Grand WEGA HDTV Replacement Lamp
Please Do Not Buy this!!!!
I have owned this tv since 2007, and I still have it 6 years later because I just hate the idea of wasting what I paid for it. But that literally happens with this product. I've changed the bulb 3 times already. The first bulb lasted the longest, and every other bulb lasts less than 2 months before the tv tells me to change it. This is a lousy product. The picture has turned green and is a pain to see. I am done with it as well as with Sony. I have tried to complain but their customer support is mean and rude. I even asked the representative if he cared to which he replied "no, I don't." I mean really Sony? Please if you are like myself and still (for any reason) have this tv just stop before buying the lamp. You will lose money in the long run. I suggest a different cheaper brand. I have TVs in my home that were cheaper and still work just like the day I purchased them.
October 7, 2013
life of xl5200 bulb
I have a 60 inch sony kds-60A3000 and I set my TV on power saving mode. That may be the reason the bulb has so far lasted me over 3 1/2 years. TV runs quite a bit too. I have it set up as a security screen also to view my driveway through a camera.
I would recomend a online purchase and you'll save $ over retail price.
The main thing also that you wear a clean cloth glove when ever handling the bulb as your skin oils will shorten the life of the bulb. YouTube has videos showing how to replace the bulbs.
The only thing I wish I did was to wait a few more months to buy a flat screen thin model, LED model..But the closeout price was unreal at the time..oh well..
April 25, 2011
Replacement Lamp Cost
Wow... Did we get ripped off. On our third replacement lamp... Over $600 invested in repairs. At one time we had 6 Sony Televisions in our household. Switching to Samsung and LG. Really disappointed.
April 10, 2011
no bang for the buck
i have had my tv for 4+ years two date i have had to replace my bulb 4 times and needs to be replaced again also poor video engine performance. it has been replaced twice. lucky for me i bought the extended warranty
February 1, 2011