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Topic # 18099 27-Dec-2007 19:46
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The XL-5100 replacement lamp part is available overseas for almost half the cost of what it costs in New Zealand. I have 2 questions..

1. Will shipping this part from the US to New Zealand cause any damage? In the tv manual it says that vibration can harm the lamp.

2. Do refurbished lamp units have the same or similar lifespan as a brand new one?

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  Reply # 101987 28-Dec-2007 06:15
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Given that many US folks get replacement bulbs shipped to them (rather than go to the store) I would suspect that if the bulb were packed properly, perhaps encased in a foam box etgc., it would survive fine.

I have  JVC RP set that might require a new bulb soon - might look at the US option myself.




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  Reply # 102002 28-Dec-2007 09:37
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Ummmm, where do you suspect Sony NZ gets its lamps..... from the same factory as any Sony supplier on the planet, cant be too many factories making this particular lamp, so they all have to be shipped somewhere. As Laurence says, assuming its packed correctly there should not be an issue.

Edit, see in todays paper Sony are pulling the plug on RearPro LCD sets next month.

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  Reply # 102077 28-Dec-2007 16:14
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Slightly OT but was in Frys electronics in Fremont, CA yesterday and saw some of the newer Sony SXRD sets (slimmer and narrower) and for the deal of the century, a 65" Toshiba 1080p DLP for $999! Really tempting to get one and ship it back but of course it would be NTSC only so I could only use it for US DVD, BR and HD-DVD content.




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