HW40ES Color Issues
I've been really enjoying my HW40ES on my new 100" screen. However, last night I was starting to turn everything off and as soon as I turned the DirecTV box off, the colors on the screen when all out of whack (green, see first two pictures) and froze up. I tried switching to the Shield TV input on my Yamaha A850, and the picture did not change. Only after switching the receiver back to D* did the screen un-freeze (a dim, very low color image of the Shield home screen for a second or two, see last attached picture), then it switched back to the D* signal. I tried a different cable, same results. I bypassed the receiver and hooked up the Shield/D*/blu ray player up directly, no dice. I then grabbed a 27" LCD out of another room and hooked it up through the receiver, and everything worked perfectly. Also, while I was trying to diagnose the issue with the projector, it would not respond to any remote control inputs (menu, pattern, power, etc). It sounded like the fan was running at a higher RPM than normal. The only way I could get it to turn off was to unplug it (didn't really want to do that).
I apologize if this issue has come up before, but I don't have time to read through all 100+ pages in this thread. This couldn't have come at a worse time...we have 20 people coming over for thanksgiving, and now a projector that won't function properly. The projector had been on for roughly 4 hours before I had attempted to turn everything off. We have had it on for longer than 4 hours at a time before, with no issues. My best guess is there are around 100 hours on the bulb. I plan on testing it again tonight/tomorrow morning. I'm dreading the thought of having to send it in for repair (I'm well past the return period); I've read that Sony support is not fun to deal with. Anyway, I would appreciate any insight anyone might have to my situation.
Last edited by ksugp; 11-24-2015 at 07:40 AM.