Pros Easy of replacement
Cons none that i am aware of
Summary I have had my TV for 6 years now and just have to replace the bulb! It was so easy to do as well. I haven' t had any of the problems other users have had!
Pros It helps pictures look amazing
Cons Product reliability
Summary Lamp life has always been an issue for people buying replacement projector lamps. It's a bitter pill to swallow when the manufacturer says that it will last for 4,000 hours and you end up having to replace it after 2,000.
A lot of manufacturers have learned their lesson, either by replacing them for customers, or by exiting the business altogether but XL2100U definitely helps WEGA TVs look brilliant.
I've actually put a whole bunch of information together for XL2100U. You can find it all here: http://tvlampsnbulbs.com/xl-2100u-a-1606-034-b-sony-wega-lamp/
Pros Works great for a few months...
Cons Lamp goes out to quickly!
Summary Sony, you should be ashamed at yourself for putting out an inferior lamp. You will see a difference in picture quality as the lamp degrades. One might think they are buying a high quality television, ( which it is), but end up buying a lamp that degrades in a short period of time. I am now on my third lamp since buying the TV.
The lamp is averaging 8 months before it goes completely out. Watching TV after 5 month is agonizing. It is so dim that at times you can not make out the characters on the screen. I wish I would not have spent those thousands of dollars on a TV that empties your pocket book every few months. Sony, Please lower your lamp prices or put a better lamp out on the market. There is nothing wrong with the TV, no technician needed, I am one. Enough said!!
Pros Come on folks, you expect to get more when you pay such a high price
Cons If you knew the minute you turn on a fresh lamp the display deteriorates little by little would you buy?
Summary I am very disappointed . after going through one lamp during warranty and now needing a second I figured out that I could see the display get weak little by little every week until you just know the lamp does not give a perfect display for very many months before you should replace. Of course maybe you buy an 8000.00 TV so you can watch the display go bad over another serveral months until it is black. Picture is super for a while after you put in new lamp, then little by little the picture gets darker and darker. Sony thinks that is acceptible.
Read THE SONY SERVICE CONTRACT. when they sell the 520,00 contract to you , they may tell you they cover lamps....THEN you try to get one that is..........then THEY TELL YOU TO READ THE CONTRACT. very disappointing. THIS STORY IS ABOUT a 70 inch XBR950 LCD, picture is super with new lamp but menu's are clumbsey and ineffective and the lamps should last much longer.