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#322633 - 09/15/10 02:46 PM Projector bulb - need a new one!
Worfzara Offline
aficionado

Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 709
Loc: London area, Ont, Canada
I am at 1800 hrs on my bulb and in the menu the time is starting to flash in RED. I know I should still have a couple hundred more at least, but I don't want to get caught either.

Anybody know where to get a new bulb for projector in Canada for a good price. I have a Panasonic PT-AE900U.

Thanks
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#322646 - 09/15/10 03:22 PM Re: Projector bulb - need a new one! [Re: Worfzara]
medic8r Offline
axiomite

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6398
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Hey, that's the exact projector I just replaced a bulb in.

I looked online extensively. Prices on a genuine Panasonic brand bulb ranged from about US$300 to $350. Generic bulbs could be had as low as the high $100s or low $200s, I think, but I didn't consider them becuase online reviews painted a scary picture - poor reliability, burning out after 200, 500, 700 hours, poor levels of light, you name it. Many people got burned, so I went brand and ordered from B&H Photo in NYC*, the cheapest price I found. It was shipped super secure in two or three layers of packaging. It arrived the day they said it would (in 3 days). Highly recommended, if they ship to Canada.

* Somewhere, Mark's ears just perked up.
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#322647 - 09/15/10 03:23 PM Re: Projector bulb - need a new one! [Re: medic8r]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
BTW, I gathered that you were at the homecoming, but I'm sorry to say that our paths didn't cross. Next time?
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#322718 - 09/15/10 07:02 PM Re: Projector bulb - need a new one! [Re: medic8r]
Worfzara Offline
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Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 709
Loc: London area, Ont, Canada
I checked out B&H photo's web site $301 for the bulb. That is a good price, and they will ship to Canada. Haven't checked out shipping and duties yet.

I checked the manual on the projector and it says that bulb should last 2700 to 3000 hours. No sure why in the menu started blinking in red at me with only 1800 hours.

And yes, I was there on the weekend. I seemed to have missed the group picture also.

Yes, next time, and I am sure there will be a next time!
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#322790 - 09/15/10 10:47 PM Re: Projector bulb - need a new one! [Re: Worfzara]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4486
Loc: Marion, IA
Go authentic! I replaced the bulb in my Sanyo after about 1400 hours (long story, but it was self inflicted thanks to my kids being "cold in the home theater" and cranking the heat with a vent above the projector!!!!... Oh wait, long story stopped.)

Anyway, I found a place online where you ship in your dead bulb (or pay a premium and then ship it in later) and they will take the bulb out of the casing and put a new one using "OEM" bulbs and send it back. Cost me like $100 shipped.

it isn't as bright, and it is leaning strong to the red spectrum, when the original for my Sanyo leaned towards blue. Contrast took a dump too.

I took the bulb to another guy's house (same Sanyo model)about 2 months ago and same result there, so it wasn't the projector.
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#322877 - 09/16/10 02:54 PM Re: Projector bulb - need a new one! [Re: Worfzara]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3188
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hey Worf,

Try unplugging your projector and let it re-set. The LEDs on my DLP Samsung started blinking and I thought, oh-oh, there goes the bulb. It's six years old. I thought, what the heck, maybe it's a glitch in the sensor system, so I unplugged the TV and let it "rest" overnight. Since then, no problems. It's been great ever since.

So try that and see if the problem goes away.

Regards,
Alan
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#322883 - 09/16/10 03:01 PM Re: Projector bulb - need a new one! [Re: alan]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10911
Loc: Central NH
Hey Alan, have you replaced that bulb yet?

I think we bought our Samsung DLPs at the same time, and I'm still on the original bulb!
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#322893 - 09/16/10 03:28 PM Re: Projector bulb - need a new one! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Worfzara Offline
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Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 709
Loc: London area, Ont, Canada
OK Alan, I will try that, although just to calrify, it's not the LED on the outside of the projector, it is in the menu where it shows me how many hours are on the bulb. Right now it is blinking 1803 in red. It used to be just stationaly and in white like the rest of the menu text.

I can't find anything in the manual about it. The projector is working fine otherwise.

I still think it's not a bad idea to have a spare bulb, just in case.
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Axiom M80, VP180, Qs8, EP500
Panasonic PT-AU900
AudioTrak AT-6100
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#322894 - 09/16/10 03:36 PM Re: Projector bulb - need a new one! [Re: Worfzara]
Worfzara Offline
aficionado

Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 709
Loc: London area, Ont, Canada
Isnt' it cool when you Google your AV issue and find our own original post on the Axiom forums?

Is this what they mean by "circular reference"?
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Axiom M80, VP180, Qs8, EP500
Panasonic PT-AU900
AudioTrak AT-6100
Denon AVR-990

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#322897 - 09/16/10 04:03 PM Re: Projector bulb - need a new one! [Re: Worfzara]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6398
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Hey, you gave me a good idea. I'm gonna keep my original bulb as an emergency backup. It had 2700 hours on it and I got the same messages you did, but I wonder: if I reset the bulb hours counter on the menu and put in the original bulb again, would it play without those warnings, as if it were new? i.e, can I outsmart the machine? Hmm.
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