I am asking for volunteers with new JVC projectors to be part of a project looking to answer the question: For new 2011-2012 JVC projectors, what is the chance of a projector lamp failing (catastrophically, or by excessive dimming) within 6 months or 600 hours? If you have recently purchased (or have on order) one of the new 2011-2012 JVC projectors, and are willing to pledge a small amount of your time to providing data for this project, please either PM me or you can just respond to this thread. The deadline for signing up for the project has been extended to Friday 16th of December. Note that you do not necessarily need to have your projector in-house by this date. You can still sign up now if you have a projector on order, even if you do not expect to receive it until sometime after Dec 9th. To sign up, you should either have, or have on order, one of the following JVC projectors: DLA-RS45 or DLA-X30 DLA-RS55 or DLA-X70 DLA-RS65 or DLA-X90 NOTE: You must be willing to post or PM your results either once a month for 6 months, or every 100 hours of lamp usage up to 600 hours. We cannot obtain good statistical data if the people who have no issues stop reporting results after a month or two, and the people who do have issues continue reporting. That is why volunteers will need to follow through for 6 months or 600 hours, even if you are experiencing no issues. When you post or PM me to sign up, please include: 1) the projector model that you will be providing data for 2) your best guess for when you will have the projector in-house and ready for measurements 3) whether you have (or intend to purchase) a light meter for brightness measurements. Note that a cheap light meter suitable for this purpose can be purchased for as little as $20. If you don't have a meter, check out this post. Feel free to post in this thread if you can recommend other good meters or where to purchase cheap light meters. We will need as many people as possible participating in this project in order to get meaningful results, so please volunteer if you possibly can. My hope is that, within 3 to 6 months, we will have evidence showing that either the lamps in these new JVC projectors are holding up well, or that the lamps are failing prematurely. If the latter, perhaps the evidence will be enough to entice JVC to make fixing this issue a priority.