We’ve got our hands on the lamp that sits in the latest line of JVC TVs for 2008…as we predicted, JVC has changed lamp manufactures. Philips and Philips Lighting has won the contract and for good reason!
Below are a few snapshots…as more information becomes available we will update this page.
Let us know if you have any information on compatibility, etc.
The new JVC replacement lamp, PK-CL120U, is currently compatible with all the latest 2008 model TVs, including the ultra slim:
HD-65S998 (65″ HDILA D-ILA TV) Here’s the user manual for your conveience and reference
HD-58S998 (58″ HDILEA D-ILA TV) Here’s the user manual for your conveience and reference
(Please note, the HD-70GC78, although a current generation model, it still uses the older TS-CL110UAA lamp and is not covered in this review)
These new 2008 models, first displayed at the Internation Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2008) are 40% thinner than the average rear projection TV, and actually 43% thinner than JVC’s own previous generation models which featured the TS-CL110UAA lamp. These new TVs are under 12″ (actually 10.7″ and 11.6″ respectfully) and can be wall mounted thanks to the standard VESA mounting, as well as the attractive and sleek from bezel.
The new PK-CL120U user replacement lamp in these JVCs are made by Philips..
The new Ultra Slim TVs are 1080P HD-ILA with a new 2 Million Pixel Structure 0.7″ 3-Chip design. this is the 5th Generation D.I.S.T. with GENESSA and all feature Energy Star compliant circuitry.
No hassle HD with built-in ATSC tuner and Clear QAM
User replaceable lamp (PK-CL120U)
Dual HDMI w/HDCP Digital Video Inputs
As you can see below, the new lamp is manufactured by Philips Lighting…this is a big positive move on the part of JVC to insure more reliable sets! No longer should JVC fans be discouraged by unreliable UHP lighting!
Philips 100W / 120W 1.0 lamp…
Note this UHP Philips lamp does not have a front glass and resembles more like a typical projector bulb with is small size.
This makes the lamp extremely sensative! If the filament is touched, that could be the end of your bulb…be careful!
Another view of the new Philips JVC Lamp
As you can see, the front cover extends out a bit and give the lamp a little bit of breathing room. The previous generation TVs using the TS-CL110UAA lamp featured a sealed UHP lamp. The new design should allow for better heat dissipation and longer life.
the bulb enclosure has a more aggressive look to it too..hehe..
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