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post #361 of 365 Old 10-14-2016, 11:52 AM
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Stumbled on this thread while looking for info on straightening the tilt of my Mistubishi WD-62627 display (turned out to be VERY easy to do - just need to review the adjustments section of the service manual). But I read the last few pages of the thread and saw so many discussions about bad replacement lamps I thought I would just add my experience - it has been generally good.

I bought the TV somewhere back in 2006 - first lamp died in a few moths and was replaced under warranty. Didn't really use the TV all that much for the next 3 years, but then I moved and it became our primary TV - the Mitsubishi replacement lamp (marked Osram) worked fine for another two years after that rough move, but then the TV quit working without any specific failure notification. I bought a new cheapo replacement on Amazon - the lamp was about $20 and is advertised as "High Quality AuraBeam Replacement Bulb" sold by Exclusive Bulbs. While the plug alignment on the lamp housing was just slightly off from the original, causing me to need to fiddle with it for a while to get it properly inserted and locked down, that lamp has worked perfectly for me for over 5,000 hours. Even though I do not yet need another, I think I will order one just to compare the brightness against a new one. After all, $20 is a pretty low cost to have a backup lamp available. You can find my full review of this lamp on Amazon as user "Mauser".
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OK, you talked me into it...since I've been needing a new bulb for a while now, I ordered the AuraBeam.

Never had good luck with aftermarket bulbs...I will report back.
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Just an update on my cheapo-lamps:

Although my last lamp is still working fine with about 5,200 hours on it, the warm-up takes about 30 seconds to bright, so I did order a new AuraBeam lamp and will be keeping the older one as backup. My experiences are so far identical to my first one.

The plug on the new lamp initially did not mate perfectly with the TV on the first try to just slide the lamp in place - after trying to inset it, you could see a small mark on the plug where the plastic was hitting. It only took one or two more tries with a slight tilt towards the right side to get the plug to mate, then a little fiddling with a flat screwdriver blade at the edge to move the housing a tad in order to properly line up the locking screw holes. The lamp comes with three small springs to use under the locking screws, but I find them way too stiff to easily get the screws started - I have BIG hands and not much space to work in! The easy solution is to just leave those springs off and use the screwdriver to nudge the lamp housing to line up those holes.

New lamp is working perfectly, and warm-up time is now about 10-15 seconds. To me that is $20 well spent; brighter picture and now have spare on the shelf.
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OK, you talked me into it...since I've been needing a new bulb for a while now, I ordered the AuraBeam.

Never had good luck with aftermarket bulbs...I will report back.
I will post an update as well.

My first AuraBeam ($27 on Amazon...where are you finding them for $20??) didn't do well. No problems at all installing it...no fiddling with the connector, and was extremely bright. That didn't last though...after 3 days, the brightness dropped to about half of what it was initially, and changing the Energy setting from Standard to Bright had no effect.

Returned the bulb and ordered another of the same. Have had the replacement up and running for about a week now and so far, so good. Very bright and the pic looks great! Fingers crossed that this one lasts for me.
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My first AuraBeam ($27 on Amazon...where are you finding them for $20??)
Right here (and even 5 cents UNDER $20): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Maybe your lamp model is a little different? Or maybe you just didn't look long enough - I have often found the identical part listed from the same seller with multiple entries and prices. I now spend a lot of time cross-checking before I submit an order!

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