long time before I have to worry about that.



I agree with you. For all the advances that you get with DLP HDTV, the fact that you gotta buy and change a bulb is a huge turn off.
Same thing with projectors, which is why I sold mine.

I'll be happy with my 50,000 LCD, a well engineered proven solution. Just check out all the laptops and desktop LCDs still running after years and years of use.
LED back lighting will only make them better.
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Re: DLP Bulbs

Postposted on Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:05 am

The bulb on my SXRD set is rated for 8,000 hours. I'll probably replace the set before I replace the bulb.
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