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post #1 of 3 Old 06-20-2012, 04:42 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

So I have had my Samsung DLP TV for about 4 years now and the original bulb is STILL kicking! I am about to sell this baby as I just bought the new Panasonic VT50. With that being said, I am a little worried that once I sell the Samsung, the lamp will burn out. Do you guys have any good experiences with any online site?! My lamp code is BP96-01653A (P132W) I would really appreciate your help!
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-21-2012, 06:39 AM
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My experience with buying lamps from on-line vendors has not been good. The ads are cleverly worded to imply that you are buying an official manufacturer's lamp.

In reality, you are buying a Chinese knock off version of the lamp.

I went through a half dozen of these lamps from a well recognized vendor. None of them worked more than a few weeks before developing problems. Fortunately the vendor kept replacing them before finally suggesting that I try a lamp from the manufacturer - even though there is "no difference" in performance between what they sell and the manufacturer.

I got one directly from the manufacturer. installed it, and haven't had an issue since.

With DLP lamps, price does not always equal value.
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