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Just wondering how good/trustworthy are the $75 bulbs on fleabay? They look the same....but are they any good?

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Just wondering how good/trustworthy are the $75 bulbs on fleabay? They look the same....but are they any good?

You'll want something with an OSRAM bulb or OEM lamp to give you the best odds of one not self-destructing within a few months.

I don't think the Optoma 200X was intended for the U.S. market so you may not get much input here.

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You'll want something with an OSRAM bulb or OEM lamp to give you the best odds of one not self-destructing within a few months.

I don't think the Optoma 200X was intended for the U.S. market so you may not get much input here.

Thanks Mr. G.....does it matter if it comes with the housing or not? Is it a difficult process to install bare lamp?

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Thanks Mr. G.....does it matter if it comes with the housing or not? Is it a difficult process to install bare lamp?

Doesn't seem to be but it would depend on the projector model. Follow the instructions that come with bulb.

Here is a sample link to a YouTube video on installing a bulb into a housing.

How to Install a Bare Projector Lamp into your Projector

Again it's up to you to decide if installing a bare bulb is preferable to buying an OEM manufacturer lamp.

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Doesn't seem to be but it would depend on the projector model. Follow the instructions that come with bulb.

Here is a sample link to a YouTube video on installing a bulb into a housing.

How to Install a Bare Projector Lamp into your Projector

Again it's up to you to decide if installing a bare bulb is preferable to buying an OEM manufacturer lamp.

Thanks man. Ended up going with an official bulb from Amazon.ca. For less than $180 it seemed like a good enough deal to extend my projector's life by 2-3 years.

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