I have an Epson 9700UB that is about 14 months old. At about 700hrs, the light bulb blew. Epson was kind enough to send a replacement even though it came with a replacement bulb since 700hrs was way too short of a lifespan. Tonight, I was watching TV and suddenly the projector shut down and now I'm getting both warning lights flashing red. It happened during a "resolution change". My Satellite box routes through my receiver and it is set to pass through the native signal vs. converting it to a set resolution so I always get a black screen and flicker as it changes from 720p/1080i/1080p.
The manual said it's an "internal problem" and I need to unplug it and contact support. Epson support is closed, but I'll be calling them in the morning. I was wondering if anyone had issues like this or if this is a known problem? I have to say while I was pretty happy with their customer service with my bulb, I'm pretty disappointed in the quality right now. A short life bulb and now this? I do use my projector as my every day system so it's used maybe more than the average projector but at this price point, I expected better.