Hi guys, haven't been on here since cdfreaks days, but hopefully I'm posting this in the relevant area...
I have had a Hitachi HDPJ52 projector now for a few years and for the last year or so it's been 'acting up'.
I have it connected up to my home theatre using component video ( yeah, i know HDMI will come, but I need to run cable in the walls instead of unsightly conduit...)...
Anyway, basically what happens is that any BRIGHT lights that occur in the movie, TV, game - flashes.. cause the projector to reset itself - I get the 'No Input Detected...' message displayed on the screen, wait a few seconds, and the picture returns ... it seems this has become more frequent as time as gone on.
I've googled 'til I'm blue in the face, checked Hitachi support - nothing.Actually, I did find reference to a similar issue with another brand of projector - which was fixed by a flash upgrade ... but I see nothing for Hitachi products.
Is it possible it's the bulb? As I say, I've had it a few years and the bulb has never been replaced - but I'm reluctant to spend $300 if it isn't the issue...
I haven't checked the issue with a different input - say, running an HDMI cable for testing - could it be component inout specific?
If anyone has any ideas, suggestions or comments, I'd be interested to hear them. I don't want to bin this thing - it cost me $4k brand new and has served me very well - and has a great picture.