Summary: I did not find the bulb as easy to replace in the housing as some have said. I ended up smudging the bulb a couple times and having to clean it. To do it again, I would buy the housing with the bulb installed. The bulb itself has been great as the TV picture is again very bright. I usually prefer to replace with the original so I am happy I did again this time.
Summary: I put the bulb and housing in on Saturday and everything has been fine! It almost makes me remember why I bought the TV in the first place. :-) So much easier to install when you buy the bulb with the housing versus without.... I would highly recommend this product to anyone needing to replace a bulb. (Of course, it has only been 2 days so I'm not sure how long it'll last!) THANKS!
Summary: Installation took all of 30 seconds and my tv is like new again. The picture is almost too bright but I am attributing that to the contrast of the bulb that I am replacing which was incredibly dim (and about to go out completely). The bulb was installed yesterday and there are no color issues with this bulb. The longevity and life of the bulb will remain to be seen but I am hoping it lasts as long as the original bulb in my tv, which was 5 years.
Summary: I BOUGHT THIS LAMP WITH HOUSING ON MONDAY RECEIVED IT ON FRIDAY!! THERE WERE SOME ISSUES WITH THE TRACKING BUT THE PRODUCT WAS SHIPPED AND ON TIME!!! INSTALLATION WAS A BREEZE! LESS THAN 10 SECONDS!! DONT KNOW ABOUT LONGEVITY BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW THIS CURED MY TV PROBLEM AND I HAVE MY 52" SONY BRAVIA BACK IN ACTION!!!
Summary: It took about five minutes to swap the new lamp out with the old one and it worked right out of the box with no problems. It was very easy to install. You would be wasting money to pay a TV repair person to replace this part. Not sure about the longevity at this point, it has only been in for a week.
Summary: I got this TV primarialy to watch movies on DVD. What I found out was that it produces an inferior picture when fed a signal from a standard DVD at 480p or from a cable signal that is not in High Def. I don't believe that this is the fault of the TV. It is just a warning that when you go High Def, it becomes a bit of a money pit because you have to go digital upgrade (more money), High Def (more money) or you end up with a picture that is way inferior to a CRT.
Summary: 1. The HD pictures are good A+ 2. 480i pictures are about C+ 3. Not sure about reliability, my co-worker got the smaller model KDS-50-A2000 from Best Buy & it won't display any picture after 2 weeks, its fan makes very lound noise.
HD=Unbelievably Amazing Picture...Component Inputs Not working
W. S. Smith, Amazon
7 December 2006
Summary: This is my first big screen TV and my first HDTV to own. I am absolutely blown away by the clarity, brightness and vivid detail of the picture when playing HD sources. The HDMI, S-Video, Composite and FRONT component jacks all work well. When I connected a DVD player to the rear component jacks, the color of the picture was very oversaturated with green and purple. I tried the next set of component inputs on the back of the tv. Same problem.
Summary: I purchased this through Amazon about a week ago. Eagle Global Logistics lost it and couldn't deliver on our scheduled delivery date, however they made it up by getting it to us the following day at a flexible time. Overall, I'm pleased shipping wise and I think it was just an honest mistake.