Originally Posted by PRO710HD
One of the threads pointed to an ebay seller (Nio Sales). That store is selling the OEM housing with Phillips bulb for 84.99 while the OEM OSRAM bulb is 99. They don't charge shipping so that's at least $10 cheaper than buying direct from Mitsuparts (UPS basic shipping charge is $10)
Any opinions on going with the Phillips over the OSRAM (Neolux and Osram I assume is same company)?
Re Neolux and Osram:
"OSRAM, a leading manufacturer of high quality lighting products,
introduces a new dual product strategy for the rear projection TV
In recent years there has been an influx of low quality, rear projection
TV lamps into the aftermarket that attempted to fill the increased
demand for lower cost replacement lamps. Because of unacceptable
quality levels of the typical generic lamp, there is a high level of
consumer dissatisfaction. As a result, OSRAM now offers a new family
of rear projection lamps called NEOLUX, which targets the cost
conscious consumer at a higher quality level. "
I'm not sure this is a good move on the part of Osram. It's kind of like Mercedes offering a cheap little car to compete with Kia. The effect is to muddy your own brand.