Excerpt: So far, so good. The bulb was half the price of one I could purchase through an electronics store here. The bulb came in a reasonable time. It will be interesting to see how many hours we get out of it and that will be the deciding factor on whether I order this again.
Excerpt: If you have ever bought and installed a lamp in your projector you know the value of buying the lamp made by the manfacturer of your projector. The quality is great and you only have to see the brightness of the picture to see this. There are other manufacturers of lamps that will fit my projector but they don't have the quality of the Panasonic. Thanks to Joel at B and H for his help.
Pros: Brighter Image, Easy To Set Up, Good Padding, Lightweight, Secure
Excerpt: I watch TV using a projector. I read reviews of projector bulbs that were too dim or did not work purchased on auction sites and other sites for 1/4 the cost. Everyone ended up buying real Panasonic OEM, NOT OEM Equivalent, or Generic OEM. I decided to buy OEM from B&H as I am convinced that they stand behind their products and if something goes wrong they will make it right. You get what you pay for.
Excerpt: I made the mistake of buying a knock-off bulb, which saved me over $200. Unfortunately, I spent about two hours working with a magnifying glass and small screw driver installing it because it didn't come with the housing. The bulb lasted about 150 hours... My original bulb is still alive and kicking and has over 2000 hours on it, but I replaced it because the warning light was on. I learned my lesson that for a $4000 projector that it's worth having an original bulb...
Excerpt: This lamp was installed in my Panasonic PT-AE2000U multimedia projector in less then 10 minutes, following the included instructions. It is working flawlessly with 10 hours of use thus far on the new lamp. I took a photo of a scene in a recorded HD program and when I took a duplicate photo of the same scene with the same manual camera settings after the lamp was replaced, the change in brightness was shocking.
Excerpt: Only reason I don't give 5 stars is high price of these lamps. I recommend paying the extra $100 for the genuine OEM lamps like this one over the OEM equivalent, as these genuine lamps last longer. I bought this lamp as a replacement to a cheap one that I had previously bought which only lasted a couple months...