Originally Posted by videobruce
If it isn't the lamp (I doubt that), or the ballast (I doubt that also, but I haven't seen this issue come up), then it may be the 'iris' depending how how fast the flicker is pumping.
Does it happen on all inputs?
How about when the menu is up, is it there also?
Does it happen as soon as it is powered up or after a period of time?
I could be internal signal related going into the DMD, a component breaking down.
Thanks for the info. I'm not sure what the ballast is. is it something I could check personally? I'm a user, not a repair man, just in case you were gonna suggest tearing it apart, heh.
As far as I can tell, yes it happens on all inputs and it happens randomly. Right after start up, after an hour or two, etc. Just randomly. I have to check to see if it happens when the menu is up, I think it does NOT, but I can't be sure. I just checked and it didn't look like it was happening with the menu up.
In fact I think I just found another issue. My wife is watching Netflix on the Xbox360. When I went to check to see if it flickered with the menu up, I noticed the movie she was watching was REALLY dark, but I thought nothing of it because it's a Mystery Science Theater movie, and some of them can be really dark because of their low quality. I changed inputs from Component (xbox360) to HDMI1 (cable), then came back to component. To my horror, I saw that the video on the Xbox was very bright and clear. It looked almost like the screen had been darkened when you pause a movie and it goes into screen saver mode, etc.
This is really troubling.