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Old 07-22-2015, 10:30 AM
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Just an update and a thumbs up to Epson for standing behind their product.

I bought my projector in late 2012, used it for ~100 hours and it has sat in my basement unused until this spring. Picture went dim last week after hitting the 300 hour mark and 6 months after the 2 year warranty (and well past the 90 day bulb warranty from 2012).
Called in to Epson today for second time and they have agreed to send me a free bulb!

Refreshing to have a company back a product well after the warranty.

I will buy and recommend Epson after this experience.
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:26 PM
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I have been buying my bulbs from ebay. Some company called electrified something or another. Can't remember off the top my head. I always have to search my history to find them.

Anyway the last bulb with the housing cost me about $30. I bought it several months ago and it is still new in the box. My current bulb which I purchased from them for about $39 over a year ago is still running at 1759 hours. They aren't quite as bright as the oem bulbs so I always run in living room mode. Yes 1759 hours on a $40 bulb in living room mode the whole time! I never got that kind of life out of an oem.

I will never pay $250 - $300 again.
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Update, my $39 ebay bulb finally blew tonight on my 8500UB. It had 1938 hours on it. I had the replacement $30 bulb on hand (price keep dropping) and it is working fine so far (couple hours). Nothing like a fresh new bulb for a crisp bright image!
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green and pink tint

Helllllo Epson TW4400 (8500) FANS so happy to see still this thread is alive and loads of fans are there..

Recently i purchased a used EPSON TW44OO after setting up i found ,there is a green vertical line(tint) appears on the left side of the picture and pink line appears all over the people in the picture like a out line,(pictures here in this below thread)

I have asked this question in avforum...pls share your thoughts!! do you think is it possible to fix? or is that anything with colour calibration?

As i am new here i cant able to post pictures here..or links..pls copy the link below and add .com after avforums...thanks for your patience




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Failing fans ???

Hi all,


I love my 8500ub.


I know it's not 3d, 4k, or "state of the art" anymore, but it serves me well and has a flawless HD picture (after calibration) which is all that I ask.


After over 6 years of ownership, I think one or more of my fans are failing. As I understand it, this projector has 4 internal fans.


If I'm going to have it serviced, I think the safe approach would be to have all four fans replaced at once by an authorized service center.


My question boils down to, how much will this cost, and is it worth it? Or would it make more sense to buy a newer model???


Thanks for the input!
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Hi all,


I love my 8500ub.


I know it's not 3d, 4k, or "state of the art" anymore, but it serves me well and has a flawless HD picture (after calibration) which is all that I ask.


After over 6 years of ownership, I think one or more of my fans are failing. As I understand it, this projector has 4 internal fans.


If I'm going to have it serviced, I think the safe approach would be to have all four fans replaced at once by an authorized service center.


My question boils down to, how much will this cost, and is it worth it? Or would it make more sense to buy a newer model???


Thanks for the input!
If you like the image.. You might just want to dump the current one you have and purchase this one from Epson:

Epson 8500UB
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A follow up: Turns out there are 4 fans in the 8500UB... Intake, lamp, power supply and exhaust. Fortunately, a seller named scandig on eBay carries all 4 fans. I cracked mine open and ran it with the cover off long enough to figure out which fan was worn out and $39 later, I had a new power supply blower (which thankfully is the easiest fan to get to). Installed it last night and my projector is whisper quiet again. The fan I pulled out had gone loose on the spindle and was actually resting against the blower housing (which explains the god-awful noises it made as it spun up when you powered the projector on).

If you ever need a replacement fan for your 8500UB, I highly recommend scandig as a seller on eBay. He worked with me to figure out which fan I needed, assured me that these are the original OEM parts and provided a PDF of the exploded view of the 8500UB so I could see where each fan was and pick the right one. Very helpful!
The same thing happened to my power supply fan and im needing to replace it. I have been oiling it with cooking oil every 3 months for 2 years just to keep it going. Last night, I used motor oil.

The unorthodoxed one viewing 86 inches in a 12x10 bedroom...
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