6500 and AE3000 losing light output
We have just noticed that since our Epson 6500UB has 150 hours on it, and the Panasonic AE3000 has 200 hours on it, they are no longer delivering the same light output as they were when the lamps were fresh. That is no surprise, but what is intriguing is that they are losing light output at different rates.
Accordingly, we are going back to remeasure all operating modes on both projectors. I'm going to wait till tomorrow to post the 6500UB review so we have time to collect that data and include it in the review. Thanks very much for your patience.
And oh, by the way, Epson announced yesterday a $500 mail-in rebate on the 6500UB and 7500UB. That brings the official street price of the 6500UB down to $2499.