Sanyo plv-30 lamp life.

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  1. Timh

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    Hi all
    Whats the estimated lamp life for a plv-30?

    Also whats the cost of replacing it, and can it be done by yourself or is it a dealer job.

    Also whats the cieling bracket price?

    Cheers
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  2. Chris Frost

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    Timh,
    Estimated lamp life is about 2000hrs.

    Replacement cost of the complete lamp module is approx £330 inc VAT

    Yes, anyone can do it. The lamp module seals the bulb out of harms way, so the process is very simple.

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  3. Timh

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    Cheers Chris, I'd better start saving for a plv-30


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  4. Lars Hanssen

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    I thought it was 3000 hours? I seem to have read that from some german dealers. Does it have a "eco-mode" and if it has, what is the Lumen difference?
    Has anyone tried sanyo with progressive PAL yet?

    Still looking,

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  5. Chris Frost

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    Lars,
    Sanyo UK quote 2000 hrs. This might be a conservative estimate on their part, but in our experience (12yrs as a Sanyo distributor) they tend to be fairly accurate.

    I have heard reports that lamps can last longer if you just leave them on constantly. In some cases it can double the lamp life.

    Of course, you wouldn't actually operate the projector in this way, but it does illustrate how much lamp wear the power on/off cycle produces. Perhaps your local dealers were talking about this?

    I have been through the user menus quite thoroughly. There doesn't appear to be an economy mode in the UK spec machines. No other current Sanyo single lamp projector has this feature either to the best of my knowledge.

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  6. Timh

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    Hi Chris
    Could you also give us the price of the ceiling mounting bracket for the Sanyo.

    Cheers
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    Hi Chris.
    Thank you for your reply. The "Eco-mode"-bit was mere spculation on my part, a suggestion to explain the two differing hour counts. I think you are right, it must also depend on the way you are using the projector as much as a fixed number of hours. I got my 3000 hours from here:
    http://grobi.tv/scripts/index.cfm/FuseAction/UnserProgramm.ShowProductDetails/ID/450

    I guess nobody has tried the Sanyo with progressive PAL yet?

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  8. Chris Frost

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    Timh,
    The Sanyo bracket is (er... how to put this politely...) less than attractive. It is available as a special order item from Japan, expect to pay around £300 and wait.. and wait.. and wait..


    There are better alternatives available closer to home. The most popular bracket right now is the British made Gyrolok.

    Gyrolok is designed around universal joints, so it can mount to uneven surfaces yet allow the projector to be levelled perfectly. It comes in a kit that allows wall or ceiling mounting.

    There is no retail price as such, but street price is about £240 inc VAT.

    If anyone is interested I'll get the brochure scanned for emailing.


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