So I went through hell with these projectors. I had one for about 2 years (almost up to warranty expiration) when it suddenly had strange color problems and flickering. I contacted Epson support and played projector roulette until I finally got one that worked (about 5 or 6 projectors in). This one has worked for about 7 months so far. The original bulb I had was starting to get dim so I ordered a new one (it was around 4000 hours).
I put the new bulb in and it looked fine for a while, until this happened (see picture attachment).
The convergence is beyond screwed. The blue is split in half horizontally, i.e. when the EPSON logo shows, the top half of the letters in blue are pushed above the logo, and the bottom half of the letters are below it.
Is there any way to fix this myself? I'm sick and ****ing tired of Epson's ******** and their ******** "refurbished" projectors. I'm pretty sure they don't do anything to refurb them.
I kind of want to just buy a new projector from a different company, but I good luck convincing my wife to let me do that...
And before you say it, I put the old bulb in and it had the exact same problem so it's definitely not the bulb.