Join Date: May 2011
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I purchased a B-stock projector that was sealed with zero hours on the lamp in December and have only put about 120 hours on the lamp so far. Then I started running into troubles.
I have been having some problems with my projector losing focus everytime I turn the projector on and also focus issues when trying to pinpoint a sharp focus on the projector (before or after warmup). I've been having to set the focus everytime I use the damn thing, and everytime it changes aspect ratios. It was like the lens memory was no longer functioning. So I had my projector serviced and I called to check on the status of the repair and I was told it's going to cost $2400 to fix the projector. The lady on the phone said the lens unit went bad or something. I just thought it was funny that the projector itself can be had for these prices now and they were quoting the cost of repair basically as the price of the projector. I'm just glad I purchased the 1-year warranty from the company i purchased the B-stock from. I think they are going to be out $2400 and instead of getting the projector repaired it was just more reasonable to give me another B-Stock with 0 hours again. They are now going to just ship me another sealed B-Stock projector.
I'm wondering now if I should just test to see if it works ok and then sell on ebay or something and go with an Epson or even the Sony 50es. The Epson is more in my priceline, and I don't know if I want to keep this projector after the warranty runs out just in case it has a problem like the one I just sent back.
You guys have any opinions on what you would do in this situation? I hear the Epson has great customer service, I know there have been some problems with convergence and uniformity and things but they will overnight another projector to you everytime you have a problem.
Displays: JVC RS4910 Projector | 125-inch 2.35:1 Elite Cinetension2 Screen | Panasonic 58V10 Plasma TV
Sources: Yamaha RX-A800 | Microsoft XBOX One | Dish Hopper | Intel i5 Nuc w/ Openelec | Behringer iNuke 3000DSP
Speakers: DIY Fusion-12 Tempest (L/R) | DIY 88-Special (C) | DIY Volt-10 Speakers (Surr L/R) | Subwoofers: MartyCube w/ Stereo Integrity SI-18 X 2