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Calling all Panasonic PT-AE500 (TH-AE500) Users

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Drew2, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. Drew2

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    Jan 12, 2005
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    Tsukuba, Japan
    Hi Folks,

    Just to let you know that Panasonic are now no longer manufacturing replacement bulbs for this machine! :eek: Only 3yrs old and already put on the scrap heap!! :mad:

    So check out your local retailer for their stock situation hopefully there is a stockpile of them and bulbs will be available for many years to come. :rolleyes:

    My bulb is nearly unusable in "cinema" mode - constant brightness flickering, still a good picture on full power but fan noise can be annoying in quieter scenes. I run on full power for about an hour then switch back to cinema which sorts out the flicker for a while. :(

    Total Hrs = 3832 On/Off = 1016 '2000Hr' counter = 1658 Used for 22months.

    Cost of new bulb 26,775 yen - approx 135 quid = 3.5p an hour! :thumbsup:

    Will decide to buy some stock when new bulb arrives - want to see the difference in PQ and brightness, if a big leap then will get a few more otherwise will move PJ to bedroom and upgrade to a newer machine sometime next year. :rolleyes:

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