I just blew up my 2nd bulb on my Epson 8100. I love the projector, but the 1st bulb lasted 1000 hours and the next one only 600 hours. So much for the rated 4000 hour bulb life. At about $250 each it gets expensive to waste time watching TV. I think I will try some of the cheaper replacement bulbs this time, the official Epson ones don't seem worth any extra money. I found one for $102 on Amazon, I'll try one of those.