Price for movie projector bulb...

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  1. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

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    Aaahhhh!!!!!

    $168.91!

    Guess the ole lady isn't going to see the special movie of baby me in the bath tub in 1965. Could have been '66.
     
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    Och, tamale! I'd keep shopping.
     
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    Ohh.... it's a lot but not as bad as it can get. I have seen them in excess of $400...
     
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    Yeah... Those things are crazy $$. They have to be super intense to work. I was a teacher and there are lots of hours on projecting in the classroom I was always amazed at the cost.
     
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    Can't you take the film to a duplication service and have it made into a CD ?
     
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    The old movie theater arc lights were expendables!
    At least your $168 bulb will allow countless hours of bathtub viewing!
     
  7. telemnemonics

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    Ebay vintage film category might have some in tatty boxes for better prices.
    Or not.
     
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    That wouldn't be the same.

    That's like using a digital amp!!! Or a Tele with a six saddle bridge! Or a Les Paul with a robotuner.
     
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    I used to pay over $300 for my home theater projector replacement bulbs back in 2004 and onward.

    $168 a bulb now doesn't seem like that much to me.
     
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    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

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    I'm talking about a plain, old, silent super 8 projector. Are you? Or do you mean
    a serious sound projector?
     
  11. beyer160

    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

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    What's the model number of the bulb? AV warehouses have been throwing boxes of those out for years, you might get lucky and find somebody that still has a box tucked away in a back room.
     
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    Yeah what's the letter code of the bulb? ...If I have one, you can have it. :)
     
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    Ya I used to pay over $300 a bulb for serious home entertainment projector replacements... the bright high lumen projectors, usually used with dedicated theater rooms projected onto huge screens, surround sound in-wall 5.1 speakers, the works.

    The super 8 projector replacement bulbs I would think should be much cheaper.
     
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