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I have been iMac-less for over a week now. It has not been easy.... mostly because casual web browsing feels so damn uncasual in media room. If all goes well, I should be able to pick my delicious apple up tomorrow after work.... though I've heard that before.

The reason I am actually writing - The projector bulb is well and truly on the way out now... it is starting to flicker and the picture has started dimming considerably... this evening. Its funny how this has happened from one moment to the next. I'm not surprised. The bulb has been running for about 2900 hours, and the bulb is rated to about 2600 hours.

I shall have to go and order a new bulb tomorrow... They cost about $500... one of the extra costs of having a 120" screen. Its a lot of money, but I'm happy yo pay it... I cant imagine not having my media room these days. Everything else seem so small :P

The reason behind the userpic is the thought that the bulb might actually blow before the new one arrives, and the iMac might not be back before then either... in other words - I might be internet less at home. Oh the horror.

Cheers

Peter

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mr_lambi
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
You are a victim of the modern age. Surley you can remember life without internet? It wasnt that long ago.
aussiepoida
Oct. 1st, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
mmmh I've had it at home for about 12 years.... it certainly feels like I've had it forever :-)
mr_lambi
Oct. 2nd, 2008 07:44 am (UTC)
Well, at the very least, we should all get used to relying on it less. In your brief time off you could of done something creative!
haze
Oct. 2nd, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
Because of you, I can barely think of life without a media room!
I feel like I was a part of that room in your home, maybe one day I will once again rejoin it.... and you of course ;)
aussiepoida
Oct. 5th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
Every once in a while I do find one of your hairs... so in small ways, you are still here ^_^

Its hard to believe that you actually havent seen it in its painted form. In time you will gaze upon it.. and become one with it again.
playa271
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:54 am (UTC)
2900hrs gives you approx. 120.833333 days, therefore you have to pay 3.02068974 times of $500AU. Giving you a total of $1,510.34AU repair bill every year (If watched consecutively). pretty damn well worth the good stuff I say :)
aussiepoida
Oct. 5th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
Indeed. Luckily, even though I used it a fair bit, I only have to buy one bulb every two years or so.

For some reason, the picture has brightened itself a little again the last few days. I might get another couple of months out of it, if I'm lucky. The replacement is already on the way. It will be hard to resist putting it in when it arrives... I must force myself to wait until the old one is well and truly gone :P
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