Are Philips truly better than "generic" Lamps???

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Are Philips truly better than "generic" Lamps???

Postby grayfox » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:45 am

Hello Everyone,

So I posted this before, but in order to be more clear since I repair all brands of electronics I figured I would ask the Sony crowd.
I see "OEM compatible" and "generic" lamps being sold online and my normal supplier sells only Philips, which is the OEM lamp for SONYs.

My doubt is :oops: :

Is the Philips lamp really that much better than a "generic" ? :?:

Thank you!! :geek:
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Re: Are Philips truly better than "generic" Lamps???

Postby JJP » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:53 am

Hey, I have only my experience but I got badly burned with generic lamps. Messed up my projector. First it didn't really fit well inside. The lamp cover wouldn't go on and when it did I had a lousy picture. It eventually popped inside, left bits of glass inside the projector. A real pain to clean up. I was sorry I had got the cheap route. Authentic Philips lamps for me from now on, for sure!
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Re: Are Philips truly better than "generic" Lamps???

Postby ovadoggvo » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:51 am

The Philips lamps are absolutely better for your Projector or Projection TV than the generics... Here is a good article explaining the difference between OEM and Generic replacement lamps for your projector:

I think build quality and reliability is very important... it like buying insurance right off the bat - not having to worry about it failing mid-superbowl.
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