That's possible, but odd at 300 hours. How are you running the projector (what settings)?
Originally Posted by stereomandan /forum/post/16847860
Wow, this is the first time I've heard of this issue with the 1080, 1080UB, 6500UB, or 7500UB. It's not typically an issue with these Epson projectors.
I've watched 1000+ hours of 2.35 content with no hint of burn-in or image retention in the black bar area. (I have the 1080UB).
At least it's still under warranty (assuming it was purchased from an authorized dealer).
Originally Posted by MHoefler /forum/post/16849887
It's not just black, but with all colors. It seems to affect blue tones the most, but I can see discoloration of all colors in the affected areas. Not visible in bright scenes, but often very visible in dark scenes. I'm sure I'm not using wrong settings, black levels, etc, because I didn't change anything and the picture was always perfect until a few days ago when I noticed the burn in.
I've watched "Big Stan" yesterday (1.85:1) and the issue was visible, but not too bad. So I think about watching the issue for a few days / weeks before contacting Epson, because I really fear getting a worse device (when looking at the various reports of people here having to exchange many times to get an acceptable one).
On the other hand, I think such a burn in is unacceptable and Epson must fix this for me. However, how can I be sure it will not happen again with the replacement? Difficult...
Originally Posted by MHoefler /forum/post/16852027
Here's an image from "Crank" - you can clearly see the burn in of the letterbox bars in the dark areas of the image.
No matter what I try, the problem doesn't go away. The damage really seems to be permanent.
How can this happen? Why does nobody else have this issue? I only have 270 hours on the projector, so there must be other with a lot more hours where the problem should be even more visible?
Why is the European version a problem?