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Blowing Bulbs in the 50WE655

I recently replaced the bulb, which blew almost instantly. I thought it was only the bulb and then learned of the ballast. The ballast was replaced by a tech and another bulb installed less than 20 days ago. Now, this bulb shot. I bought the bulbs and ballast on ebay, but my tech thinks it's the bulb (he said it may be a "B" line). It's made by LTI (Lighting Technologies Int.) in CA. I spoke to the company rep and she says some bulbs must be the OEM part. Now I don't know if it is the ballast or the bulb! Any help? would be appreciated.

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Re: Blowing Bulbs in the 50WE655

Must replace with original bulb by sony,others don't last,ask for a refund from the lti company or a replacement if they say different at no cost to you.

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