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Brought the DLP back to life.,
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This review is from: Buslink XTSS003 Projection TV Lamp to Replace Samsung BP96-01653A (Electronics)I picked up this DLP TV cheap 2 1/2 years ago. I wasn't always a fan of DLPs in the store compared to the glitzy LCD or Plasmas that most salespeople steered me to. But at nearly triple the price for the same screen real estate, I figured I could deal with a little distortion from the angles. I've been extremely happy with the bright, clear picture of my TV until a few weeks ago, when the slowly fading projector lamp made the TV almost unwatchable over the weekend.
The OE part from Sammy's site is $139 plus astronomically high shipping rates. This is the same thing for less than half the price. Since my lamp made the TV unwatchable within a couple days, I ordered online overnight on Sunday, and it arrived Tuesday. I've never replaced one of these before, but it was really easy... took 3 minutes. This lamp doesn't look exactly like the one I pulled out of the TV, but it fits, and works.
Picture is as bright as when I bought it. I went from jacked up contrast with progressively unwatchable-dark picture to a bright, clear picture. I had to jack the picture settings way down below default.