I am hoping I can get a little insight from the people here. I have just recently noticed my AE900 is showing a green line at the bottom of the screen that goes across the whole bottom of the screen. On 1.78:1 images it shows at the very bottom of the screen and on movies that are 2.35:1 (for example), the line shows just above the black bar created by the different aspect ratio. I get this on sources connected using both component cable (Xbox 360, DirecTV) AND with HDMI sources (PS3, Toshiba A2 - HD-DVD).
Not knowing exactly what causes this, I tried a couple of things. I currently run my sources thru my receiver, so I tried a direct connection from the source and from a switcher and got the same results regardless of the connection. It also is the same with overscan on and off.
I don't know much about the insides of these things and what causes these problems, so hopefully one of you will know. My few questions are:
1. What is problem?
2. Can it be fixed?
3. I bought the projector on 4/12/2006 and am still in the 1 year warranty, would this typically be covered by warranty?
My unit has about 800 hours on it so far and I have run it in low lamp all the time.
Pictures:The full screen might not show it very clearly but the close up is of the bottom of the Xbox 360 screen and hopefully you can clearly see the green line.
Thanks in advance for any help! This sight is what led me to buy the projector in the first place.
I am at work and UPS just dropped off my projector. Very quick turnaround by Panasonic. It arrived at their facility on Fri. 3/2 and I received it today Wed. 3/7. I was not expecting it back so quickly.
I will have to bring it home tonight and check it out and see how it works, but on the sheet included with the projector, it states that they replaced the Optical Block.
What does the Optical Block include? I am wondering what components make up the optical block and what would be considered new parts?
I will update again when I give the projector a run through today and tomorrow.
[Edited by gronny25 on Mar 7, 2007 at 9:12 AM]