Epson 5040UB projector, Denon 6300, 7.1.4 setup, M&K THX speakers and SVS subwoofer
My 5040 just powered up last night exactly as you described, I didn't think a pic was going to be displayed took a VERY long time then it finally did. You'd think the power up sequence would be consistent.Thanks for the heads up. Going to try and ask for another new one first. It's crazy that Epson wouldn't recognize failures in these units, with respect to the power supply, when there have been instances of this happening with this projector/model. In general, going back to my 6010, I find Epson projectors to be almost scary when they fire up. I had a 6010 that I also had to return because it just went into a crazy powering up sequence where it would just make loud fan noise and the shutter would not open - maybe a faulty power supply there to? Anyways, I had a refurb returned and it was fine until I got the 6040UB. Maybe it's projectors in general but these Epson's have some of the worst power up sequence that I've ever seen. There are some instances where, upon power up, it will go into a high fan spin/noise before it settles down and displays the picture. Is there any reason for this on power up as most times it just powers up without this.
We'll see how it goes today when there Advance Support team opens up @ 11am EST. Their swap out program is fast with the refurbs and new units because they anticipate failures on these units I guess?