Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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I bought my HC8100 in October 2009, and it has worked nearly flawlessley right up to now. Original bulb, just went over 2900 hours. We don't watch much broadcast TV, mostly streaming movies, DVD/ BluRay "bingewatching", and of course the Army Navy game.
In the last two weeks, the projector picture has begun to flicker. Seems to do it only when playing video, not on a still screen, for example, when we're trying to decide on a movie and we're looking thru the thumbnails. But when we watch the preview, or the movie, the screen flickers. We use a Roku Ultimate for most streaming, and an LG BluRay player for the discs and sometimes to stream Vudu. The only video source that doesn't do this is if we're watching something on the Comcast cable tv box, like the Thanksgiving parade or the recent Lions Bears game. I even have a cast app for iPhone, and when I display pictures from my photos on the phone, the picture is fine, but if I select a video, it flickers.
My video sources are HDMI, routed through a 4-into-1 HDMI switch from Monoprice. That seems to be the only common component - I've tried reseating (but not swapping) HDMI cables at the 4-1 switch
Haven't noticed any dimming, no warning lamps lit on the unit itself, no change in the cooling fans, no polarization or filter problems. I have run the pj mostly in ECO mode all this time, and for the last two days I've been running it for 5-6 hrs a day in normal mode (I read some earlier discussion on arc wander on the bulb...)
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