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Stay away! Do not buy !,
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The price looks attractive , but do not make the same mistake I made . I was trying to save some money buying this replacement lamp for my samsung 55 inch dlp tv and now it's going to cost me more than the tv is worth to repair it . I installed the lamp just like shown at the instruction printed on the box . Perfect fit . Then I turned my tv on and it worked for 5 minutes before I started to smell something burning . I immediately turned the tv off and open the cover on the back of tv to inspect the lamp and that was the source of the problem . The lamp overheated so much that it melted the connectors with the connectors coming from the ballast . I did not know this at first so I just pulled the lamp by the metal hook and as I pulled it , the connectors from ballast came off since they were melted with the connector on the lamp . It never did that with the factory lamp . Only reason I wanted to replace is because the tv is 5 years old and I've noticed it was not as bright . So decided to try one of this lamps before spending over 100 for a Philips one and now I regret that decision . Manufacture recommended Lamp would've cost me $129 , with great warranty ... Instead I paid 38 for this junk and is going to cost me $300 more for the repairs . If you can , save the money until you can buy original lamp .. Save yourself from this nightmare !