Hi all, some of the earlier posts in the thread mentioned the HW30 having "no warm up time versus the JVC offerings".
However, I've never been totally happy with the focus and put this partially down to the manual focus control and trying to squint at the screen.
Anyway, at the weekend we were watching for about 3 hours straight and as I thought the focus was a bit soft, I adjusted it, I lucked out and standing with my nose to the screen I could just barely see the pixel edges so sharpness was great and the picture nice and bright.
Yesterday I powered the unit on and was immediately disappointed with the picture, it was far more dull and fuzzy - we continued to watch (TV) and over the course of the next 40 mins+ the picture brightened noticeably and became much sharper.
Is this normal behaviour or do I have a bad unit or bulb? It's been like this since day one I believe and I also find it a little louder than I had expected (low lamp mode).
Additionally, my previous projector, HC5000, would come on in high-lamp and after a couple of mind drop down to low lamp if that mode was set. I don't think the Sony does that - maybe this is why people are saying the lamp stays brighter longer.
Thoughts, comments and comparisons would be much appreciated.