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post #31 of 38 Old 11-17-09, 03:38 PM
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Re: How Long Does Your Projector Lamp Last?

In answer to a specific question about my Optoma H31, I used the econo mode exclusively as my HT room is dark. It had good ventilation, but, did shut down on occasion when it got too hot. Dennis

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Aren't these the units that had the sticky iris causing this problem?
My unit was sent off for repair and the report came back that it was defintately the bulb. Also I could switch off the auto iris, and it still gave problems.
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Well i had terrible experience with refurb bulbs. I prefer buying new ones.

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I have a Panasonic PT-AX200 which started the infamous flicker at just 300 hours. I bought it off a solo man company who fought me over replacing it; I went to what we call the "Disputes Tribunal" here in NZ who ruled that he had to pay me out for the price of a new bulb. I have yet to see any actual money however...

Untill I see any money I'll be putting up with the flicker.
Just curious. What mode are you watching in?

I had the same problem. My remedy that worked was running in Dynamic Mode overnight (almost 8 hours), and shut it off in the morning. When I got home and turned on the game. No more flickers. I watch exclusively in Normal mode.

I've checked around and the wives tale is the lower powered modes don't burn equally and that causes the flicker.

All I know is I tried it and it worked for me. When I did this my bulb had 240 hours on it. I'm now at 1800 hours and haven't had a flicker since. Good luck.
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I have an Optoma projector, and the original bulb exploded after 600-ish hours (literally exploded - glass flying and smoke everywhere). The replacement bulb is in the 500 hour range and is visibly dimmer than it started, and it takes almost a minute to warm up when the projector is turned on. The projector is mounted in the open and has good airflow around it.
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I have an Optoma projector, and the original bulb exploded after 600-ish hours (literally exploded - glass flying and smoke everywhere).
This seems to be a reoccurring theme with Optoma projectors. I have hears of about 10 people that have had this problem just here on this forum. Not good at all.

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My Optoma H31's original bulb is still working with a decent picture at almost 7,000 hours! I have replaced the projector, but, will sell the Optoma with the old bulb still in it. However, I am throwing in a new bulb to the buyer. Have fun. Dennis

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I have 750 hours on my PE7700
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