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Lamp replacement brand question

by sh8229 / April 7, 2010 11:31 PM PDT

I have a Mitsubishi DLP WD-57734 tv. picture went out and after reading and getting feedback i have to replace the lamp first. My question is that there are alot of contradicting things out there with the brand to use. Alot of sites use PHILLIPS type brands and the mitsubishi used an OSRAM brand in the original. Some say that the phillips dont last and to get the original brand that was installed. Is there a difference? What brand should i go with? Thanks.

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This is just my take on this;
by ahtoi / April 8, 2010 6:53 AM PDT

We are just talking about a light bulb here. How could anyone screw that up? I bit they are all made in China anyway, hehe. My question to you is..are you sure it's a bulb problem? Make sure it could be return even if it is good because you don't want to be stock with a $150 light bulb.

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by sh8229 / April 8, 2010 7:01 AM PDT

it is a bulb problem. I have researched this to all ends of the earth and contacted many repair centers. all signs point to replacing the bulb first. at discount merchant they sell them for about 140.00 with a 25% restocking fee if returned. However, from mitsubishi their bulbs are 249.99...I just dont want to get stuck with a lower end bulb from vs paying the extra to get it from mitsubishi. I dunno. I want to pay the lesser cost but then again im afraid of the "you get what you pay for" scenario and have to buy 2 of these when i could have just bought one to begin with. Maybe im looking into this too much i dunno. Just trying to get some input.

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Talk about overprice...$250 bucks for a light bulb?
by ahtoi / April 8, 2010 3:13 PM PDT
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and yet...they sale a whole the tv (65") for a mere $1000 (go figure).

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