AVS Forum Special Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central Illinois
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
I found that my set would only work reliably with Toshiba lamps.
After market lamps would fire fine for anywhere between 2 weeks and 2 months, then start to require multiple restart attempts to get it going.
When you buy a lamp from Toshiba you get a compatible product for your set, a 6 month warranty, and the set actually powering up when you want to watch something.
I bought my Toshiba lamp with a credit card, which doubled the manufacturer's warranty - giving me a year's protection.
Toshiba lamps are an excellent example of price of an object being in line with it's value.
After market lamps are available much cheaper, but represent a poor value to me.