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Looks like 8" above or below the screen http://www.projectorreviews.com/sony...rdware-tour-2/

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So does anyone think that Sony will release a successor to the HW40es in early 2016, similar to when they released the HW40es after the HW55es, now that we have the HW65es?
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that is exactly what I am hearing. bummer. guess I need to send it,back then
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Sony VPL-HW40ES

Any difference between the units made in Japan and the ones made in China?
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Hi folks. I put my near perfect (not perfect because it is not still in the box, but that's about it) 40es on the classifieds page.

<20 hours on it total, BestBuy warranty till 10/2018 which includes a new bulb.

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Hi folks. I put my near perfect (not perfect because it is not still in the box, but that's about it) 40es on the classifieds page.

<20 hours on it total, BestBuy warranty till 10/2018 which includes a new bulb.

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I might be interested, I'm in Mpls metro.
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Selling my Sony HW40ES with 65 hours on the bulb if anyone is interested comes with receipt and everything. Located in toronto ontario canada. Selling just the sony for 1800$ CDN or selling with 120" elunevision reference 4k tension tab motorized screen for 2800$ Paid about 3700$ for this setup on the 17th of September
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Selling my Sony HW40ES with 65 hours on the bulb if anyone is interested comes with receipt and everything. Located in toronto ontario canada. Selling just the sony for 1800$ CDN or selling with 120" elunevision reference 4k tension tab motorized screen for 2800$ Paid about 3700$ for this setup on the 17th of September
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Lamp Flicker

Well, it finally happened. Over the weekend watching "Automata" Blu ray and during the really bright scenes suddenly my lamp started flickering. I was alarmed at first but then remembered that I'd read about this and it happens with ALL Projectors, not just this Sony. So I switched the lamp to high lamp mode for the rest of the movie and then once over, switched it back to low lamp mode. Problem hasn't reoccurred since. Still kind of a bummer, guess this means my lamp has lived half it's life already. For reference I have 1150 hours on the lamp, majority of them in low lamp mode.

(side note - it was nice to switch it to High Lamp mode and STILL not hear the fan. One of my favorite features of this h




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Had this happen while watching a Blu-ray tonight. 330 hours on the bulb all using low lamp. Anyone know a fix?
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Anyone know where this is $1999 still? Or how often does this go down to that price?
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Only the Sony management knows. Save your question. You have to check authorize dealer's website regularly or send an email to an authorized dealer, asking them to notify you when the price come down again. Get with the CS of ProjectorPeople. They will give you head's up when price is down on the projector you want to buy.
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Alright, thanks. Hoping for some Black Friday sales

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Watch Amazon, Best Buy, and Projector People. You can probably find it on eBay but there's some discussion about unauthorized dealers that you can read here in earlier posts.

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Epson does the deal with the free bulb, does Sony ever do that?
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Just wondering if anyone else has had problems with early flickering? My unikt started flickering after 600 hours where it has been in Eco mode 90% of the time. Been switching on and off from high lamp mode since to get rid off it. Now with 900+ hours I see flickering even in high lamp mode.

My dealer and Sony has sent me a new lamp for free that I haven't installed yet but will soon. Hope this was just a faulty lamp to begin with or I am REALLY disappointed.
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Just wondering if anyone else has had problems with early flickering? My unikt started flickering after 600 hours where it has been in Eco mode 90% of the time. Been switching on and off from high lamp mode since to get rid off it. Now with 900+ hours I see flickering even in high lamp mode.

My dealer and Sony has sent me a new lamp for free that I haven't installed yet but will soon. Hope this was just a faulty lamp to begin with or I am REALLY disappointed.
It's most likely the lamp. But the new one COULD flicker in low lamp as well.
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It's most likely the lamp. But the new one COULD flicker in low lamp as well.
Ok? Don't want to sound like an ass but not sure how that adds any new information. Is this a known issue?

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Ok? Don't want to sound like an ass but not sure how that adds any new information. Is this a known issue?

Sheesh. Good luck figuring it out on your own.
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Yes I had flickering for the first time tonight on low lamp mode. Unit only has 330 hours on it. Either this unit has a lot of faulty lamps or something is wrong with the projector itself. Keeping the unit in high lamp mode only isn't a good answer considering this is a 2k projector. Everything else pq, 3D, looks I am extremely pleased with.
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Yes I had flickering for the first time tonight on low lamp mode. Unit only has 330 hours on it. Either this unit has a lot of faulty lamps or something is wrong with the projector itself. Keeping the unit in high lamp mode only isn't a good answer considering this is a 2k projector.
I wholeheartedly agree.
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Sheesh. Good luck figuring it out on your own.
Read my response and yours again. If you get upset for that - so be it. Apologies if you got offended but I stand by what I wrote.

Thanks a lot to Keeper showing me I am not alone, for some reason I had missed your previous post when I was scanning recent ones. Will try this new lamp now and if I get the same experience, flickering under 1000h with low lamp mode, I will return this projector. Agree it's a fantastic product otherwise, very pleased.

Wonder what causes it...

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A wise man would move on from a projector if they are unhappy with it. There is nothing worse than a self loathing owner who continues to rant about a manufacturer and yet still owns their product.

But a quick Google search ('projector lamp flicker') would tell you that lamp problems affect all makes and models to a certain extent. That is why many folks are well past wanting to move to a different light source. Some folks see it and aren't bothered by it... Some hate it.

But by all means return it and buy something else... Preferably a flat panel since they are fairly mistake proof...Projectors are a bit more complicated. Or continue to complain about bulbs...Chasing one's tail is endless fun.
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Here's an explanation from an old thread I found with about ten seconds of effort (Because by God I wouldn't want to be accused of not providing any new information again! ) :

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The commonest cause, by far, of lamp flickering is arc wander. It s caused by the arc striking in different paces and establishing multiple strike points, the arc can then begin to wander between those strike points, causing the flicker. It can actually wear a track between the points and then begin to wander slowly and very annoyingly.

It may be fine after a restart, but can be indicative of a defective bulb.

One common solution, if the lamp is fairly new, is to run it in high power for a while to establish a stable strike point.

It may be worth familiarizing yourself with your lamp warranty in the event it begins to occur on a regular basis.'
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Thanks for the info. What I experienced made viewing unwatchable. It was extreme. Normal flicker doesn't bother me. Watched again this morning and didn't have the issue. crossing my fingers.
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Thanks for the info. What I experienced made viewing unwatchable. It was extreme. Normal flicker doesn't bother me. Watched again this morning and didn't have the issue. crossing my fingers.
Just as long as everyone has enough info now... I wouldn't want to lose my job...
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Just wondering if anyone else has had problems with early flickering? My unikt started flickering after 600 hours where it has been in Eco mode 90% of the time. Been switching on and off from high lamp mode since to get rid off it. Now with 900+ hours I see flickering even in high lamp mode.

My dealer and Sony has sent me a new lamp for free that I haven't installed yet but will soon. Hope this was just a faulty lamp to begin with or I am REALLY disappointed.
I have a Mitsubishi projector and on one of my lamps it started flickering around 300 hrs. I kept switchng from high to low and nothing fixed it. Then suddenly after running it on high for about 300 hrs on high it just stopped flickering. Switched back to low and it was fine after that.

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Just as long as everyone has enough info now... I wouldn't want to lose my job...
Thank you and I think you're reading too much into what I wrote. If you want an apology here you go, but I specifically wrote I don't want to sound like an ass.

Those were two good threads you linked to, thanks. I wanted to hear specifically from users of this projector. I think it is disappointing that you should almost expect flicker with sub 1000h on the bulb for a projector in this price range. Then again some people may not be as sensitive as others the same way some people can see a huge difference between 60 and 80 fps in a game for example. Unfortunately I belong to this category. I have now installed the new bulb and hope for the best.

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I have a Mitsubishi projector and on one of my lamps it started flickering around 300 hrs. I kept switchng from high to low and nothing fixed it. Then suddenly after running it on high for about 300 hrs on high it just stopped flickering. Switched back to low and it was fine after that.
Thanks for sharing. I will switch around and be patient with this new one. I ju8st got crazy flicker even on high way too soon imo.

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In general when someone says they don't wish to sound like an ass it's because they are about to sound like an ass. Kind of like how 'with all due respect' isn't a free pass. I admit to typing a quick response but when people do that to me I ask them if they could elaborate.

Ultimately if you want to mess with a projector IMO you must understand what that means and be prepared to deal with bulb issues. It's the price of doing business until something better comes along.
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I have never gotten the full advertised life span flicker free out of ANY projector bulb. Not that it can't happen... I may just be very sensitive to flicker. I've learned to consider the cost of frequent bulb replacements when determining my cost of ownership.

I would never suggest a projector to someone who isn't either oblivious to flicker or can afford bulbs. You can hedge your bets by going with cheaper or longer lasting bulbs but usually this means compromising elsewhere (For example the Epson 5030 has longer advertised bulb life but is much louder than the Sony).
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