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Old 12th January 2007, 04:54 PM   #1
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i'm thinking about selling my old projector. it's a Sony VPL-S500U, and i made it work using $7 light bulbs! if there is interest, i will do a full write-up.

i came to you guys first, you've all been an inspiration to me!!!

if this is in the wrong section, i appologize. i saw the trading post, but i didn't know where to put a "feeler" post.

thanks, and let me know-

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Old 17th January 2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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i'm thinking about selling my old projector. it's a Sony VPL-S500U, and i made it work using $7 light bulbs! if there is interest, i will do a full write-up.

i came to you guys first, you've all been an inspiration to me!!!

if this is in the wrong section, i appologize. i saw the trading post, but i didn't know where to put a "feeler" post.

thanks, and let me know-

BadBoy

Hey I am interested. How much? Any pics? Anything wrong with it? IS the lens dirty or scratched? Let me know. I am to new to PM you. Thx!!
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Old 17th January 2007, 08:12 PM   #3
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I've moved this to trading for you.
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thanks Cal, sorry!

mrchoppah, i will PM you later w/ some more info & possibly pics.

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whatz the word? I did not get a PM, I just have a deal on ebay but would like to see what you can first .

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OK! i had a family emergency, and it's been one of those days so bear with me...

first off- THIS IS A FULLY FUNCTIONING PROJECTOR. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH IT!!![COLOR=red]

that said, let's move on i have had this projector for a little over 2 yrs. when i got it, it didn't work. turns out the power supply was bad, and i fixed it. then i figured out i couldn't afford another light bulb ($400-$500). after ALOT of research i figured out how to trick it into thinking there was a bulb working in it.

i originally stuck the light in there without the metal "tunnel". BAD IDEA!!! as you can see in some of the pics, parts of the case melted, as well as the light cover (that's why it's gray). it's just cosmetic damage, nothing serious. i put together the tunnel with aluminum flashing, making sure i could change the bulb without tearing apart the projector. this did the trick- no more melting!!!

anyway, the light is on it's own circuit. the projector does not control the light! it's a simple circuit used in overhead projectors. the switch on the back controls it.

it will do 800 x 600 @ 70 hertz (native), and 1024 x 768 @ 70 hertz.

on projector central it is supposed to be 450 lumens. i have no idea what it is now. this is all i can tell you:

at night, when i turn the lights in the room on (2x 40w ceiling), you can still see the picture, but its pretty washed out. a table lamp (1x 40w) washes it out a little, but still good for surfing the net and gaming. in the room its in i have dark-ish curtains and tan mini-blinds. during the day you can see the picture fine.

i use it every day, at least 5-6 hours. the bulbs last anywhere from 2-3 weeks at that rate. its my computer monitor, TV, and home theater. i primarily use the RBG input and S-video input. the composite does work.

i found a similar unit for parts on eBay, so it does come with some extra parts. that unit came with a bulb, but i have no idea if it works. i was going to try it out, but as the saying goes "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". who knows, it might still be good?! if not, ywh can get a replacement bulb!!!

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