I have to replace my lamp too, getting the warning message. Does the lamp dim over time, or does it just stop working? I tried to look up the platinum lamp mentioned but they don't have any it seems. I did see bh has the red lamp.
For most of the time I've had the projector, I've used the normal setting, sometimes cinema 2. A couple months ago I discovered on youtube an official HOW-TO on this particular projector, and now I feel like I have a new projector.
What really changed it was doing the advanced gamma setting for waveform monitor using the graphs in the projector. The video shows an adjustment that wasn't really showing the same on mine, But I lined up the lines pretty close, and suddenly my black levels were really black, and colors popping. Go to the picture menu, then advanced, the 15 point adjustment and do each color line, move the points over the line shown, and at least for me upgraded the picture and made the projector seem like a new projector. It's not as popping as my lg oled tv, but it remarkably comes close, and my screen is 150 inches diagonal. I chose one of the other rarely used presets to adjust so I wouldn't mess up anything major. I highly recommend watching the four part videos.
I didn't realize what the lens memory was for, but that is super awesome. I have an outdoor screen and it takes a bit of time to readjust focus, zoom etc, and now I can pick the projector up from my living room, take it to my spot outside, turn it on and push memory load and all the work is done, then I take it back and load the living room lens memory. Now when my son wants to watch and outdoor movie it's a yes, rather than an oh well, it's already late...
has anyone "upgraded" to a new projector from this one? My picture is awesome but was wondering how newer projectors are on the quality side.