What kind of TV do you have??
Only DLP,LSoS and LCD RP-HDTVs have lamps.
In general for any TV is to turn it on and leave it on untill your done watching for day or night is beter than turning it off and several times a night.
Some FYI about lamps. How many times have you turned on the room light and it went poof, flashed and died??? Many times I'm sure, turning is on is hard on lamps. The filimant goes from room temperature to about 2000 deg.f in a second, this is when lamps are most likely to fail. John
My roommate listens to music on our cable channels for a short amount of time each day. She turns on the TV so she could see what music channel she wants to put on. I told her to turn off the tv once you find the channel you want, because the music channels are pretty much audio only, so we don't waste lamp life, but is that much better? Is is worse for a lamp to be turned off and on several times in an hour, or would it be better just to leave it on?
Thanks in advance for anyone who helps. I really appreciate it!