Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Ottawa area, Canada
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I received my W7000 about 2 weeks ago and as with everyone else I have the focus (pixel mapping) issue. I was replacing a W5000 which was razor sharp corner to corner and was obviously disappointed with the image. Everything else is fine, much better CR than the W5000 and much brighter. I have to use the economy setting on the lamp (which isn't that much different to the standard setting, certainly when compared to the difference on the W5000's settings. I'm using a 120" wide audio transparent screen with a 1:1 gain in a light controlled room and the images just pop.
Over the last 30 hours of usage I've noticed an improvement in the sharpness, especially at the top portion of the screen which is now almost perfectly sharp, however, the bottom is still blurry - not as much as when the unit was new, but definitely sharper.
I remember the W5000 did not have the perfect image at the beginning but after about 50-60 hours it settled in and gave me about 8,000 hours of great viewing. Could this be the solution, just let the thing settle in, like running in a car. No, I don't think so either, just wishful thinking.