Is My Projector Ready for the Holidays?

Unless you are me or involved in the home theater hobby I doubt this is a question you ask yourself. 
However, if you entertain regularly over the holidays it’s something worth considering.  Over the course of the year your projector is pulling a lot of air through it.  That air is used to cool the electronic components as well as the lamp.  Unless you are fortunate enough to live is a sterile environment you will get dust pulled inside with that cooling air.
Over time that dust builds up. That dust can start to prevent the air from cooling.  Once the dust builds up to the point to where it isn’t being cooled anymore and will start to act like insulation keeping the heat in.
Depending on your model, removing that dust can vary.  You always hear, “clean your projector”.  Sure, wipe the outside down and keep that machine looking nice. 
However, there is an entire world going on inside your projector.  Fans, ducts circuit boards Oh My! These all tend to gather dust regardless of how clean your house is.  Electronics in general tend to attract dust due to their nature.
There are many models that use filters.  Those filters vary from a complicated cartridge type that is consumable and requires replacement.  Then there are others that use a simple foam rubber filter on a carrier frame.  More recently the filters have been abandoned for under $1000 models. Instead opting for large open airways to channel the dust in and out rather than filtering it.
Short lamp life is the first symptom. More specifically a progressively shorter lamp life. Each lamp will run but maybe it fails after 500 hours. The next lamp fails after 200 hours.  These hour ratings are examples of course. You may see 1000 hours or more but no where near your original lamps life span.
This particular projector below uses a BL-FU310A which is on sale here. Once you clean your projector your BL-FU310Awill run cool and bright.
Here are some examples of what your projector may look like inside if it has never been internally cleaned. Have it cleaned regularly to prevent failure during the holidays. Let us know if you have any question at 1-800-664-6671 or Sales@purelandsupply.com
Here is the side of the DLP Chip Heat-sink.

This is the main cooling Fan. Not moving much air.

Here is an overview of the entire projector’s electronics. That dust will cause heat problems.


This is the ballast. That powers the bulb. With this much dust it overheated and failed. Needed to be replaced, with a repair cost in the hundreds of dollars.


We do offer a Professional Cleaning Option. If this is something you would like to learn more about, please contact us with any questions. – PurelandSupply  1-800-664-6671 / Sales@PurelandSupply.com
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Some Tips for Long Lamp Life Shared from our Facebook Page.

Buy a new Epson V13H010L58 ELP-LP58 Lamp today for your Home Cinema 705D or a new BenQ 5J.J2N05.011 for your BenQ SP840 to have a great picture for the Football game Thursday!

If you follow us on Facebook, you can see our tips on preserving lamp life. You can also read them here. Keep your Panasonic PT-D7700 running well with a new ET-LAD60W

The weather is getting colder, the holidays are fast approaching, and the time to get prepared is now! Make sure your projector is performing at its best by giving it a thorough semi-annual cleaning. Even if the projector is not used frequently this cleaning can still aide in prolonging the life of your projector. Dust build up occurs whether the projector is used routinely or not, and the following check list can help to guide you in the cleaning process.
For a full, detailed maintenance procedure ALWAYS make sure to check your projector manual. When cleaning delicate electronics use short bursts of canned air to dislodge any debris (while taking care to not push the dust into the projector further), and then use a vacuum attachment to pull out any dust blockages.
-> Locate & clean the filters (if equipped)
-> Clean all intake and exhaust vents
->Remove the lamp assembly and clean the lamp compartment
-> Remove dust from the fan located by the lamp compartment
-> Using a soft cloth wipe down the casing and lens of the projector
-> Check the lamp hours in the OSD menu
Time flies in today’s world, so make sure you are ahead of the game. Starting now will give you plenty of time to get everything accomplished, and to order a new lamp if your current one is starting to look dim. Just check for your model number at www.purelandsupply.com, and take advantage of our free FedEx ground shipping today!

 

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What to Do if Your Lamp Stops Working…

…or if your new lamp does not work read these to see if they can help you.

I installed my lamp and now it won’t turn on. Do I have a defective lamp?


There are a few things to check before contacting customer service that may rectify the situation.

·         Make sure your projector is plugged back in.
·         Is the lamp cover fully secured back into place? The projector will not turn on unless it recognizes this access door is closed.
·         It is always best to unplug the unit when replacing the lamp, so make sure it’s properly plugged into a good power outlet. Maybe unplug and re-plug in the projector to be sure.
My projector is plugged in, but I still am not getting light!


     Listen to the projector when you turn it on.  You should hear the exhaust fans after you press the power button for at least a few minutes while the unit tries to start the lamp.  If you do not hear the fans, it could be an indication that the lamp is not seated properly or the lamp access cover is not secure.  Remove and re-install the lamp and carefully replace the lamp cover.  If you still cannot hear any fans, check your power cord and then check to see if there are indicator lights flashing on the projector.
   If you can hear the fans running and there is still no picture, check for any flashing/solid indicator lights on the projector. These lights are how the unit tells us what is going on within the projector, and has a corresponding reference in the owner’s manual.
  Every projector has an owner’s manual available on line for free.  Check the flashing indicator lights against the description in the owner’s manual.  If the description points to a failed lamp, please contact our Customer Service for further assistance.

My lamp is projecting a picture, but I have a message telling me to replace the lamp.  This is a new lamp, why is it saying that?

     Most Projectors have a Lamp Hour Counter or Lamp Timer to keep track of lamp usage.  The units are designed to warn you when the lamp is approaching the end of its life.  When a new lamp is installed, you must manually reset the timer or the projector will not know the lamp has been changed and will count an incorrect amount of hours.  This also means that if you prematurely reset the timer, you will not have a proper hour count on the replacement lamp once installed.  Some projectors will turn off completely and need to be manually reset before they will turn on if the lamp hours are exceeded beyond the factory settings.
– It is always a good idea to check the manual and reset the timer as instructed.

My projector is much dimmer than I would expect with a new bulb. Do I need to send it back?


     Check to make sure the bulb is installed flush with the front of the housing.  It should sit exactly as the old bulb and must be installed the same way or the light will not illuminate the image correctly. Should the bulb be slightly off center, or not aligned correctly the image can be dim, and you will need to contact PurelandSupply for a Return Authorization (RA) Form.

My projector turns on for a few minutes and turns off after installing the new lamp.

     While this could be a defective lamp, it is common for many Projectors to turn themselves off when there is another issue.  Many times the fans will be dusty and not spin correctly.  That will cause the projector to shut down.  Try cleaning the projector with a vacuum to make sure as much dust and dirt is cleaned up as possible.

I installed the lamp and my projector is telling me that it is getting too hot.


     Anytime you replace your lamp, it is a good idea to clean the unit for dust.  Heat is the primary cause of early lamp failure.  By keeping your TV/Projector clear of dust, you will help it keep the lamp at a proper temperature.  While the lamp is out, use a vacuum cleaner to collect any dust from the lamp compartment and the vents so that it does not re-collect in the TV/Projector.
     This is recommended to be done at least when the lamp is changed, but once every 3-4 months is even better.  With proper maintenance of the TV/Projector, the longer it will last.

I received my lamp but it is not the same as the one I removed.


     It is very rare that there can be multiple lamps for a Projector.  Occasionally the manufacturer will switch lamps mid production, which can be confusing and frustrating. This can be resolved very easily with some help from you.  Record any numbers on the lamp/bulb.  Also verify your model # as well as any letters before or after the model number.  Contact our customer service with the information from your old lamp/bulb and we can correct your order and have the issue taken care of.

My projector has a new lamp, but the color of the screen is still wrong.  I see colors where they shouldn’t be and the picture is either flickering or off color completely. Is my lamp defective?


     Our lamps only project a bright white light.  Your Projector processes the color control by shining the white light thought either a color wheel for DLP or LCD panels for LCD units.  The color can only be affected by the internal optics of the projector.  Generally an off color display will not be noticed with an older lamp as it is not operating at full power. With a new lamp, it will be brighter and show any issues that may have been there previously with a lot more clarity.  A new lamp will NOT resolve this as the issue is with the internal optics.
           

I do not see the answer to my issue.  Is there anyone I can talk to?



     We are always available to help! Please contact us at 1-800-664-6671 Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00PM and speak with one of our associates. You can also email support@purelandsupply.com or sales@purelandsupply.com, and we will be happy to answer any question you may have. 

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Brands we sell continued…

Pureland Supply only sells the highest quality lamps. Our lamps are aftermarket housings engineered to fit the same as the OEM from the manufacturer. 

The brands we carry are:

Acer
Ask
Barco
BenQ
Boxlight
Canon
Christie
Dell
Digital Projection
Dukane
Eiki
Epson
Hewlett Packard
Hitachi
IBM
Infocus
JVC
Knoll
LG
Liesegang
Marantz
Mitsubishi
NEC
Optoma
Panasonic
Philips
Planar
Plus
Projection Design
Proxima
RCA
Runco
Samsung
Samsung
Sanyo
Sharp
Sim2
SmartBoard   
Sony
Toshiba
Ushio
Vidikron
Viewsonic
Vivitek

Contact us Today at www.PurelandSupply.com or give a call and speak to a real person instead of a recording. We are here 9-5 Eastern Standard time. You can also email us at Sales@PurelandSupply.com

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Brands We sell Part1

Pureland Supply only sells the highest quality lamps. Our lamps are aftermarket housings engineered to fit the same as the OEM from the manufacturer. 

The brands we carry are:

Acer
Ask
Barco
BenQ
Boxlight
Canon
Christie
Dell
Digital Projection
Dukane
Eiki
Epson
Hewlett Packard
Hitachi
IBM
Infocus
JVC
Knoll
LG
Liesegang
Marantz
Mitsubishi
NEC
Optoma
Panasonic
Philips
Planar
Plus
Projection Design
Proxima
RCA
Runco
Samsung
Samsung
Sanyo
Sharp
Sim2
SmartBoard  
Sony
Toshiba
Ushio
Vidikron
Viewsonic
Vivitek

Contact us Today at www.PurelandSupply.com or give a call and speak to a real person instead of a recording. We are here 9-5 Eastern Standard time. You can also email us at Sales@PurelandSupply.com

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Epson Home Cinema 8350

Epson Home Cinema 8350 LCD Projector
Epson is well known in the industry for making reliable projectors for conference rooms and offices.  did you know they also make a great home theater projector?
We will look at the Epson Home Cinema 8350 which uses a V13H010L49/ELP-LP49.  
First introduced in 2010, the Home Cinema 8350 was one of Epson’s first true home theater projectors. Manufactured up until January of 2016 this projector has a great set of specs.
Supporting resolutions up to 1920 x 1080, it natively supports 1080p 16:9 video via any of its two HDMI inputs. Prior to this. 720p was the highest definition video available.  The projector was also one of the first to use an auto-iris to give the projector an incredible 50,000:1 contrast ratio.  With the light engine generating 2000 ansi lumens this projector was a welcomed addition to anyone upgrading from an earlier projector that was only 720p or lower. 
The V13H010L49/ELPLP49 lamp use a 200W Bulb to generate that lumen output. This bulb is one of the special designs using the E-TORL technology.  E-TORL allows up to 20% extra lumen output as it directs ‘wasted’ light toward the reflector and out the lens, rather than having it spill unused into the unseen cavities of the projector.   The patented Osram bulb used is a direct replacement for the OEM bulb from Epson.  Epson is one of the few companies who use a bulb made specifically for them. Now there are more options for you and I the end user.  
Currently PurelandSupply.com has the ELPLP49 bulb on sale for $109.20!  
Call us at 1-800-664-6671, email us at Sales@purelandsupply.com or use any of the links to purchase your lamp.

If you place the order by 5pm Eastern time your lamp will ship the same day!

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Hitachi CP-X306 and it’s DT00841 Lamp

hitachi lcd projector using dt00841

     The Hitachi CP-X306 is an older LCD video projector with a great reputation.  If you own a CP-X306 that uses the DT00841 lamp, you already know of the hi lumen output of 2600 lumens.  For its time, 2600 lumen (2060 in eco mode) was a bright and useful projector.

The CP-X306 was one of the earlier XGA models.  It has a native resolution of 2014 x 768 which would give you a native 720p resolution if used for Home Theater.
hitachi projector lamp dt00841
The DT00841 Lamp runs at 220W and feeds a 0.6” set of LCD panels. That gives the projector a respectable 500:1 contract ratio (respectable for 2008 when the unit was first made).    In data mode, the projector can upscale to 1600 x 1200 dpi.  This isn’t useful for home theater but for certain computer driver display applications it is very useful.
The Input panel is one of the most useful features of the CP-X306. 
The CP-X306 also has the capabilities to support Composite,S-Video, Composite, and Dual VGA in (D-sub 15 pin).  The option to use the network jack is a plus. You can then use a newer OS like Windows 10 to connect via a network, so you can skip finding a VGA cable long enough.  If your needs require it, you can also control it via RS232 or USB.  
The Hitachi CP-X306 is a highly flexible projector.  If you own one or plan to buy a used one on eBay give this link a click to treat your Hitachi to a new lamp.  The DT00841 sold by PurelandSupply.com has an original Ushio brand bulb to ensure proper operation. 
Your Source for replacement projector lamps
Place an order before 5pm Eastern time, and the DT00841 lamp will ship the same day. All lamps have a 180-day replacement warranty. 
Give us a call at 1-800-664-6671 or email us at Sales@PurelandSupply.com

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Why Original Inside?

Why Original Bulb Inside over Copy Lamps?
All over the internet you see Projector Lamp ads touting Original Bulb Inside, then you see what looks like the same lamp on a market place site for ¼ the cost.  What gives? 
To answer this question, we first need to look at what these lamps are.
Projector lamps have essentially 3 product types.

       OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer. This is the company who is branded on the projector.  If you bought a BenQ projector, the OEM lamp would be from BenQ, in a BenQ box (most of the time). These are usually much more expensive and when under warranty, its required by most companies to use the OEM.
        Original Bulb Inside = Not in the original manufacturers box, but has the same brand of bulb and same design of housing as the OEM.  Often the company who makes the lamp for BenQ is the same company that sells the Original Bulb Inside lamp. These are fundamentally the same as an OEM.  They are made to the same engineering requirements and perform as well as the more expensive OEM lamp. Same expected life span as the OEM because they use the same Ushio, Philips, Osram, Phoenix or Iwasaki Bulb as the OEM.
        Compatible/Copy Lamp = Cheapest of all 3 options per unit.  Most expensive when compared by cost to run per hour.  These use copy bulbs or non-original brand bulbs. These are always significantly cheaper by up to a factor of 10!  However, the only savings is in your initial purchase.  On average a copy lamp lasts 70-80% less than the OEM or Original Bulb Inside lamps.  They also are significantly poor at color reproduction because of the chemicals used inside to copy the more expensive lamps.  There is next to no quality control in the Copy lamp market.
I am going to focus on Original Bulb Inside versus Copy Lamps here.  OEMs have their place and will always, but I want to show why Copy lamps are not all they are cracked up to be. Hopefully I will save you some hassle and ideally some money…
Why is a Copy lamp so much cheaper yet I say they cost you more to run per hour?  That will make sense once I explain.  The copy lamp may be $40 new for a Mitsubishi VLT-HC910LP.  Your life expectancy of that lamp is 2000 hours (in most cases that is what the OEM is designed for). That Copy lamp is not made as well as the Original bulb.  The bulb is using gases and manufacturing methods to ensure it can be sold cheap. That will guarantee the life expectancy is significantly lower. I may get 200-400 hours if you are lucky.

That means I need to buy another $40 lamp and get another 400 hours (I am being generous at 400 hours) …. I end up buying 5 lamps at $40 apiece to get your full 2000 hours that I am expecting. Plus, I must contact the Copy lamp seller and deal with the returns process and waiting for the new Copy lamp and then having to put it in and reset the timer each time and clean out the likely piles of broken glass from when the last Copy lamp exploded…just so much hassle for no savings once it’s all said and done.

The Copy lamp cost me $0.10 an hour to run, plus all the return shipping, hours spent troubleshooting and dealing with the replacement and lost time enjoying the projector.  There are other problems with copy lamps such as color quality and brightness problems but those are not as quantifiable.
The Original Bulb Inside VLT-HC910LP is less than $140 new.  Sure, that is almost 4 times the cost of the copy lamp. How can that be cheaper?  Let’s do the cost per hour math and see…
Copy lamp = $40 new, 400hr lifespan, 5 x $40 = $200 for 2000hours of use.  Plus, RMA shipping fees, restocking fees and hassle.  Your Quantifiable cost per hour to get 2000 hours of use us $0.10 per hour. Seems cheap right?
Original Bulb Inside Lamp = $138.00 new, 2000hours life span. No replacing it at 400 hours or less.
Your cost per hour is $0.069 or 7 cents an hour!  That adds up over the life of the projector. 
Original Bulb Inside lamps are a wonderful cost-effective option to enjoy your projector.  You get the same level of quality (in some cases higher quality) for a much cheaper price than the OEM.
Copy lamps only seem cheap when you see the initial cost.  Extrapolating that over the life of the projector makes it obvious that your savings vanish the moment you install that copy lamp.
Pureland Supply prides itself on only selling OEM and Original Bulb Inside lamps.
We pride ourselves in our commitment to Customer Service, Quality and Reasonable prices.
Browse our lamp sections or search for your model. If you rather talk to a human, give us a call where you never have to ‘press 1 for an representative’. 

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