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Beware: Does NOT get advertised LED life
on November 29, 2010
I bought this projector earlier this year, hoping I could use it as a monitor replacement for 10,000~30,000 hours. At the beginning it was working fine with both digital and analog video sources.
After running it for several months with an analog input, I connected it again to a VGA computer output and noticed that the colors in the center were way off (dark and yellowish). I concluded that some sections in one of the color LED light sources (it rapidly switches between R/G/B illumination to produce an illusion of full color) began to fail, LONG BEFORE the advertised 30,000 hours. There was no way to fix the problem. The center of the screen now has a noticeable brown spot, which makes it virtually unusable.
THIS PROJECTOR DID NOT GIVE ME MORE THAN 4000 HOURS OF OPERATIONAL TIME. It appears that the LED sources in this projector have not been adequately tested before the lamp life was claimed, and it may be that the LED heat sinks in this projector are insufficient.
You will probably NOT be able to run this for the full advertised 30,000 hours, which makes it no more cost-effective than regular, brighter projectors.
I spent [...] bucks to bring you this information. You are welcome.