Summary: I purchased this BenQ PB6200 DLP Video Projector. What I saw did not worth my dime. They took the BenQ PB6200 DLP Video Projector from the attic with a spider web in the machine, put the machine in the box without the electric capble.
Summary: I will say this without any hesitation, I haven't had a single problem with my projector and I have had it for 6 years. When I see so many people say they have bulb problems, I can't help but to think that they must be turning the projector off without allowing it to cool. At the moment, I am at 2943 hours and I have had no issue what so ever. I allow the fans to cool the bulb before I turn it off. That is so crucial. The picture quality is great, especially in HD.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought the projector and had to send it back after two months. The service was good and I was sent a new unit within 4 weeks. The first bilb lasted 300 hours in economy mode, the seconf bulb lasted 400 hours. Problems I've gone through 2 bulbs so far, both have become dim and unusable after 400 hours in economy mode.
Summary: Personal Experience Excellent product. I've owned a PB6200 since 2005. I had put 3200+ hours on the lamp before replacing it. The lamp just survived. It is important to allow the bulb to cool down properly and not just pull power on it like so many uneducated projector users have a tendency to do. Bang for buck, this projector is spectacular.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought this projector in 6/04 for over $1400. Didn't put into service until 12/04. Worked fine for that time and then one day without the power even on, I noticed a small internal fan was running and would not turn off unless I switched the main power off. Also, none of the panel lights or buttons functioned. This unit has maybe 500-700 hours total use: still on the original lamp.
Summary: Bulbs are easy to get for this projector and they currently run about $200. I've had this projector for a few years and love it. The bulbs seem to run around 4000 or 5000 hours in economy mode.
Projector is discontinued and impossible 2 get bulbs
8 October 2008
Summary: This projector is now obsolete and when I called Ben-Q to purchase a new bulb, they informed me that they no longer make those bulbs. I could not find a bulb anywhere so now the projector is useless.
Summary: Personal Experience Have been using this projector for nearly 3 years and it hasn't missed a beat (touch wood). I'm still on my first lamp. Always ran it in Eco mode and the lamp hrs has just gone over 3000. (Reset the timer just before 3000). I guess I better get a new bulb ready!! Or I might just upgrade to 1080p. Problems None, what so ever.