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Sagem Axium HD-D56B 100,000 hour bulb life???

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by andywilliams007, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. andywilliams007

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    The Press release for the new Sagem 56B states:

    "DLP™ technology really comes into its own on a big screen, the picture quality beats most equivalent plasma and LCD screens but has the added advantage of longevity, with a lamp lifespan of around 100,000 viewing hours. The loss of brightness is only 20% over 3-4 years but can easily be restored by replacing the lamp, which reverts the picture brightness back to 100% clarity as it was on day one, compared to that of plasma technology which can suffer a permanent loss of around 70% over a 6 year period."


    The press release can be found at:
    http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/shownews.php?id=8156

    If this is the case it seems a pretty good set to go for.
     
  2. Tarbat

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    There's something very strange going on with stated lamp life. Everyone used to say 6000 - 8000 hours. Then Samsung started quoting 30,000 and 45,000 hours, and now Sagem up the stakes to 100,000. It's good to see manufacturers being more open with their lamp life figures. Although Sagem still seem to be saying you'll need to change the lamp after 3 - 4 years to restore brightness, which seems to conflict with the 100,000 hours.
     
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    I agree this is great news and even at 20% loss of brightness, at 700cd/m2 to start with - (up from the 500 quoted on the last HD-D50 (which is still excellent in any light!), the 450nits quoted on the Optoma (guess this is all the same thing???) and the 3-400 brightness claimed by older sets) - that is still 560cd/m2 in my maths.

    20% reduction and still better than the one I have at present - suits me!:smashin:

    Can't wait for mine to arrive.

    Cheers:clap:
     
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    but the thing is if u get 20% reduction in 3-4 years at 8 hours a day that is only around 9-12 thousand hours, so were does half brighness come in? around 25 thousand hours?
     
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    Snort chortle chortle (Viz style)...seriously though just read a glossy review of the Sagem - looks like I may have to ditch the wait for a HDTV CRP fromn Samsung and go DLP - what is the smallest size as 46" is too big for the room!

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    As I understand it from Comet, the HD-D56 version they offer does not come with detachable speakers (as shown on most pictures of the HD-D46 version and physically at some stores), so as far as the HD-D56 pictures are concerned - WYSIWYG :D

    Cheers
     
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    '100,000 Hour bulb life', they are referring to the life of the DMD chip.
     
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    Says who? Their own press release says ".....with a lamp lifespan of around 100,000 viewing hours" Are you saying Sagem, the manufacturers, don't know the difference between a lamp and a chip? And I didn't realise the DMD chip will only lasy 100,000 hours - is that true?
     
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    Yep!
     
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    well again, if they are indeed mistaken and the bulb does not last anywhere near 100,000hrs then it is a clear cut case of mis-representation. we can all take themn to court for compensation as "we" as consumers would rely upon information provided by the manufacturer when making a purchase. we are not talking big money just enough to cover the TV i should imagine :D
     
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    100,000 hours bulb life sounds truly fantastic. Thinking of getting one of these when they come out. Has anyone seen them in action or found a review anywhere? Can't seem to find anything at the moment.

    Btw noticed that this set doesn't support 1080p only 1080i, should I hold out for a 1080p set? The budget would be no more than 3k and must be 50''+, any suggestions?
     
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    OK... don't keep us in suspense :eek:

    What's the cost of replacing the bulb ????

    Looking at this set right now.... impressive piece if kit.
     
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    I'll think you will find that 100,000 hours should be 10,000 hours.

    The normal life of the lamp 8,000 hours but in eco mode you can get 10,000 hours. The life of the DLP Mirrors is around 100,000 hours.

    Think 10 hours a day that would mean you would get 27 years.
     
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    27 years .... I will be 86 years old :)
     
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    Check with Andrew Gorman Technical Support Manager B2C For SAGEM Communication UK Ltd

    100,000 Hours for the DLP Chip Is Great.
     

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