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2 bulbs blown.

Do I just have bad luck? I have owned this projector for 2 years, and two bulbs have simply died. got maybe 4 months from each bulb. Am I doing something wrong? I never turn off the thing at the source, I use the remote, which allows the fan to cool it down. I hear of people changing bulbs to get a brighter picture after hundreds of hours without having a bulb die. Do I have a lemon projector? I hate to buy another bulb. Any suggestions? If not, any suggestions on another reasonable projector that uses a cheaper bulb? Thanks

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  • docdaniel2 Jan 27, 2008

    By "lemon".. i mean not made well... like a car that you call a "lemon" when it has problems all of the time even when new. I bought the 2 bulbs online from reputable sites and they appeared new, but i guess you have a good point, maybe they were used. Is it best to buy straight from Infocus? I am so cheap I have tried to find the cheapest price. maybe that is the problem.?

  • Kinguy99 Jan 30, 2008

    Hi, Sorry for you guy, but like me, you got the bad projector manufacturer. My first lamp (brand new infocus lamp with brand new SP4805 projector) blown before acomplish 300 hours in economy mode ! In focus don't want to recognise any problem. They just say: we'll gonna make a special for you, we will sold you a new lamp for $575. Finally I bought one on the web for $400 last june. My lamp have now near 1800 hours and It begins to be dark on sides. Last week, the projector begins to make some noise, it seem to come from color wheel.

    This company do not support their customers and products.



    G. Roy Quebec, Canada

  • anonymous anonymous May 11, 2010

    whats a lemon projector?

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To be honest, most people who experience short lamp life on the Infocus X2 is on the genuine infocus lamps. If you read the user opinions here, you'll know what I mean. Me personally think that the X2 lamp filter some how manage to block the vents with dust which results in inefficient cooling in effect reducing the life of the lamp. The best thing to do is vacuum the lamp filters regularly and stick to cheap lamps as the oem ones on the Infocus X2 are also no good. Or better still, just replaace the bulb on it's own from here and save a lot of money.

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I think you might be buying used bulbs, Try calling infocus ..

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  • anonymous anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    yes infocus has it all. So buy directly from the company and don't be cheap.

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