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How long will a projector last??

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Chipster, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. Chipster

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    I have seen a few threads and FAQ,s where people have mentioned LCD panel warp etc. I also gather that DLP components last longer.

    My questions are: Has anyone ever worn out a projector and is there a rule of thumb as to a pj's life span in hours. Typically used in a clean, permanently mounted situation.

    I realise of course there are many variables but am I going to buy something that lasts for say 5000 hours, only to find out its time to think about replacing it again.

    Thanks again for all your help.

    Chipster.
     
  2. Kramer

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    Do a search under member "Calibos".

    He's worn one out IIRC :D

    No reason why a PJ shouldn't last a few years if not "abused".

    TBH, I wouldn't get "hung up" on this issue. Chances are you'll be looking at an upgrade long before your (current) PJ nears its end.

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    LAMP life and lamp cost are worth considering as LCD panels lamps are consumable items!
     
  4. calibos

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    I'll have you know kramer that I do not 'abuse' my PJ's...........................I just run them 10hours a day, 7 days a week for on average 48weeks.......at which time they blow up on me! :D :D I put them through some punishment alright but I do not abuse them! :D :D

    Nearly at 2000hrs (7 months) on my AE300 btw!
     
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    at current costs, i start to think more and more of the projector itself as a consumable item. When it dies it makes more financial sense to buy something new and sell the old one on letting someone else fix it

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