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Rear Projection CRT/DLP/LCD life ???

I'm considering buying a new RPTV but can't decide which one. I like to know a few more information before i made decision.
I know for DLP/LCD need to replace the bulb after ~20khrs(think) but for CRT PRTV does it need to be replace bulb or services <if so can anyone guess approximate hrs >
How much does it approximate cost for each ?
CRT ~ $xxx ??
DLP ~ $xxx ??
LCD ~ $xxx ??

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Just a comment.

CRT technology is old and proven fairly reliable and economical. If it doesn't work any more..just buy a new one.

20k hours life(fairly long time) for the others but I don't think you will get any written garrentee though.
My guess is a 1 year warranty (if at that), which is a lot less than 20K for average usage. I hear that a 3 years extended warranty is about $500.

I don't know what kind of lamps the lcd use but the last lamp for a dlp (100watt) was $215. If you don't do it youself then add another $250-350 for the repairman.

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usually you get about 8-10K hrs out of a lamp or something between 3-7 years depeding on the lamp, and how much you watch tv, etc...

DLP or LCD are def the best for the money, get the features and size that you want and you'll be set.

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