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Projector is starting to change colors as it starts warming up, the colors seem to go more purple. Is that what they mean by washing out?? And a type of ora on things.. but the lamp does have a lot of hours, this is my first projector .. should j freak out, or is it a lamp, bulb.. I have another that came with, is that it or could it be a color wheel, and what's the difference.. thanks guys..
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The lamp won't do that, they don't change colors. I would not suspect the color, it sounds more like the processor is failing.

Quote (fstacy on Jan 26, 2013 7:31 PM):
Projector is starting to change colors as it starts warming up, the colors seem to go more purple. Is that what they mean by washing out?? And a type of ora on things.. but the lamp does have a lot of hours, this is my first projector .. should j freak out, or is it a lamp, bulb.. I have another that came with, is that it or could it be a color wheel, and what's the difference.. thanks guys..

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A processor ?? Where would I even look, could you point me in a CHEAP, affordable, direction .. but don't think its the bulb?? And is there a ball park $ for processor.. thanks again..
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Projectors are not like computers where you can replace the processor. These are surface-mounted chips and are usually not available, much less easily replaced. You would have to buy the main board assembly and that is not cheap. The main board for that projector, IF it is still available would be over $600.

And just to re-affirm, there is no way the lamp can do that.

You're better off replacing the projector.

Quote (fstacy on Jan 27, 2013 10:07 AM):
A processor ?? Where would I even look, could you point me in a CHEAP, affordable, direction .. but don't think its the bulb?? And is there a ball park $ for processor.. thanks again..

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I have an Optoma HD 80 that does the same thing--after a few minutes the image begins to show "ringing" or glowing edges in the shadow details (instead of smooth shading), and the highlights get washed out.

When it's at its worst, really dark scenes will almost glow, exhibiting almost a kind of metallic, reflective texture where the shading on peoples' faces will separate into distinct bands or blocks of color.

I've had this worked on twice before at the authorized repair company for Optoma, and they've never been able to completely fix the problem. I believe this problem dates back to when we had a major power surge about three years ago, it's never been the same since.