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post #1 of 4 Old 12-17-2008, 11:27 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi all,

Can anyone tell what is the problem with my Sony Projector please? I have used it over 4,000 hours and changed the bulb recently which is now showing under 100 hours.

I have attached the images below - note the odd shape blue blob shape near the top center. It seems to change shape very slowly, sometimes getting bigger or smaller! And sometimes a similar blue hazy line or band appears on the right edge (which you can see in the second image).



How strange
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ok no reply to my question. Looks like no one knows.

My guess is the LCD is buggered as it is the only thing that changes 'shape'. So much for wasting over UKĀ£200 on a brand new bulb. I am very disappointed with Sony

Pity because I chose the Sony brand expecting it to last much longer than three years. Sadly it didn't.

I am thinking of buying another projector this time something much cheaper and probably unheard of. It seems cheaper items generally last longer than expensive items!

There is quite a few out there, especially advertised on the ebay auction.
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It's just a guess, but I'd say that the Blue LCD panel has issues. I don't suspect a burned polarizer as those issues do not change shape. And there is no way that a lamp will be cause of any localized image anomalies. The only issue you will see from the lamp is OVERALL reduced brightness/contrast.

The cost of repairs far outweigh the cost of replacing the projector. Considering that the unit was discontinued in 2005, it's a safe bet that anything you get now will run rings around your old unit.
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I have the same issue with my Sony....did you look into having the unit repaired? I am considering abandoning this unit and going for a new one.
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