A Very Arecont Problem - Cut Filters Stuck

Just this morning I told someone that Arecont quality had improved and they don't seem to have all the issues they used to, but two hours later, we got out our SurroundVideo Omni for a quick test (just some image comparisons, really), and find this magic:

Four imagers, two cut filters stuck off. We manually switched from day to night multiple times. Nothing. Rebooted. Nothing. Imager 3 was actually worse before the reboot because not only was the filter kicked off, it was monochrome.

These are issues I saw in the very first SurroundVideo I tested when I was still an integrator. Out of the box, one of the filters was stuck. This at least took a few months...though it wasn't even plugged in in that time, it was sitting on a shelf.

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