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post #3361 of 3365 Old 02-25-2015, 04:45 PM
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Sure convergence is good... dead pixels is good... not sure that dead pixels is common but would hate to have them.

See if the convergence has been adjusted or you don't really know about the convergence. That said... the refurb I bought from AVS needed a small convergence adjustment and that's no big deal.

I would go get it (esp if I didn't already have one.).. I was thrilled to get one for at least 3x that price.

In the service menu you can check total pj hours. (Operation hours not lamp hours.)
Thanks! So I want to check if convergence has been changed at all...which would indicate it may have had some issues? Sorry, I'm still a projector newbie.

And good to know I can check hours via the service menu. I want to know if it really has only seen 250 hours of use or if he changed the lamp and is fibbing a bit. I'll look up how to do that.

I know the picture will beat a BenQ 1070, but overall consideration of condition, lamp hours/replacement costs, gaming, 3D, all in play here for me. But still, if the plain old 2D picture is really that much better, it might be worth it, especially if it really is basically new at 250 hours.

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Ok, so I found that "enter, enter, left, enter" gets me to the service menu. Does it say clearly there on the screen what the operational hours are? I'm going to look at this HW30 on Saturday. I'm leaning more towards buying it now and taking a chance if it demo's ok. Thanks!

Will this thing be bright enough in a room with some ambient light? Mostly after the lights are out...Projector central calculator gives me a light output of 19 ft lb with a 1.0 gain screen. 90% light out with a bit of ambient light and 10% late in the day tv events.


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I think the bottom option in the menu is Information and that shows the lamp hours but when you are in the service menu it also shows the operational hours.

Good luck.. hope it works out..... I love the heck out of mine... Even 3D. I just bought an extra 2 spare pairs of PS3 3D glasses for $6 each on Amazon. (I thought they were a great deal when they were $20 but .... $6! )

http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-3-...n+3+3d+glasses

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Awesome! Thanks for the help Brian.
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We have a couple HW30's left - call to grab one before they are gone.

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