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post #11671 of 11698 Old 08-18-2015, 07:56 PM
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Just thought I would mention that when installing the bulb, wear cotton gloves as one finger print on the lens of the bulb will cause the bulb to shatter when the bulb heats up.
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I bought two of them (plus I got a new one with a housing when I bought the 1100ES upgrade kit) and can confirm those bulbs are 100 percent genuine.

The seller still has bare bulbs for sale for those interested here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-LMP-H33...item19fb56cab7

Amazing price if you're willing to swap out the bare bulb!
Seeg, do you have a reference on the procedure for swapping out the bulb?
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How easy is it to replace just the bulb? The vw1000es is my first projector and I've never even opened her up yet!
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4k splitter

Does anyone know of a 4k splitter that also supports HDCP 2.2 so I can run audio to my surround processor? Something like the NVIDIA shield does not have optical output.
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Seeg, do you have a reference on the procedure for swapping out the bulb?
I do not. What I'd suggest would be if you do the swap make sure you document with pictures each step so you know how to put it back together properly. I've done this before with Planar PD8150 bulbs. If you're even somewhat handy it should be an easy 15 minute project.
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Swapping the bulb is rather easy... nothing to worry about at all.

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When you replace your bulb, be sure to wear safety glasses just in case the old or new bulb decides to shatter.
As a mater of fact, using tools? The first thing you do is put on safety glasses, and hearing protection if using power tools.
We are only issued 2 eyes, and they are not replaceable.
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Just noticed that the seller raised the price back up.
I emailed him and asked him if there was any difference between the the Sony Phillips bulbs on his two auctions as the auction I bought the bulb from was just under 110 and the other auction was 50% higher.
He emailed back and said the bulbs were the same Phillips bulb, and the lower price was a mistake.
Both auctions are the same price now.
It is still a great price over buying a complete lamp module.
If you are handy with tools, you can't beat the savings over a new Sony lamp.
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Just noticed that the seller raised the price back up.
I emailed him and asked him if there was any difference between the the Sony Phillips bulbs on his two auctions as the auction I bought the bulb from was just under 110 and the other auction was 50% higher.
He emailed back and said the bulbs were the same Phillips bulb, and the lower price was a mistake.
Both auctions are the same price now.
It is still a great price over buying a complete lamp module.
If you are handy with tools, you can't beat the savings over a new Sony lamp.
I looked on Ebay today to notice that there are two identical lamps from the same seller at very different prices. Has anyone performed the replacement to confirm that the factory lamp is the Phillips lamp?

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I wonder if they were trying to sneak in non-Philips bulbs when the price was dropped.. I sent a slew of emails to them yesterday about the authenticity of the lamps at the lower price, asking if it included the registration card, serialized sticker/barcode on the lamp, and/or the serial number etched on the lamp - together, you can be fairly certain it is authentic.

The responses were positive but vague, and never ticked off that everything I was asking about was there until the very end...then when I went to order, the price was back to $158! (which is what I paid the first time a few months back). So I think my (and perhaps other) inquiries instigated them to stop playing around and revert to authentic lamps for the listing and returned the price accordingly to the higher value.

If the new lamp serial number is the same as my first lamp, I have been duped! I should have it next week. I doubt this is the case, but would simply let eBay know what is going on and get a refund on both.

It's eBay people, nothing's ever straightforward...
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Hi thrang,
Thanks for the info.
When my low price "Authentic" Philips bulb arrives, will see if it has the S/N barcode sticker and registration card.
If not, will be contacting them to complain.
The auction was very clear about the bulb being a Philips.
Don't think that they would like an ebay feedback stating that they sent a counterfeit philips bulb.
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Hi thrang,
Thanks for the info.
When my low price "Authentic" Philips bulb arrives, will see if it has the S/N barcode sticker and registration card.
If not, will be contacting them to complain.
The auction was very clear about the bulb being a Philips.
Don't think that they would like an ebay feedback stating that they sent a counterfeit philips bulb.
Counterfeiters might go so far as putting generic stickers and serial numbers, but they'd likely be all the same...if yours and mine matches, there is an issue
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I'm not much for Ebay sellers that don't have a decent regular physical or web presence behind them for something as important as this, especially if I see these types of price games. These things have a shelf life, you shouldn't see price fluctuations like this if everything is on the up-and-up. Try seller "lamptycoons" if he still has bulbs, that was a recommendation to me from another user that swapped bulbs successfully.

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I'm not much for Ebay sellers that don't have a decent regular physical or web presence behind them for something as important as this, especially if I see these types of price games. These things have a shelf life, you shouldn't see price fluctuations like this if everything is on the up-and-up. Try seller "lamptycoons" if he still has bulbs, that was a recommendation to me from another user that swapped bulbs successfully.
They do, but the ad looks nearly identical to the other seller, and both based in california...perhaps the same company...
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They do, but the ad looks nearly identical to the other seller, and both based in california...perhaps the same company...
Personally that would be a huge red flag for me if I determined that to be the case (I haven't checked). No legitimate reason I know of to split feedback among two accounts if the accounts sell the same stuff.

Good old eBay. How about this, projector companies stop treating consumables like a cash cow and just be fair in their pricing?

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I sent some questions, some specific to my setup, to Panamorph about the A-lens power buy. I think this thread is a knowledgeable group, and I currently count 1-2-3-....ZERO people buying. Anybody making the leap?

My plan is to have a 4K Radiance that would do the vertical stretch, is that the major thing holding people back?

And today in my mailbox I have an e-mail trying to clearance out a different lens that probably isn't even compatible with 4K. They need to watch their step or they are going to have undesired effects from their kickstarter/powerbuy push...

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Well, That seller dropped the lamp price to the low amount again.
Looking at the history of changes to his auction, he is bouncing the price up and down every 3 or 4 days. He has 2 listings for this lamp, the other listing is still at the high price.
Go figure.

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Not sure if he's now trying to scam his customers, but I can attest that I paid ~$160 per bulb and they were genuine at the time. Both bulbs have unique serial numbers/stamps.
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seegs108,
Still waiting for my bulb to arrive.
His free shipping must be the slowest shipping the post office offers.
It's been sitting at the San Diego post office for 2 days, guess they wait until they have a full truck load before heading north to the SF bay area.
When I get it, will let you know if it has the S/N tag a warranty card.
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I just received my ~$107 bulb, and the package surely says 'Phillips'. I decided to try this just to see if I could make the installation (fortunately my much higher-tech son-in-law will be able to help if I get into trouble!). I may not try it for a while, though, since I just bought a new 'full' lamp from AVS (via Mike G). I know that I can rely on the latter, but the price on the former is certainly worth a try.

And since it's likely I'll be keeping the 1100 for another ~2 yrs, I'll have no problem making use of these 2 new lamps. In 2 yrs (assuming I'm still around by then) it will be interesting to see what is out there that will be a significant improvement in the 1100's pic.
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seegs108,
Received the lamp today, and it is a genuine Phillips lamp.
Has the barcode and s/n on the lamp.
There is no lens attached to the reflector, so don't touch the exposed UHP bulb as it will explode when powered up if their is a finger print on it.
I noticed some foam packing partials on the reflector, so will use a can of air duster to blow off the bits before the install.
The lamp comes with a generic installation guide, a sheet on how to identify a genuine Phillips lamp, but no warranty card.
The sheet states that they are an authorized Phillips distributor.
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Received the lamp today, and it is a genuine Phillips lamp.
Has the barcode and s/n on the lamp.
There is no lens attached to the reflector, so don't touch the exposed UHP bulb as it will explode when powered up if their is a finger print on it.
I noticed some foam packing partials on the reflector, so will use a can of air duster to blow off the bits before the install.
The lamp comes with a generic installation guide, a sheet on how to identify a genuine Phillips lamp, but no warranty card.
The sheet states that they are an authorized Phillips distributor.
Glad to hear you received a genuine bulb. Great price to boot!
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I picked up a lamp after the price dropped to $107 again the other day, nice original Philips lamp just arrived. What a great bargain considering the original cost of the lamp + housing.
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I picked up a lamp after the price dropped to $107 again the other day, nice original Philips lamp just arrived. What a great bargain considering the original cost of the lamp + housing.
Ive just ordered a second lamp too. Now I will have two spare lamps and will never know if they work or not. Still only have approx. 600hrs on my original lamp so its way too early to swap them out. I wish I could buy an empty housing so I could at least test out the new lamps.

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They are likely fine. I ordered 4 spare original lamps for my Sharp 30K DLP and checked each one, all were working fine out of the box. I ended up keeping the last spare in there and put the original away for storage. Didn't even have to change my calibration, they were that close.
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I ordered one of those bulbs as well, too hard to pass up at the price and great to have on hand in case of emergency
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Its not just a matter of blowing through warranty with having spare lamps lying around (although I have always big a big proponent of having ONE spare), there is anecdotal evidence that lamps have a shelf life. The older the lamp is, the less brightness you get out of it. YMMV.

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This evening, while watching a movie, I noticed a horizontal light bar in the image from time to time. The video chain is a Sony 7000 Blu-Ray Changer to a Vision VS-100 Media server, to a Lumagen 2144 4k processor at 3840x2160 to the VPL-1100. To eliminate the chain, I connected my Sencore MP-500 1080p HDMI pattern generator directly to the VPL-1100 and tested both inputs 1 and 2. Using a 30% gray raster, two bars appeared at 60hz. One about 1/4 from the top and one 1/3 up from the bottom. At 24hz there was a single bar about center raster. Pictures of both are attached.
The VPL-1100 is about 13 months old and has about 1350hrs on the original bulb. It should be noted that I have a high end 220V power conditioner, mainly for my amps to which the 1100 is also connected. So its' input voltage is 220V.
If anyone has experienced a similar issue and can offer a cause and/or solution, it would be most appreciated.
After two months of talking with Sony, they began by challenging my methodology, blaming the test pattern generator for the issue. After my dealer contacted their projector "guru" the best they could come up with is that this anomaly is in all 1000/1100 projectors, however I should never see this while watching normal video. However, this all began when I noticed this issue WHILE WATCHING NORMAL VIDEO and only used the test pattern generator to isolate the source and prove the fault.
I have taken the position that if this unit displays the problem to a greater extent then Sony anticipated, replace the unit or take it back and refund my money.

I just sold my Sim2 Mico 60c, so I can't go back leaving me with the option of looking for a replacement if I can't work this out with Sony.

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