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    • maybe a little late now... but i see this as a warranty claim. yes i know bulbs seem to have some silly low warranty time YET they still claim 1000's of hours of use. so that is the argument to put forward. benq note lamp life may vary BUT  1/10th used is hardly lamp life. either the warranty needs to match "claimed" hours of use by the pj manufacturer OR the hours of use is adjusted down. it is advertised and noted in specs so it is one main reason the unit is bought. so for me it is a claim and in small claims court (free in s.a. up to 20k claim ) i think a reasonable argument would win the case easily.
    • Was wondering what firmware everyone's set was shipped with. To check what firmware you have hit menu button select setup > system setup > go down to very bottom where you see technical info. My one said: Software Version: 0903-0201 Hardware Version: 0x351   Cheers
    • There was already a paucity of bidding for the rights this time.  It got scarily close to 2016 before the host broadcaster was known.
    • If SBS switched SBS1-HD to MPEG-4 what would they do with the remaining bitrate? They can't use MPEG-4 for *all* of the multichannels because you'd be ripping away a bunch of services for those with MPEG-2 HD terrestrial … though you didn't directly address how many of those remaining are out there, but looking at the 7flix experience, it's a lot. CK.
    • So that doesn't sound very relevant to DVB-T planning then? Foxtel's satellite has very different bitrate (and quality) MPEG-2 SD channels on it from the FTA channels.  They pay for the satellite bandwidth quite separately and skimp a bit as a result.  Those channels aren't going anywhere, and I wasn't talking about them. Foxtel's cable channels come off the stick, probably inserted via ASI streams, but adding a down-convert would be a doddle.  Or you know what would be just as easy?  Inserting the missing channel off the satellite version. The Foxtel argument is a non-starter. EDIT:  I just realised the Mystar T500 has terrestrial MPEG-2 SD only, but I really hope they've been cycled out for T600, T601 or IQ3 Sat. CK.