Wondering if anyone has any clever solutions short of my current idea of returning my PJ for a replacement.
Received my AE8000u on Wed this wk, replacing my ax200 projector. Easy setup and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Watched about 3 hrs of tv and then played Xbox for another couple of hrs and the unit just blew me away...it was great!
Wake up Thanksgiving morning, the unit won't work. It has power but the bulb won't come on. When connected to my Marantz 7005 via hdmi the unit's green 'on' light just flashes as if its looking for a signal, after a minute the 'on' light goes orange and the lamp light flashes red. The hdmi cable works, I tested it with a second tv. I talked with the Panasonic support team and they were not only unhelpful, they kind of made me regret buying their product. Since I can't get any picture, not even the menu when nothing is connected they didn't have a solution. I'm sure I can work out a solution with the seller 'projector people' but they're not able to help me until Monday when their customer service people come back from the holiday. That's a long time from today!
So, any ideas for a fix? I'm very tech handy and feel I've confirmed the signal is going to the unit. Since I have power and no warning lights on initial power up it feels like the unit needs a factory inspection, I've powered down, used different outlets, etc...nothing works. Has anyone experienced a similar issue, power to the unit and but the lamp won't work after a short wonderful existence? Oh, FYI the unit is well ventilated, and after its initial use was powered down correctly...it didn't overheat to the best of my knowledge.
Please help me Avs forum people!