So after several years of regular use, I got the first "warning" from my Mitsubishi HD1000U projector that the bulb/lamp is nearing the end of its life. I got the projector from the fine folks at ProjectorPeople.com and will strongly consider getting my replacement lamp from them as well. As I've read in several places before, there are generally two "tiers" of pricing for replacement lamp assemblies - the more expensive is usually OEM while the cheaper lamp a knockoff brand/OEM "equivalent". In terms of price difference, we're talking $300-350 vs. $100-150. I'm not in the market for a new projector - it will be a replacement lamp. I'm perfectly willing to pay the higher price if it's truly a safer bet, and I'll get a higher quality lamp that will last another couple thousand hours of regular use. Does anyone have any experience with various retailers out there for replacement lamps? Some of the retailers that offer the lamp at the higher price include: ProjectorPeople (I know these folks are the real deal) TigerDirect B&H Photo Any thoughts/experiences with these retailers? Any others? Thanks for any input.