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question on Sony KDS-55A3000 new bulb blew up

This set has been sitting for about 3 years, it was my dads and he left it to me when he passed. I just had it sitting in a room so one day I decided to use it. Great pic its been in use for about 6 months, then the pic got a little dim and pop. Ok replace the bulb. Ordered one and plugged it in. Turned it on and I noticed that the pic was still not that bright, let it warm up. Changed the setting about new bulb, and changed the channel. About 5 minutes later POW bulb blew up.

I know its a stretch but is this just a bad replacement or a sign of something else being wrong?

They offered me a new replacement bulb but I hate to blow another one just to find out there is something else wrong with this.

ps this is a link to the replacement I used.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Knockoff lamps do not work, and can damage your set. Contact Sony for the proper lamp. Expect to pay a lot more than 48 dollars for a lamp that works.
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The first bulb I received was in a BIG box and strapped to cardboard with a plastic wrapping.
on the box is X000K9BEWZ. this bulb lasted about 10 minutes. There was no indication of what this bulb was for and there was NO packing slip.
Very strange for Amazon.

The replacement I received says XL-5200 from Bulbworld, in a very little box, I thought it was only the bulb but it was the complete unit.
It has a full metal bracket for the power plug and worked perfectly.
It IS super bright, I had to turn down the brightness which was fine with me
It has been working for 5 days now and no problems.
I am at a loss about the first one, did someone send the wrong bulb or ?
the new replacement says Philips on the lamp and working file.
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Knockoff lamps do not work, and can damage your set. Contact Sony for the proper lamp. Expect to pay a lot more than 48 dollars for a lamp that works.
Are the philips lamp sold at amazon good?
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Are the philips lamp sold at amazon good?
Using one that cost 25$ hope it last long
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The first bulb I received was in a BIG box and strapped to cardboard with a plastic wrapping.
on the box is X000K9BEWZ. this bulb lasted about 10 minutes. There was no indication of what this bulb was for and there was NO packing slip.
Very strange for Amazon.

The replacement I received says XL-5200 from Bulbworld, in a very little box, I thought it was only the bulb but it was the complete unit.
It has a full metal bracket for the power plug and worked perfectly.
It IS super bright, I had to turn down the brightness which was fine with me
It has been working for 5 days now and no problems.
I am at a loss about the first one, did someone send the wrong bulb or ?
the new replacement says Philips on the lamp and working file.
How is the lamp from bulbworld?
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How is the lamp from bulbworld?
Looking at reviews, bulbworld or projectorquest
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Looking at reviews, bulbworld or projectorquest
Bought a used one kds 60, is it worth keeping and buying a $95 lamp. Woud it improve pic. Have on a $25 lamp now
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