Summary: I puchased a replacement lamp from another retailer which turned out to be a not so bright idea. There lamp faded quickly and i was left in the dark. Then I found ONE CALL got the right lamp for my Sony Pearl at a price that didnt leave my wallet light. Now movies and popcorn at my place are always a bright idea!!!
Summary: This is the only lamp that will last. I typed this review in a system that has this lamp runnnig for 2970 hours, and it still has acceptable brightness. Other generic lamp I bought lasted a day and its replacement lasted only 3 months. I just received a new one from Onecall, and I was happy to see it was the real deal-a genuine Sony lamp.
Summary: FYI: the lamp ships with a filter which is a thin foam strip. The onecall salesman verified this for me. The salesman was a lot of help. I'd buy from onecall again. The Sony website doesn't indicate this, and I couldn't find anywhere on the web that indicated this. However the manual with the projector clearly states to replace the filter at the same time as the lamp. I got about 1300 hrs of life out of my original bulb.
Summary: I didn't have any trouble replacing the old bulb, and I turned it on, and it works :-) So minus griping about price etc, these things are never cheap... it works great and arrived in a respectable amount of time.
Summary: One call [...] price was "the best". Removal & installation was very easy. Although Onecall had the best price (matched another low priced vendor) these lamps are too expensive to be replacing every 2yrs.