Basically there is a now a noticeable horizontal split between the upper 50% of the image and the lower 50%.
The upper half of my image seems to be lighter and less vivid, while the lower half seems to be the correct image. Where the lighter and darker halves meet in the middle of the screen it creates a very noticeable line through the middle.
Anyone got any thoughts or ideas?
Thanks for the help!
I had the exact same thing happen to me to today.
Any one figure out a fix? (maybe it corrects itself after some hours?)
Note that I purchased the replacement bulb from Epson directly (maybe a mistake?)
EDIT: No setting in the "regular" menu. I haven't played around much in the service menu...
I would also look to see if the light defractor got bumped out of place (the clear bumpy panel that you can see when the bulb is removed.)
Good turn around.
The issue is fixed after hooking up the replacement.
They sent me a Black projector which looks like my Pro Cinema 1080UB, but the menus are different, I noticed the color options are not the same.
It appears that it is a Home Cinema Menu.
Looks like I'll have to call epson again and have them send another one.
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From what I've read, replacement solves the problem (of course) but does anyone have any idea what it really is? Bulb? One of the LCD panels or light defracter panle as mentioned above?
When I replaced my bulb there was some problems getting the dead one out, but there wasn't any violent actions in removing it that might have damaged something - I think.
I sent my PJ to an Epson-recommended service center since it's not under warranty anymore, and they "cleaned the optical engine and performed an internal cleaning." However, when I tested it at home there was still a faint version of that same upper half. It's like 80% fixed, but the remaining 20% really bugs me. Annoyingly there's not a strong blue push in the bottom right corner of the image, which is another issue I'll have to point out to the service tech when I return it this week.
I find it very confusing that the issue still remains, but only in reduced state. I don't really see it on light or colourful images, only mid-dark ones (I notice it most when my PS3 is "blank" switching between applications, for instance). I can't image there would be any kind of "burn in" situation since the unit was only powered on for a minute or two when we I first noticed the problem.
Any help would be VERY appreciated.
EDIT: By the way, my unit is HC 1808, not the UB as listed in the OP.
My first thought was the new bulb must be defective but the comments here lead me to think it might be something else. Has anyone identified what exactly is causing the horizontal line? Is the bulb in the clear? I'm well beyond warranty.
Just replaced the lamp in my PowerLite ®Home Cinema 1080 UB. (Old lamp had approx 3100 hrs on it.) Have the same issue that has been discribed by majority of the folks here in the forum on this treads. Here is a pic of it with just a blank screen projected.
When there is an image on the screen it looks lighter at the top. (Keep in mind my projector is ceiling mounted.) Here is an example:
Other than replacement with a refurb has anyone had success at trying a different bulb or some other fix? I've reset the lamp timer, cycled through the different color modes with the same result. I have not reset "All" settings yet to see if that does anything. Will call Epson tomorrow to see what they say. :/
Interesting...I too replaced my lamp with one from Amazon. Is this the lamp/vendor?
EPSON PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 UB Projector Replacement Lamp with Housing
I have an Epson 1080 UB and had this same problem when replacing the bulb (with an OEM Epson bulb). Just run the projector. After 10-15 hours or use the problem goes away and everything will be fine.
Hey thanks Bradword! I'll try that and see. Since I'm out of warranty when I called Epson they referred me to a local approved service center. (Place that does repair on projectors, printers, etc) The local center said $90/hour to check out the problem. So I'll try your method first. :)
Feedback or recommend solutions (other than replacing the projector) would be very much appreachated.
Im @ around 25-30 hours the line still exists, it is no where near as bad as it was and can only be seen in certain scenes but it is still there
My projector is still under warranty but it has been very good for me so I dont want to risk sending it back and getting a refub replacement.
Keep running it and in high lamp mode. Could just be a oxidized connector pin in the receiving side. I'd put a small amount of deoxit 5 on the lamps pins and plug and unplug it a few times. Don't get messy with that stuff keep it clean. deoxit 5 also is noted for increased electrics / more juice.
Thanks for the advice, I'll give it a try.
I made a post about it in the owner's thread:
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