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post #811 of 845 Old 06-15-2009, 09:14 AM
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this thread has seemed to of slowed down to a stop. Any owners alive? Did I make a bad choice buying this projector?

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this thread has seemed to of slowed down to a stop. Any owners alive? Did I make a bad choice buying this projector?

Yes, we are still alive. IMO you made a very good choice and with HW10 you can expect a nice improvement over your old Sanyo.

I have been very satisfied with my purchase. Maybe it is quiet here because we do not have any major problems with our HW10s (no dust blobs, etc.) or maybe it is because of the current economy, probably both.
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We're watching movies. You made a good choice.

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Yep, we are a bunch of happy owners without problems to post in here, that's why this thread is dead.
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Yep, we are a bunch of happy owners without problems to post in here, that's why this thread is dead.

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so I got the projector hooked up tonight. OOTB it is BEAUTIFUL! destroys my Sanyo PLV-Z5! so very much brighter, which is something I wasn't really expecting to be honest. The size is a lot more substantial than my Sanyo. Makes the Sanyo feel like a toy.

I am very happy with this purchase and I've only had it setup for 2 hours!

I do wish the screws came with it to mount the projector to the mount. I had to make an Ace Hardware run to get the correct (5M) screws.

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btw, do you guys put the lens cap back on after use? Seems like it would be easy to knock it out of focus by doing that. I'm used to the Sanyo's automatic door.

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How about BRIGHTNESS/Lumens compare to all other Sony previous models?
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I received my sony projector today from another store (transfer) and the power cord that was sent does not fit.. They sent a power cord that has a L shape at the end that plugs into the projector. I need a power cord that is straight at the end that plugs into the projector. For those we have the projector already, can someone please send me the specs for the power cord (amps, volts, length, etc.). I am thinking I can use the same power cord that is used for one of my PC monitors.
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Nothing special. A PC power cord will certainly carry the current - similar power consumption.
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Any input on those cheaper oem bulbs?? How do they compare to the original lmp-h201?
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mrtbig,

You do get what you paid for; I won't use a cheaper oem bulb, unless it is manufactured in Japan.

If you follow some of the other threads, quality control or lack of, is a major source of early bulb failure or dimness.
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So my HW10 up and died...its last signature was this screen:




I just replaced it with a Panny 8000; before i throw it out, would anyone have an interest in this for parts?
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I went thru a HW10, which was replaced by a HW15 under an extended Sony warranty when the HDMI board failed. Sony claimed they could not get the board even from Japan. Then the HDMI board failed on the HW15. I gave up and bought the Panny 8000 also and never looked back. Two failed Sony projectors within 5 years is not good enough for me!
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I've been enjoying mine for years now... with really long bulb life.
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Hello All,

Hope you are all well.

My HW10 is still going strong. We are now on our 3rd lamp without any problems. Everyone that sees it wants a 'room like ours', and we love the picture it throws up.

After owning an LCD projector I am so glad I switched to the SXRD, have had zero dust issues that so plagued the LCD unit we had.

Probably will not upgrade until 4k with HDMI 2.0, hopefully with some form of disk or solid state media for the content, downloading is not an option with a 250gb monthly cap on data!

Later,

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How many hours left on the original sony bulb?
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I have a yellowish smear across the screen, someone told me it might be the lcd? Any thoughts about this? Price to repair??
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I have a yellowish smear across the screen, someone told me it might be the lcd? Any thoughts about this? Price to repair??

Photos?
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Can anyone tell me how to make the projector continue to use bulbs that have reached the 3,000 hour cutoff limit?
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Is there a reset timer function to fool the HW10 projector?
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I have that the key is to unplug the projector for at least 5 minutes.
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Will there be a HW model above the HW10? They could be referring to vw70. thank you KswUgB
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Hello,

I replaced the bulb on HW10 with an official Sony OEM bulb (not aftermarket) less than a year ago, and now with just over 1000 hours on the new bulb, it seems to have failed. I'm getting a flashing red light error with 3 flashes, which according to the manual means the bulb has either "reached the end of its useful lifespan" or that the bulb has overheated. I tried unplugging the power, but the 3 flashing red light error is still there. Has anybody had this type of early failure with an OEM replacement bulb? Is there something else wrong?

My original bulb last more than 2500 hours and was still working fine when I replaced it, so I am shocked to see this one fail in just over 1000 hours.
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Talk to Sony, and get a refund if the bulb is still under the 90 day warranty period.
I buy a new Sony bulb when my current bulb reaches about 2200 hours, and install it immediately to make sure it works for the warranty period, saving the old one as an emergency replacement.
I also buy the bulbs with a credit card that doubles the warranty period.
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Hello,

I replaced the bulb on HW10 with an official Sony OEM bulb (not aftermarket) less than a year ago, and now with just over 1000 hours on the new bulb, it seems to have failed. I'm getting a flashing red light error with 3 flashes, which according to the manual means the bulb has either "reached the end of its useful lifespan" or that the bulb has overheated. I tried unplugging the power, but the 3 flashing red light error is still there. Has anybody had this type of early failure with an OEM replacement bulb? Is there something else wrong?

My original bulb last more than 2500 hours and was still working fine when I replaced it, so I am shocked to see this one fail in just over 1000 hours.

Overheated? Will the projector work after you have let it cool or is the lamp completely shot? If it works after cooling, then it is the projector, not the lamp that has the problem.

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Talk to Sony, and get a refund if the bulb is still under the 90 day warranty period.
I buy a new Sony bulb when my current bulb reaches about 2200 hours, and install it immediately to make sure it works for the warranty period, saving the old one as an emergency replacement.
I also buy the bulbs with a credit card that doubles the warranty period.

Thanks -- good tip on buying with CC to extend warranty

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Overheated? Will the projector work after you have let it cool or is the lamp completely shot? If it works after cooling, then it is the projector, not the lamp that has the problem.

Thanks, it does look like the projector was confused. I had shut it down and unplugged it before I posted and the problem persisted. I then shut it off and unplugged it overnight and it was fine the next morning. When it failed, it had only been on for a minute or two, so I'm not sure why it was confused. My son was using it at the time it failed and he thought he heard the fan running, but isn't positive. It has been working reliably ever since I did the overnight powerdown though, so hopefully the issue is resolved.
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I have read of the "unplugging" cure. Make sure your son knows that any display using a bulb should not be turned on or off within at least a half hour of each event.

Did the unplugging change the number of hours of bulb use?
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Thanks -- good tip on buying with CC to extend warranty
Thanks, it does look like the projector was confused. I had shut it down and unplugged it before I posted and the problem persisted. I then shut it off and unplugged it overnight and it was fine the next morning. When it failed, it had only been on for a minute or two, so I'm not sure why it was confused. My son was using it at the time it failed and he thought he heard the fan running, but isn't positive. It has been working reliably ever since I did the overnight powerdown though, so hopefully the issue is resolved.

Your issue is not bulb related.

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I have read of the "unplugging" cure. Make sure your son knows that any display using a bulb should not be turned on or off within at least a half hour of each event.

Did the unplugging change the number of hours of bulb use?

Not sure what you mean about not turning on or off for at least 1/2 hour -- what event are you referring to? Regarding the hours on the bulb timer, I don't think they changed. My recollection was that it was just over 1000 hours when the issue happened, but I couldn't check the hours when it wasn't working. I just checked it now (about 5 days after the issue) and it is showing 1140 hours. I was expecting something closer to 1000, so either my memory of how many hours on it was wrong or it jumped about 120 hours.

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Your issue is not bulb related.

Thanks. Hoping this is good news and it was a one-time event with the projector getting confused.
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