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Quick question - AE100 bulbs, where?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Dystran, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Dystran

    Dystran
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    Hello I have an AE100 - I wondered, its probably about time I buy a replacement bulb before they stop producing them perhaps? (even though I have a fair amount fo time left).

    Any ideas where I can get a bulk one from?

    Also, in your opinon how long are these bulbs likely to be available for?


    Many thanks for any advice
     
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    Unless you are going to need one in the next year I`d think about whether it`s worth getting one. In a year`s time its likely the AE300 will be down to about 600 quid in price, with the AE500 not much more. Is it worth spending nearly 300 quid on a lamp for an aging projector when a new and better projector only costs twice that? In my opinion (and I own a AE100) , I think I will just buy a new projector when my bulb runs out. (which at the rate I`m going maybe about 2010!)

    Chris
     
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    i put 3200hrs on my pta100 in 18 months and after that time the picture started to look alot duller coupled with the fact i was starting to see some heat damage to the optics,

    thus i decided to upgrade to the 300 rather than pay £300 for a new bulb. It cost me just over a grand (i paid £1400 for my 100 :eek: )

    so in net terms i only had to pay £700 extra for a better machine.

    my intention is to use it alot less than the 100 so i can keep the 300 for a bit longer
     

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