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Feb 6, 2018 5:59 AM
I don't have the manual, so I didn't realize it was necessary to reset lamp hours. I'll give that a shot (https://files.support.epson.com/pdf/plhc81/plhc81ug.pdf, page 44) and let you know how it goes.
I bought the projector off a friend. It still has the original Epson lamp and the replacement I bought is Epson brand as well.
Feb 5, 2018 8:15 AM
Projector lamp light comes on every month or so, but taking the bulb out and putting it back in resolves the issue. No loss of brightness to report (bulb has maybe 100 hours on it)
I have a replacement bulb in case the current one burns out, but the projector seems to think I need to replace the bulb even though there's nothing wrong with it that I can tell.
Anyone have a similar issue? I don't enjoy having to disconnect/reconnect my projector so often. It's mounted on the ceiling.
(selected the wrong Epson 8100 the first time, sorry.)
Sep 6, 2017 12:40 PM
In the last 6 month my Epson 8100 started to inroduce a Red band of color at the top of the image, and a Green Band of Color at the bottom of the screen. Anyone know what this is, and is is repairable? See photo attachment.
Apr 3, 2017 1:31 PM
Greetings! I have a Powerlite Home Cinema 8100 which is about 7 years old, and I've only replaced the bulb once.
The bulb indicator flashes red, which seems like a no brainer that I'd replace the bulb and continue my movie viewing joy.
The thing that seems weird to me is that projector will display fine (a movie if I'm playing a DVD, or just the EPSON screen if no input) for about 3 minutes before the lamp turns off and the red lamp light starts flashing. If I'm viewing a movie, the lamp appears to be functioning properly for the 3 minutes. I don't think it's overheating because I can turn the projector off and back on again, then get another 3 minutes of viewing.
Is this typical behavior when the lamp needs to be replaced, or is there something else wrong with the projector? The last time I replaced the bulb it made a big pop and shattered, so it was a bit more obvious what I should do.
Any pointers would be appreciated. I'd rather not drop $200 on a bulb if it ends up being something else.
Thanks for your collective insight!
Dec 11, 2012 1:35 PM
My projector's HDMI ports, are kind of not working, or acting weird, since I got the projector like 2 years ago.
This is what is happening:
I can connect a device using HDMI with no problem, but after a few months, the projector won't project any longer.
So, I switch the device to the HDMI2 , and it works with no problem, but after a few months, same problem. This is a samsung digital box. So thinking the problem could be in the box, I switch to another digital brand box, and it works fine ! but guess what ... after a few months, same problem, with both hdmi ports.
So I decided to plug a PS3 instead with netflix, instead of having a cable digital box, and it works !! but only for a few months !
Now the projector won't take my ps3 or digital boxes, on neither hdmi port.
So i'm using instead component cables, but I can see the difference, HDMI looks better with 1080p instead of 1080i for blu-ray movies in my PS3. I thought 1080p would be the same as 1080i in quality, but for blu-ray it is not ! at least with my PS3. I can easily note the difference in quality from when HDMI used to work vs the component cable.
So, I want my hdmi back !!!
if I plug my laptop with hdmi, no problems, it works. But maybe after a few months the same issue will happen? probably. Buy my main device is the PS3.
So ... after researching a lot, the close I could get is that it's a protocol "handshaking" problem with the HDMI and devices. something more like a software problem in the projector rather than hardware ?
I didn't see a hard reset option in the projector to try reset this problem.
The weird thing is that, when I turn it on with the ps3 and hdmi, I can hear the projector doing a noise like if it was a hard drive, like its doing something, but then nothing, no image.
i tried many hdmi cables of course, and different devices, they only work for a X amount of time before going to this weird state.
as for today, if I connect the laptop with hdmi, no problems, it works.
It seems to be a strange problem since I haven't found much info in the internet and I hope someone here could help me.
With the digital cable box, I managed to put the device in debug mode, so since that box is made with Unix or linux, you can see how it can initialize just fine, showing the logs with hdmi in the projector, but when it get to the part to finally project the cable menu, it gives a error that I could read quick, that said something about access denied in the protocol, and the image went black.
That is when I hear the sound inside the projector like if its doing a process or something.
So i guess its the same problem now with many devices.
Thanks in advance any help !!!!
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