Original or Aftermarket? We like original TS-CL110UAA TS-CL110U
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Should you buy an original lamp or a generic replacement lamp for your JVC D-ILA TV? The choice is clearly up to the consumer, but we like the original lamps for a few reasons:
1. Engineered by JVC for JVC. Your D-ILA is a fine-tuned TV when running properly, capable of amazing colors and resolution…why degrade it for a few dollars in difference?! Our partner site, Discount-Merchant.com has these original lamps available for $160. This is $40 less than the retail price of a generic, brand LTI lamp.
2. According to JVC, they have corrected issues with their initial lamp design which was prone to premature failure. The new lamp is redesigned and a more reliable lamp. Although the part number and model numbers are the same, these lamps should be rolling out to most dealers right now. It’s important that whoever you purchase your replacement lamp from knows about this revision or they can assure you of these “new batch” lamps. Don’t get stuck with someone’s old inventory!
*** Edited 02/21/2008 ***
Although we’ve supported this theory from JVC, in the last year and half, we have seen very little improvement in the quality of these lamps. Matsushita (Panasonic) has been really struggling with the R&D of UHP Technology and evidence is readily available…just talk to any Panasonic DLP owner from the last 4 years! There is a class action lawsuit against Panasonic right now! Conclusion? Purchase Philips UHP Lamps as a replacement…due to demand, Philips just release this lamp for all JVC TVs!!
3. It all comes down to quality. Why would a customer choose the engineering of a third party company versus that of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)? Why would anyone think a third party company has the capacity to do Research and Development (R&D) better than an OEM? Bottom line, generic companies cannot make this claim…and we should not expect them to! With that said, how can we expect third party lamps to “meet or exceed” original…this is another fallacy!
Everyday we receive emails questioning whether we promote and/or sell aftermarket lamps. The clear question is NO. If you want to purchase generic, third party lamps, we’re willing to refer you to reputable online venders…but why 😉 !?! Philips is the world wide leader in UHP lamps…they are the innovator of the technology…and they have more dedicated R&D than the next 5 companies combined! To purchase a truly superior replacement lamp for your JVC, click here Anyway, the important info…how do you know if you have an originial lamp or a generic? From our understanding, LTI is the biggest vender of aftermarket lamps. We have taken pictures of both original and an LTI bulb below (click to enlarge):
The original JVC is very difficult to photograph, but you know you have an original if it says:
Made in Japan
The generic lamp is fabricated by LTI and approperiately says LTI on the lamp housing
The new Philips lamp is rated for 6,000 hours and should last you at least 2-3 years. Remember, as always, buy from a reliable source as generics and aftermarkets,
and counterfeit lamps are flooding the marketplaces!