Generic/OEM Compatible DLP TV Replacement Lamps =Big mistake
by sissy800800 - 2/16/12 3:28 PM
If you have purchased anything but Osram or Philips replacement lamp for your DLP tv then this is probably your problem.. The generic is VERY tempting in this recession but in this case generic is poison to your dlp tv... i have a Mitsubishi 60735 and went thru 2 generic bulbs when my tv kept shutting down on it's own and the lights on front would flash, i could power it back on and watch it for 10 minutes then flicker and shut down again ..well since the bulb was new i thought it may be defective so i got it exchanged for another one ... after all of the post i have seen on the internet on how much repairs were going to cost on dlp sets no matter what the problem was ..i was ready to chunk the tv out the door when the second NEW lamp was doing the same thing.....!! well a last ditch effort to save my tv before i trashed it or taking it apart to dissect it.. was to buy a brandname lamp ... in my case i purchased a Philips ..it cost twice as much =/ ..i could just return it if it didn't work.. well it was the generic lamps that was causing the problem.. the brandname worked perfectly .. i am just glad the generic lamp didn't do any damage to my TV!!! I have done further research on the generic lamps and realized that the damage it could have done was not worth the money i saved when i purchesed it. Generic is a great deal cheaper in some cases (household cleaners, etc..) and it works fine, but in this case GET THE NAME BRAND!!!! the only name brands i know of for these lamps are Philips or Osram/Sylvania.. hope this helps others from this headache. Do your research don't by generic lamp replacements, your DLP set cost to much to risk it.