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Epson EH-TW9000/w Owners Thread

bighairybloke

Active Member
Thanks for the info Ron, could be useful! Mine is still well, never had an issue, but am aware it’s getting on but until 4K is reasonable, I don’t see any reason to change yet.

Steve
 

Ronski

Well-known Member
@markymiles So far I'm very pleased with the upgrade (apart from the expense), the picture is indeed very good, but I'm not one to constantly fiddle much preferring to watch it instead. There is an owners thread which you've no doubt seen, you'll get much better informed opinions in there than mine.

@Drag0nFly That does sound very bad indeed, and seems to reflect previous examples in this thread, at least we have a long warranty which is the main reason I purchased the 9300 All most of us can do is keep our fingers crossed and hope our units are OK. I do wonder just how many faults are caused by rough handling by couriers, which is one reason why I collected mine from the dealer.
 

Drag0nFly

Novice Member
Did not notice any rough handling on mine, its packaging was pristine when it arrived. Actually, my previous TW9000 – which ran for 5 1/2 years before developing a fault – had a dent in the packaging which at first left me worried. This time around it was a bad component, for sure, as I have never seen anything like this happen on any of the models I've owned in the past.
 

Ronski

Well-known Member

Burtyyy

Standard Member
My TW9000 has developed the flickering issue in ECO mode. Had the same problem a couple of months back and running in NORMAL for a session and switching back to ECO resolved the issue for a while, but not this time. Lamp has 3000 hours on it, I'm hoping a replacement will fix the issue but couldn't find much in the way of confirmation whilst reading through this thread.

Hopefully just a lamp swap will keep this running, it's been a great performer but running in NORMAL mode is rather loud...
 

C4man

Active Member
I’ve had the issue you describe and found that you need to run it longer than just one session on high. I put mine on high for about 25 hours and then switched it back to normal and that sorted the problem for a while. However eventually I did have to replace the bulb as the flicker returned and a new bulb did sort out the problem.

Interesting to see that the bulb I bought from Epson spares was much cheaper than I expected, at the time it was about £80.
 

Drag0nFly

Novice Member
Considering your lamp has 3000 hours clocked on it, there is a strong possibility that a new one will produce a stable image when running at the lower voltage/ECO setting. I would suggest that unless there are other issues with it.
 

Burtyyy

Standard Member
Thanks for the info :)
I’ve probably been on borrowed time since the last time I ran it on the higher mode. To be fair, she gets worked hard being the main display in the house. I’ll order a new lamp unit and see how it goes. I expect the complete module is they way to go for ease of fitting?
 

Burtyyy

Standard Member
@Drag0nFly No other issues to report, besides very infrequently the auto shutter seems to be a little louder when powering on/off than usual, but there's no consistency to it so hopefully the motor assembly is holding up okay. Thanks for the reply.
 

Drag0nFly

Novice Member
The auto-shutter on the 9000 is a little loud, so wouldn't worry too much about that unless it is really annoying. You could (very carefully) put some lube on the rail if it is unnaturally loud though.

I've only used the complete lamp assembly when replacing as that also rules out cheaper knock-off lamps which I see there are many of (and considering the prices for a genuine Epson lamp is usually quite reasonable)
 

Burtyyy

Standard Member
Purchased new lamp assembly from Epson, replaced last night and my flickering issue in ECO resolved :)
Slight concern with the condition of the old lamp unit - the plastic on the front face and the small metal frame around the front of the bulb all showed signs of overheating, with the metal discoloured in one area and the plastic leaving black residue to the touch. Doesn't appear to have transferred any signs of overheating to the rest of the projector so hopefully all good, just concerned the lamp had reached temperatures to do this. Anyone noticed anything similar when swapping out lamps?

I forgot how much this projector's image really pops with a new lamp! Overly bright and colours feel over-saturated but in a way that produces a very striking and exciting image, albeit not "correct" by most standards, but really fun to watch.
 

Burtyyy

Standard Member
Developed a fault trying to turn on at the weekend; getting stuck in startup, blue flashing light and lens cover won’t open.

Is it worth looking to get it repaired or should I cut my losses and save for a replacement?
 

markymiles

Distinguished Member
I'm sure you have but have you tried unplugging it from the wall. Sometimes that resets it.
 

Burtyyy

Standard Member
Was the first thing I did.
While I’ve found loads of reports of similar faults I can’t find a definitive diagnosis to help me decide how to proceed.
 

markymiles

Distinguished Member
Most have gone with a company called equinox as they are miles cheaper than Epson.

Equinox

Worth a try, you can always say no if it ends up being more money than its worth. If its the common fault with these it's around £150 to fix.
 

Ronski

Well-known Member
@Burtyyy Not sure if you saw my post here, when my died I sold it on eBay, the guy that purchased it was going to use it as spares to repair other PJ's.
 

Jenz

Active Member
Is anyone using a Panasonic 420/820 4K UHD player into their 9000 and using HDR->SDR? Is it working well? I am considering buying one in advance of my 9400 purchase?
 

LiquorSnurf

Standard Member
Hi,

Was looking for some advice on cat 5 cables. I’m running a hdmi cable in the wall cavity & have seen some people have also run cat 5/6 cables also. Is this with doing & what would be the advantages/future proofing?

Thanks
 

Burtyyy

Standard Member
for any TW9000 owners still around, or any older Epson model really, just an update on my experience sending my faulty TW9000 to Equinox for repair. Took me a while but I got it sent off, paid £60 to get it looked at and they swiftly supplied a quotation to replace the complete optical engine and the motherboard...no report in to the findings just that they needed replacement. Pretty sure that repair would fix any problem with the unit so I have my doubts as to how much troubleshooting was actually done, and even better was the price (I could buy a TW9400 for the same) and the fact they stated Epson do not have the spare parts stocked so it would be a long lead time.

I feel I wasted time and money sending an older unit to Equinox.

I have replaced with a JVC HD350 and am in love with it.
 

LiquorSnurf

Standard Member
Hi all,

Was wondering if anyone else has has an issue with the lens door not opening on start up. Never had any issues until recently when I ceiling mounted it - wondering if mounting it upside down and the age of my TW9000 has caused it to malfunction?

I can hear the machanic working but the lens door doesn’t open or only opens partially meaning I have to stand 8n the couch and manually force it open...?

Thanks
 

roh008

Member
Hi all,

Was wondering if anyone else has has an issue with the lens door not opening on start up. Never had any issues until recently when I ceiling mounted it - wondering if mounting it upside down and the age of my TW9000 has caused it to malfunction?

I can hear the machanic working but the lens door doesn’t open or only opens partially meaning I have to stand 8n the couch and manually force it open...?

Thanks
Yes had the same issue and I was lucky I as mine was on the 3rd year at the time. Sent it for a warranty repair - don't know why it happened though. It's never been moved since install
 

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