[UPDATE] No issues with the projector at all. Turns out it is my source (HTPC). At least based on the fact that 3 other sources worked fine with the projector for over 30 hours.
Hi All! I just purchased the HW50ES yesterday. When it works, it looks fantastic. But "when" is the key ... I keep getting one of two problems/issues. Only 3 hours on bulb so far.
After 5-20 minutes of perfect, clean image, I get either 1: black/grey lines flickering at the bottom of image (literally just the bottom 30 pixels of the image) all the way across the screen, OR
2: projector goes blank/black - no image at all. It does not turn off. Green indicator light on top of projector is still on. Projector functions still work - I can bring up the test pattern, open and close iris, I can switch to different inputs, but I cannot see anything on the source input. Not even the projector menu comes up. Nothing, just a blank screen.
I have to unplug then re-plug in my source. Then all is well again for 5, 10, if I am lucky, 20 minutes. Then either the black flickering lines, or the blank screen.
Other weird thing, so far this only happens with 60p sources. When I feed it 24p it seems stable, so far. But with 1080/60p and 720/60p I get the two issues above.
Any ideas? Suggestions? Please note, I have tried 3 different cables. With the same source and cables, I have had ZERO issues with both the previous projector and current LCD TV (plenty of hours)
So I think that rules out the source and cable.
Of course it goes without saying I will be on the phone with my dealer right away (unless I am overlooking something?).
Thanks all!Edited by karcs - 5/6/13 at 6:31am