Hey, just went through your thread today and enjoyed reading your theater build as it has progressed over the years. I too have a Epson projector that just won't quit, but I waited until the 3010 came out to purchase a 1080P model. Still have a 720P Epson HC400 in the closet for a backup with an extra bulb for both projectors. Last I checked I had over 12,000 hours on the 3010 a few months ago. Mine did start shutting down like yours did and I had to replace the filter, no amount of cleaning would bring it back. Probably good idea to buy a new filter each time you replace the bulb.
You mentioned that your old Yamaha 3900 had macro functionality on the remote, does the 3050 do macro, and do the macros work with the mobile app? Like say I wanted to power up the TV, power on the AVR, Power on the satellite, and switch to the correct input with a single button. Then I want to watch a movie, so, power down satellite, power down TV, power up projector, power up Blu-Ray, and swap to appropriate input with a single button. Finally power down everything with a single button. Would something like this be possible with either the remote or the mobile app?
Epson Home Cinema 3010 Projector____Paradigm 9SE MK II Main LR
Yamaha RX-V667 AVR_______________Paradigm CC-270 V.3 Center
Emotiva UPA-5 Amplifier______________Dual Stereo Integrity 18" Infinite Baffle
Sony BDP-570 Blu Ray_______________DIY Sound Group Volt 10