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Hi all,
My Planar Pd7060 is due for a new lamp. there are a few retailers that pop up...just wondering if any here have had any experience with any of the following....

myprojectorlamps.com

EDIT: I have no idea why this is being difficult www.northstar(dash)av.com (Of course the (dash) is replaced with a real dash)

Projector Lamps World

Pureland Supply

All their sites look legit, but that's easily created these days...
Prices are all over the map...These are for the raw bulb only...the carrier comes out, and lamp is separate.
Any and all experiences are welcome

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Or, perhaps a different, trustworthy, company that you have used...?

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Try ProVantage. I have used them twice for replacement bulbs for my Panasonic. Very good service, quick delivery, and genuine Panasonic parts. For me, the price is about 1/2 of what I would pay buying a replacement bulb up here in Canada.

But where ever you chose to go, ensure they are selling you a real original part, not some "almost as good as" part. Everyone who gets the real parts is happy (apart from the price), but a lot of people trying to save a buck getting the "almost as good as" parts end up feeling burnt (figuratively and literally in some cases). It's not cheaper if you end up having to buy another real bulb two weeks later.

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Mike...
I have previously replaced the bulb in my 46 in DLP, and had researched OEM vs. aftermarket at that time. The bulb manufacturer and part # were easily found for my Samsung TV. Not so much so far for this bulb
Thank you for the referral...I will check them out.

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Got one on eBay from China about 1 1/2 years ago that has outlasted the original bulb by a significant margin.
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I replaced the lamp in my old Panny with a "compatible". Seems to work just fine and its almost a third what an OEM bulb costs.
I have heard nightmare stories about the compatibles popping right away but mine is working just great.
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Has anyone here used a higher brightness (lumens) bult than what OEM provided? Is there such a thing? We have (2) Vivitek H1080FD projectors that we're using and one would think there would be a higher wattage bulb that would fit......?
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You run the risk of damaging the projector. Using a higher wattage lamp means more heat, more heat than the projector was designed to handle means melted parts. I know of two people who had to replace parts in their projectors after they used the wrong lamp.

Also, the wrong lamp can/will have different voltage/current demands that could mean trouble for the high voltage power supply. And then there are physical and optical characteristics.

Bottom line, projector lamps are not interchangeable as they are in household lamps. If you manage to find one that does fit and does fire up, you do so at your own risk.
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