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Topic: Help with finding replacement lamp for Panasonic PT-AE2000
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It's that time again to find a replacement lamp for my very loved Panasonic PT-AE2000 projector. Unfortunately Panasonic no longer makes Lamps for my projector and I've had some bad experiences getting 3rd party "OEM" lamps that dimmed quite quickly (ie; Diamond Lamps). The original Panasonic Lamps used to last me 4-5K hours quite well while the newer 3rd party lamps only lasts me 2-3K hours before noticeably dimming.

There are so many "no-name" alternatives on Amazon that I don't know where to begin. Are there any recommended brands to choose from? Are there any newer technology brands that make lamps compatible with my old projector? Are there anywhere in Canada that I can purchase/order these from that are recommended to save me some shipping and brokerage? Any tips and suggestions would be appreciated.

Unfortunately, now is not the time to splurge on a new 4K laser projector when I'm still satisfied with my old Panasonic (of course I haven't been out shopping - so if I don't see it, my wallet is safe!)
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Panasonic really hit a home run with their models, and you would likely not be overly impressed with a lot of what is out there.

I think I would head to Pureland Supply for replacement lamps if I couldn't get one from the manufacturer that was original and brand named by them.

Pureland tends to have a decent reputation, so you should get decent results, but I can't make any claims about the life span of their lamps vs. original. I do understand what you're talking about though and that really is a common issue.

If it ain't broke... don't go getting something new yet!
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Thanks AV_Integrated! Yes I love my Panasonic still. Unfortunately I know for a fact they no longer make the lamp/bulb for this projector and I have to rely on 3rd parties. I've had 2 bad experiences so far in 2018 and 2020 where I had to return the bulbs. The last one from 2020 only lasted 2yrs (around $2 hours) and its already noticeably dimmer now. I was just hoping that some people here would have a good experience and can recommend a decent 3rd party lamp - its just so overwhelming now with so many no-name knock-offs all claiming to have OEM OSRAM bulbs inside.
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I just received my lamp from MyProjectorLamps oddly, the bulb glass has printed PANASONIC on it - I'm pretty sure Panasonic no longer makes lamps (if they ever actually did as I remember my original Panasonic Lamp having OSRAM bulb) since they discontinued their projector line many years ago. I'm suspicious that they just print whatever they want onto the glass to say its an OEM bulb when it isn't. However since there is no actual Panasonic replacement lamps available nowadays, I have no choice but to try this out, but I think I'm going to let my hours tick up to 3K before changing it out.
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If the lamp you bought has a warranty, you should install it immediately so that you are ensuring it works properly within the warranty period. After the warranty is up, you can switch back to your existing lamp, but make sure what you have does work, and survives the warranty period as expected.
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