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Toshiba ET1 - Cheap Replacement Bulb

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Gordon WT, May 14, 2005.

  1. Gordon WT

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    I bought one of these projectors a couple of weeks ago for about £365 and I have to say it is fantastic for the money. I got a 5ft pull-down screen from Ebay for less than £50 and attached it to my bedroom wall. With the projector sitting on a chair not that far way from the screen I get a tremendous picture for the money. :thumbsup: I'm using a Sony Dav-550 through component inputs and Progressive Scan.

    Anyway, I was looking for the cheapest place to buy a replacement bulb (hopefully the original will last close to it's stated 2000 hours - though I doubt it will!!) and found this site:

    http://www.tsi-europe.com/acatalog/TLPET1.html

    Can anybody beat that price?

    Gordon
     
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    That's a pretty good price for a lamp, even though it's almost half the cost of the pj it's for. Many are twice that price.

    This is more typical:

    http://www.bltdirect.co.uk/cat2004_1.htm

    I used Google and there are a few places selling lamps.

    Gary.
     
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    I'd be careful of shelling out for a new bulb now unless you are a heavy user and are very likely to need a replacement while the unit is still under warranty.

    What if the unit requires a costly fix when just out of warranty? You may decide you've had your money's worth and buy a new PJ...PJ
     
  4. Gordon WT

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    Very true.

    I was just checking out the best places to get a bulb for when the inevitable happens.

    To be honest if I get a year out of it at that price I'll be happy. You normally have to spend a grand to get a PJ that works as well as the Tosh. It's been a great introduction to PJ's for me as I had never seriously considered them for Home Cinema, thinking that a big plasma was the way to go......now I would consider a better model in the future with improved contrast.

    Gordon
     

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