Hey guys! It's been a couple of years since I last posted on the forum. Boy, I need a refresher with this menu system! Let me list the problems/issues, and see if anyone is still hanging around here that can help.
- Had a dust blob. Ran it in High Altitude mode for hours to clean it out. Blew around some canned air here and there. Took the filter down to clean it. I had completely forgotten to clean the filter... ever. What color is it supposed to be? Please tell me that it is not supposed to be white... because mine certainly isn't. Either way, the blob is gone... but since I cleaned it my lamp indicator is going off.
- Since cleaning the filter and running in High Altitude mode, lamp indicator has come on. It doesn't seem too dim or anything of that nature to me. I have about 1300 hours on it. I was planning on getting a new lamp at 1500 hours anyway (around 3 years ownership), but does this indicator come on because it just "thinks" it is about time, or is there some sensor that "knows" something is up?
- I decided to try Dark Rider's '2200 hours' settings. I completely forgot how to do the settings with this projector! I forgot that the color saved slots are not for all settings... just color. I think I messed stuff up, but have since remembered that I had things saved in the CINEMA and PRO areas. I think my color is off though now... things seem way too green. What is a good baseline to get myself back in good standings?
- PCS? I can't get any of Dark Rider's settings to work as anytime I change anything in PCS it alters my colors so drastically that my color scheme almost looks inverted. Looks like everything is in the wrong color space and colors are grossly bleeding or worse. Sunburns glowing off the object... crazy blooming. I just can't seem to do anything to get this working even in the ballpark of normalcy. Firmware is 2.51 in case anyone is wondering.
In the end, I was able to get back to where I was before, except my colors have definitely seemed to have changed. To make matters much worse, I am red/green color blind. I have a decent understanding of what is right and wrong in a picture, but I am not great and picking out small variances etc. Right now, all I know is things look too green... even for my eyes. When I set the color temp to COOL or COOL 2, things seemed to look much better, but the picture got too dark. Add this to the fact that any time I switch my video source from one to another while keeping it on the same HDMI, my screen turns to purplish snow. I then need to change my source on my receiver to my turntable, and then switch back for the video to display properly. I am chalking this up to HDMI handshake issues. I live with it, but I am the only one in the family who knows how to get this to work.
Aside from this and needing to unplug the unit if left unattended for a few days due to the banding, I have been very happy. I have gone through a couple of projectors before this, and the level of happiness I have maintained for almost 3 years says something about the picture quality. If I can get things back and change my lamp and get a good boost, I could easily be happy for another 2-3 years.