Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mikeym, Jan 11, 2012.
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Hi, first off sorry for the basic questions but this is my first time with a projector so I have a few questions. I have just been given a hand-me-down Philips LC 3631 projector and was trying to make the most out of what is now an older projector. The first thing that comes to mind is getting a reasonable screen to project onto. The next thing that occurs is that it must be well through its 6000 hour bulb life. I was looking at replacing a bulb and most appear to be well outside my budget, £400+ for a lamp. I did find bulbs for less. Would this be a problem to replace? I've seen that some lamps have a circuit that shuts down the lamp after a certain number of running hours, would that be a problem if I only replaced the bulb on my projector? How hard is it to replace the bulb? The cheapest bulb I've been able to source is about £96 and is non-branded and says it is compatible with the LCA3122 bulb for my projector. But its spec shows it as being 2400 lumen with a contrast of 600:1 where as my projector is only 1100 lumen with a contrast of 300:1. Does this mean that it isn't really compatible? If it is what would it mean for the life of my projector?
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No problem, I've done it too.
My first thought is that it's a very old projector and it might not be worth a new bulb, but I hope our resident experts can advise.
Thanks. Fingers crossed someone will be able to answer my questions. To my mind it might be worth it for a sub £100 bulb, but I'm not sure about spending more than that.
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