Originally Posted by deromax
I wanted to be totally sure I got a genuine Panasonic lamp and not an equivalent. This is not easy to assess
in the vendor's web sites products description.
Boy is that an understatement. I hear you and had exactly the same problem and consider myself to be a pretty astute shopper.
-"Panasonic 4000 equivalent lamp (bulb)" FAKE
-"Panasonic genuine 4000 replacement bulb" FAKE. If you have a genuine
Panasonic 4000 projector, then this product will indeed replace the bulb .
-"Genuine Panasonic 4000, factory replacement bulb for the PTAE4000 projector" FAKE. Your projector might be "genuine", and this bulb is made in some factory, not a backyard or kitchen, but you still aren't getting the real deal.
-"Genuine Panasonic PTAE4000 projector part, model #: ET-LAE4000 replacement lamp" FAKE. What you are buying isn't the original, it is a replacement
for ET-LAE4000 lamp. Get it? Pretty sneaky.
P.S. +1 for B&H. They are legit, ship fast, and of the dozens of times I've ordered from them, the one time I ever did have an issue (which was UPS's fault really, not theirs) their customer service guy I contacted was attentive and on the ball.Edited by m. zillch - 6/21/13 at 12:20pm