Any video projector buffs here?

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Got the video projector all set up, fabbed a ceiling mount for the projector. The audio cable just got here today so I can connect it to my preamp... also need to get a couple pull down window shades to block the light a bit
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Watch the ventilation on the projector or she will overheat. The bulbs make a big bang when they go, unless its LED. They all need cooling space.
 

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Watch the ventilation on the projector or she will overheat. The bulbs make a big bang when they go, unless its LED. They all need cooling space.
So I should maybe keep spare bulb on hand? Are they easy to change?
 

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I burned my fingers on LEDs, too…
I would believe it, they throw a lot of light. I never blew a bulb in traditional projectors, they did lose brightness though. I had a sony one last more than 4000 hours but it had custom cooling. Always went overkill with cooling.
 

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So I should maybe keep spare bulb on hand? Are they easy to change?
Easy to change yes, but if you let them blow up glass goes everywhere inside the enclosure, a bit messy. Keep the cooling and ventilation space up and stay within the hour limits of the bulb and you'll be fine. I am not sure how LED's behave when they go, I had the traditional style bulbs, NEC, Sony, Acer, and Viewsonic projectors. Gave in and got a Sony 4k TV recently, sharper picture but not as big screen as a projector can throw.
 

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Lamp life, hours of continuous use, expected number of hours before it blows. Doesn’t mean turn it off after an hour!
OK so you saying I should keep a log every time I use it for how long I ran it? Specs say lamp life is 50,000 hours.
 

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OK so you saying I should keep a log every time I use it for how long I ran it? Specs say lamp life is 50,000 hours.
Some of the newer units do that for you and will flash a reminder to replace the bulb because the internal clock has logged 50,000 hours. The bulb is the most expensive item in the projector, so they want to sell them.
 
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