Originally Posted by xamphear
Yeah, I'm running it in eco-mode now... Maybe 10 hours in. I'm seeing less flicker, but it's still there. I'll give it another 20-40 hours to see if it settles down, If not I guess a new bulb is in order.
Mine just started to flicker this weekend. 721 hours on the lamp. at first I though it was a source issue coming from my component sources but after checking it out across the board, it's pretty universal. I've tried switching from normal->cinema->color, I've tried going from eco->normal, I've tried turning dynamic iris on->off. I've even tried reverting to the HDMI level "normal" instead of "expanded" thinking that maybe that did it.
Nothing. well not nothing, I guess maybe it stops for a second after the switch but it starts back up again pretty quickly.
This, on top of the fact that within a month of getting it back from a cleaning I now have two MUCH BRIGHTER dust blobs than the two they cleaned, has really begun to sour me on this projector.
I was so excited when I got it but now it does nothing but frustrate me. and frankly, it's a spit in the face that I have to pay $100 to ship it in for maintenance whenever I need something fixed. what's the point of having an extended warranty if it's gonna cost me $2-300 a year in shipping just to maintain it? I'm honestly not even sure what to do at this point. I've spent over $4000 between the projector and the 4-year warranty, and ceiling mount (not to mention what I spent on the room/screen/lens, etc) and I really just want to sell it and get something else but I'll probably lose at least $2000 of that if I sell and it was hard enough convincing my wife to let me send the money on this already.
it's totally ludicrous that I need to "mod" my projector with an external filter to keep dust out. I'll probably get on the phone this week and send it in again but after this time, I'm totally lost as to what to do. It kills me to sink more money into it at this point but what choice would I have?
sorry to rant, I'm just really annoyed right now because I'm having a movie night tonight and will have to suffer through this obnoxious blinking.