You can now pick up projectors for well under £1000, but the lamps seem to still cost half the price of the whole projector in some cases, how can the manufactourers justify the high price of replacement lamps? will the price of lamps drop as everything els has, after all in comparisn, how come you can buy a dvd player for £30, with all the components, processors laser motors etc.. and then compared to a glass lamp mounted in a reflector for £400? thats a bit of a RIP OFF, i can buy a top of the range crt 32" tv for that! I understand that certain street lighting uses metal halyde lamps, simular to projectors and ive seen prices for £25 for street lamp bulbs. I think the manufatoures are cashing in on spare parts because they are loosing too much money through competition on finnished products, come on if you realy wanted a dvd player im sure you would spend £100 for the same £30 spec machien, if £100 was the cheapest one on the market.