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Does anyone have any information or feedback about the Projector Parts storefront on Amazon.com? I found a few hits on the forums but not really much information.

Here's the site:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=AUV974II0PI0Y

I'm looking for a replacement lamp for my PT-AE900 and their price is about half of what I found on other stores. They list the manufacturer as Panasonic and they list the original part # but I have a feeling I'm going to get what I paid for; a cheap knockoff.

Here's the one I'm looking at:
http://www.amazon.com/ET-LAE900-Complete-Replacement-Lamp-Module/dp/B0078MU6D4/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1349241753&sr=8-17&keywords=ETLAE900


On a side note, I noticed that the window on the lamp assembly seemed a little faded/foggy. Is this normal and should I also consider replacing the full assembly? Most stores seem to sell only the lamp and not the full assembly as shown in the link above.

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Does anyone have any information or feedback about the Projector Parts storefront on Amazon.com? I found a few hits on the forums but not really much information.
Here's the site:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=AUV974II0PI0Y
I'm looking for a replacement lamp for my PT-AE900 and their price is about half of what I found on other stores. They list the manufacturer as Panasonic and they list the original part # but I have a feeling I'm going to get what I paid for; a cheap knockoff.
Here's the one I'm looking at:
http://www.amazon.com/ET-LAE900-Complete-Replacement-Lamp-Module/dp/B0078MU6D4/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1349241753&sr=8-17&keywords=ETLAE900
On a side note, I noticed that the window on the lamp assembly seemed a little faded/foggy. Is this normal and should I also consider replacing the full assembly? Most stores seem to sell only the lamp and not the full assembly as shown in the link above.
Thanks!

For a $154 you can be assured it's a clone. It doesn't really say it's an OEM Panasonic replacement, Amazon just has a link back to Panasonic related products. A faded/foggy lamp assembly is caused by heat and dust and is normal, that is why the entire assembly has to be replaced. You can take a chance and buy this or spend twice as much for a real Panasonic lamp.

Spare yourself the headache and go to Provantage for the real deal.

http://www.provantage.com/panasonic-et-lae900~7PANP04K.htm
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It's surprising that Amazon doesn't take action against companies selling knock offs. I'm guessing if the products in question were made by Gucci instead of Panasonic it might be a different story. smile.gif

Thanks for the link, that's actually a really good price. It looks however like it's just the lamp, and not the complete assembly. Are they usually purchased together or is it a separate part number? I have the service manual which includes a list of parts but I'm not sure if it's TEEC5179 "LAMP HOUSE" or TXFKL01VKB4 "LAMP COVER ASSY". I searched for both those part numbers and a lot of stores seem to have them, but none of them include a picture. Any information would be appreciated!

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It is the complete assembly and everything you need, including a new filter.

If you still have questions about the item just give them a call.

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