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Error in Epson tw10 cinema filter

Will only work in cinema dark mode, now and change to normal daytime modes result in this error message, do you know what is the best thing to do (is there a part I can buy etc) as I have googled the world with no response . .

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  • Egobroom Dec 13, 2008

    I have exactly the same issue. The projector works fine for an hour or so.then the "cinema filter error" message comes up and i can't change modes. I get the feeling it is a thermal issue because as i let the projector cool i find i can watch for another hour or so. The lamp only has 400 hours on it.

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What is the error message? Are there lights flashing on the panel? Keep us posted. thanks!

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