BOUGHT IT AND WITHIN TWO MONTHS IT BLEW UP INSIDE MY PROJECTOR! BLEW UP!!!!! From the minute it was installed I could tell there were issues, and tried to have this company send me a replacement. They have been absolutely awful in their attempts at customer service. What a piece of crap DO NOT DEAL WITH THIS COMPANY OR THIS BULB! WHAT A FRICKIN JOKE!!!
We were having problems with our projector and bought this item as a possible fix. Still having problems with the projector, we took it in with this bulb to be fixed. We were just notified that this is an after-market bulb, not genuine Panasonic. After spending and additional $50.00 to have our projector examined, we were told that a new bulb is needed (a genuine bulb).
Has anybody bought this replacement panny lamp from Projector Parts? I emailed them through Amazon asking them to verify three things: a) the lamp is authentic made by and supplied by Panasonic, b) it is brand new (not used or refurbished) and c) it comes with the 90 day Panasonic factory warranty. I haven't received a response, which makes me very nervous. I would like to save over $100 on the lamp, but not at the risk of receiving anything but a brand new authentic lamp.
I bought this bulb from Projector Worldwide, and it seems legit.
I ws looking for a true Panasonic bulb made by Panasonic. The market is flooded with OEM compatible bulbs made in china or by other more or less reputable manufacturers.
I received a bulb with serial number, bulb made in taiwan, and it looks like the original panasonic bulb. The vents are plastic grids instead of a metal mesh, the screws are clipped into the base, not loose, construction looks clean.
It came in a brown box with a sticker with a bunch of infos, mentioning Panasonic. The bulb itself does not have a "panasonic" brand on it, but so neither did my original bulb.
I have made pictures of it and will be trying it out tonight. IDK if I can post pics...