Hello, Mike, and thanks in advance for your help. Here are the answers to your questions:
1. I bought the new lamp online, after consulting an online TV assistance service such as I am doing now. I don't recall the company I bought it from - and I am away from home for a few days and cannot check the receipt immediately.
2. I bought the lamp with housing. The lamp I purchased was a Toshiba lamp model Y196-LMP. It looked exactly like the old lamp. The old lamp, by the way, had broken glass inside when I removed it. The new lamp - the one I took out and reinstalled - had no broken glass inside, and as i indicated, it worked for a time - a couple of weeks, before the problem returned.
3. As indicated I don't have the receipt in front of me, but I recall I paid about $160.00 for the new lamp with housing.
4. I don't have this available at present, but can email you back with it once I have my daughter check this. She's at home.
Mike, if we need the full model number of the TV for you to help me I will have to email you back tomorrow. Is there a good email address to which I can send you a note? Thanks - John