Dear Members, It has been less then 1 year since i bought my X1 and i probably used it around 600 to 700 hours lat time ichecked it was around 600 and something Unfortunatly 2 days ago i came home and turned it via the remote and it made some serious noise the image came on to my scream then a sandy picture and then BLACK, i tried to turn it on and off a few times and yes the red light is bilinking. I opened it cleaned the filters hoping that the worst didnt happen but nothing so i brought it to the repair shop a certified dealer and they said that the lamp was gone when i opened it the lamp was still in one piece but for some reason or another the lamp is no longer working the guy told me that everything was ok and the PJ didnt have any problems and a new lamp would do the job of running it back. However the most important thing is that he said that i was luck he told me that most lamps fail after 3 or 5 hundred hours on X1 i wasnt expecting to use for 3000 or 4000 however common 500 or 700 hours thats not fair. They dot have the spare lamp in stock and it cost arond 600 usd in turkey so instead of back ordering it and waiting a month i am asking a friend of mine who is going tin the states to get me one for 300 usd but should i expect the new lamp the run less then 1000 hours how are you guys doing with your lamp life. Feed back on your lamp lives will be highly appreciated. thanks and cheeeeerrrrrrrsssssss to all of you .