My AE900 has a really annoying issue that has reared it's ugly head once again, and my searches on the topic have proven mostly fruitless, and am hoping someone can help.
THE PROBLEM: My pj has just started doing this thing where the light output changes (basically it dims, then goes bright, dims, etc, etc.) every few seconds. This is NOT a "the flicker issue" ... this is a light output issue. It happened on my last bulb and it only had about 500-600 hours on it, and I had Panny send me a new one, and this new one has started doing it after only about 300 hours, so I'm guessing it is not the bulb.
It is EXTREMELY annoying when watching a movie, and is very noticeable in all but the darkest of scenes, and even those once you start seeing it. Switching back to ECONO mode, then back to NORMAL mode has no effect. This project sees relatively light use, and is well maintained (clean the filter normally every 50 hours, max every 75-100), very clean environment, not subject to vibrations, never abused, etc.
I read about this issue with at AX100, and there was some kind of "black-tape over a sensor fix" but could never find any more about it, or if it would even apply to the AE900. I doubt it is a power issue as it just pops up out of nowhere, and the power supply/source has not changed at all. In fact nothing has changed. Also, it does not matter what input I am using (HDMI HD-DVD, COMP1 DVD, COMP2 BLU-RAY, HD-CABLE TV, etc, etc.)
Has anyone had any experience with this or heard about any remedies to this problem? I would GREATLY appreciate any input. Thanks!