Well, I got my projector back. 7 day turn around. I am impressed. Hooked it up and it stayed on for 5 hours before I had to go to bed last night. They replaced part number 75.83J01G001B, the lamp driver. I guess that it wasn't "just me."
I also believe that I lucked out with a good tech. Being a tech that has to identify and make repairs myself, you see good ones and bad ones (techs).
By the way, they repaired and shipped it without informing me. The DHL driver made two attempts before I found out. I only found out because I emailed Tech Support for an update. They said that it had shipped 3 days earlier. Tech Support response by the way was EXCELLENT! If there is one thing I have learned in this industry, it is that they can all make good products and bad products. However, the difference is in how well they support their products. I will purchase another Optoma based on that alone! Two year warranty? I wonder if COSTCO had anything to do with that.
Thank goodness. That is how one wants to end a work week. Oh, and start a week of vacation.
As you could probably tell from my rant before, I had several pieces of my personal electronics, like my HDTV and A/V receiver, a computer hard drive all die inside of a week. Then the electronics were defective in batches at work. I was in my personal twilight zone. Oh an to add to it I had my V6 fall apart and it had to be replaced. The projector was the straw. The funny thing is that everything was bad inside of a week. Now, I got my vehicle back with a new engine, the projector, a new HDTV will arrive by Thanksgiving, and a new AV receiver; all in just over a week. Du du du du Du du du du
Thanks for letting me vent.