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Old 03-23-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default How to find bulb hours on an SXRD

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How can I find out how many hours I have on my bulb? Im going on more than 3 years with the original bulb and am thinking of getting another one before they stop making them (since SXRDs are discontinued).
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:17 PM   #2
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Simple question,
How can I find out how many hours I have on my bulb? Im going on more than 3 years with the original bulb and am thinking of getting another one before they stop making them (since SXRDs are discontinued).
Thanks.
it's not a simple answer! it's not easy getting into that "special menu". there is no one button on the remote you can press (why i don't know) it is a series of buttons that must be depressed and my understanding is that you can really goof up some stuff by accident once inside that menu. which is why they (sony) don't want you in there. but they still should make it so that you can easily see how many hours of service your bulb has on it. to that end, you should still buy another lamp for your RPTV duty cycle known or not. there are a number of places you can get them from. do a search in the forum area where you see hdtv's and better yet, rptv and you will find the model lamp you need for your model. of course you could just google the model and include replacement lamp. i would also recommend that you pick up the entire lamp and assembly already put together and not just buy the lamp. if you buy just the lamp, you will have to take your existing assembly apart remove the lamp and install the new one and re-assemble the assembly and hopefully everything is set in place properly. so look carefully as lots of sites show you the complete assembly, but are actually only selling you the lamp bulb. make sure it states the words "complete or completely assembled housing assembly. if not then it's just a lamp.

best of luck. hope this helped a little. mine lasted almost 4 years before i had it replaced. i got it replace under the extended warrenty at BB and it was within 2 months of that warrenty so timing was great for me.

here is a place recommended by some on this forum.

http://www.ercservice.com/

while i don't plan on keeping my sony forever, i did purchase a spare lamp and keep it as a spare. i figure, i had my lamp replaced last year and if it last another 2 years before i need to use the spare, i could either move it to the basement, (putting a new more modern tv in the HT area) or replace the lamp and sell it for (well, someone is willing to buy it i'm sure for a couple of hundred cash, trust me, if you sold it today, you could get a couple of good hundred) it's also a good idea to have one because it will fail at the worse possible time and you won't be able to get your hands on one.

best of luck, you didn't mention your tv model but, you can do that when searching for the lamp. mine use the XL5200 lamp.

hope this helped. keep us posted.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:28 PM   #3
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Solarrdadd, thanks for the 411.
I have the same TV as you, but the 50inch. Yes, spec'd out some prices on the XL5200. In Toronto, a brand new one (made by phillips) will run me 210 for the comlete assembly. According to the dude at the store, phillips makes the original one in the SXRD I have now. Can you confirm this?

Any posts on how to swap the bulb assy's out, or is it pretty much plug and play?

BTW, going on 1year plus on my second OB.
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How can I find out how many hours I have on my bulb? Im going on more than 3 years with the original bulb and am thinking of getting another one before they stop making them (since SXRDs are discontinued).
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I put the info on the topic my bulb is going on my SXRD .... very easy to find the hours on the bulb.....Its the last post.. as of this post... Its basically hitting butons on the remote ... And NO you cant screw anything up
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How can I find out how many hours I have on my bulb? Im going on more than 3 years with the original bulb and am thinking of getting another one before they stop making them (since SXRDs are discontinued).
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Hope this helps!!

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Thanks ill give it a try 2nite!
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From my old post...............Follow these instructions...CAREFULLY !!!!!!! I'm not responsible if you mess up your internal settings. I have checked my hour several times, and if you follow these instruction to a T, you will be just fine.


https://forum.blu-ray.com/rear-proje...s-my-sxrd.html
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210$ for an XL5200 is very expensive. I've bought 3 of these on Amazon.ca for less than 50$.
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