Excerpt: The setup I have for this is as a home theater PC. The original bulb only lasted a little over 1900 hours in economy mode. I have the projector upside down mounted to the bottom of a bookshelf which might be causing a problem with heat dissipation. I may have to modify the shelf to get the air moving better. Also, forgetting that there was an air filter that was supposed to be cleaned once a month probably didn't any help either.
Excerpt: Received a genuine Epson replacement lamp. Got 5000 hours in eco mode on my original lamp. Figured that I buy the same to hopefully get close to as many hours as the original. Most 3rd party lamps listed the rating at 2000 to 3000 hours. One thing I noticed is that the projector fan seems to be louder than before. I'm guessing that's wear and tear on the projector.
Pros: Brighter Image, Easy To Set Up, Good Padding