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post #2971 of 2979 Old 11-23-2016, 01:59 PM
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My HD131Xe seems to be constantly going to black screen with hourglass briefly, like it's doing some kind of resync/rescan. Seems to always happen when starting/stopping a video in a media player app, or when browsing websites (embedded video?). It's always done this though I've only just started thinking about it.
Is this normal? does everyone's? Is this common projector behavior? Any settings to stop it?
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My HD131Xe seems to be constantly going to black screen with hourglass briefly, like it's doing some kind of resync/rescan. Seems to always happen when starting/stopping a video in a media player app, or when browsing websites (embedded video?). It's always done this though I've only just started thinking about it.
Is this normal? does everyone's? Is this common projector behavior? Any settings to stop it?
I believe that occurs when you have the resolution set to auto in your projector settings. Everytime it encounters a different resolution, it starts recalculating. Set to resolution to 1080p and see if things settle down.
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My HD131Xe seems to be constantly going to black screen with hourglass briefly, like it's doing some kind of resync/rescan. Seems to always happen when starting/stopping a video in a media player app, or when browsing websites (embedded video?). It's always done this though I've only just started thinking about it.
Is this normal? does everyone's? Is this common projector behavior? Any settings to stop it?
Also happened with me for years (GeForce GPU) , after purchasing a new AMD GPU, problem almost solved.

Try disabling graphics acceleration in software's video settings.
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Thanks for the ideas guys! Everything should be 1080p that i'm running, got me thinking about refresh rates though.. I've always had Nvidia Geforce cards in this PC so that's probaby something to do with it. I had a Gigabyte Geforce 660OC, now I've got a Gigabyte GTX970. I looked in the configuration utility and found a setting labelled [Prefered Refresh Rate (Optoma 1080p)], I've changed that from 'application controlled' to 'highest available' i'll see if that stops it, if not i'll look for other settings, at least that's given me an route to explore!
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Does anyone know the part number for the lamp on an Optoma HD131Xe? I have around 8000 hrs. on mine. I adjusted the brightness and contrast the other day and it still looks really good, but thought I should pick a lamp up and change it out soon. When I looked it up on Amazon there was conflicting part numbers. 190watt and 240watt
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Does anyone know the part number for the lamp on an Optoma HD131Xe? I have around 8000 hrs. on mine. I adjusted the brightness and contrast the other day and it still looks really good, but thought I should pick a lamp up and change it out soon. When I looked it up on Amazon there was conflicting part numbers. 190watt and 240watt
It is a VDHDNUE, UHP, BL-FU190E with a SP.8VCO1G01 bulb. You can buy the bulb separate from most imports for a $50 or so price, and install it yourself, some may last and some won't. Optoma Factory bulbs in the housing are best of course, but will cost you around $200. There is one place in Calif. on Ebay offering a bulb in a brown housing for $46, but it won't fit.

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My HD131Xe started to give off less light than normal. Then it turned automatically off. Suddenly I heard a sharp sound as if glass shattering and it smelled burnt. Now it will not turn on again.


Is this the lightbulb that is burnt out? Or could it be something more serious? I didn't get any warning of bulblife exceeded before this happened.


There is no Optoma service in my town, so I have to ship it at my own expence. Also I bought it in 2013 so there is no warranty left. Either way this will be costly.


Any suggestions of what to do?
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Unplug the projector, then take the panel out of the bottom with the bulb in it (just a couple screws) and take a look at it. If it has blown you can see it. If there is glass from it, in the projector, then gently shake it out. Make sure you get it all out. There is a spinning color wheel which needs to be free from any debris. It may work with a new bulb which if you go to ebay or online, you can find many that are being sold. If you get one with a housing it is way easier to replace, but it will cost you more. Make sure it looks exactly as the one you pulled out. some are totally wrong such as the brown one I posted on here a few days ago.Figure a decent replacement might cost about $150.00, but check the sellers feedback and location before you buy one. If that is all that went wrong, you might be ok with just a new bulb, but no guarantees until you try it out. You could always buy one of the cheaper bulbs for around $65, to see if it would work first, most will come from China, again, check the feedback before buying. Never touch the new bulb itself with your fingers, it will shorten the life fast.. Good luck.

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