Originally Posted by Impelled
The projector hasnt flickered since my last update 6 days ago and has got brighter!
When I got this new bulb, I put brightness at -3. By 800hrs it had to put at +6.
Now its reduced to +4 @ 1000hrs.
My previous bulb went through a 2 week period without flickering (after it started) and there was also a period when it got brighter too.
I dont know if the problem has gone away or if this is part of the expected process.
fyi - but sorry if it adds to the confusion.
edit: 21 July
The flickering has returned.
It now does much longer light changes but the light change is much greater too.
When it goes low brightness, it looks dull. At full brightness it is really good.
Each brightness change can be 1/2hr or more or a few minutes, it varies...
I'm now at 1624 hours and the image is too dim with brightness set to +8.
I called Epson who offered me a replacement bulb.
I declined and asked for a refund as there is a big problem (many double bulb failures and some triple in the short time it has been for sale).
They were unable to help and told me to call the store I bought it from.
I called the shop and explained the problem.
They insisted that a 6 month old projector is too old to have a refund.
I explained that it has taken this long to determine there is a real problem and lots of other people are now finding the same problem.
I told him I was worried that when Epson stop giving out free bulbs, it will cost me £1000 a year in bulbs to run it and that I couldnt even give the projector away to anyone when I buy my next one in a few years!!
He said he has never heard of this problem before so I suggested he read up.
I asked to speak to the manager and he said he would call me back.
1/2 hr before shop closing I called again and asked for the manager.
I was told he is going to speak to Epson and cant get back to me before Tuesday.
I dont expect this to go well.
The true life I have had from the 2 bulbs, is the time before they started flickering.
The flickering is a distraction at best and at worst is too dim when it stays dark which it can do for hours during its early phase. Now its permanently dark at over 1600 hrs.
So the first bulb was satisfactory for 700 hours, this second was 870 hours.
I am really unhappy, its such a nice projector otherwise.