Summary: bought this in march 2011 and here it is september 2011 and i am getting warnings on my set that the bulb needs to be replaced and the picture is becoming wavy in spots. really don't want to pay $200 for the "orignal sony" bulb from sony because there is no guarantee on how long that one will last. will probably order another one of these and hope for the best.
Annoying flicker still comes up after replacing bulb
Shopping Cart, Amazon
16 September 2011
Summary: I replaced my original bulb with this lamp about a month ago since my KDS-50A2000 was having flickering problems and the screen would black out periodically. After reading several suggestions on the internet, I came to the conclusion that it was probably due to a bad bulb. I've had this set for about 4 years now so it seemed logical that it was time to replace the bulb anyways.
Summary: Without warning the lamp went. We were nowhere near the 8,000 hours of use that SONY predicts the lamp will serve us before it burns out. Went to the store where I bought it and spoke to the same salesman who sold it to us. He didn't say a word. Took my paperwork walked over to three different computers and typed in a bunch of numbers and letters in each one. He wrote a phone number down and handed my paperwork back to me.