I wanted to document a case of severe focus nonuniformity on my Sony VPL-HW50ES. And not even in the traditional sense of corners or sides being out of focus. In my scenario, everything's in focus save for
a region in between the center & extreme right.
I've documented and sent this over to Mike at AVS & Sony; hopefully I'll get a replacement soon. Mike is awesome & said I'll be taken care of.
But here's what it looks like (please open link in new window & view at 100%):
Essentially, while good focus can be achieved for most of the screen, including the center, the left, & the extreme right, a huge patch in between the center & the right side of the screen are wildly out of focus. If I focus that region instead, then the center, left, & extreme right are wildly out of focus. In other words, there's a huge patch in between the center & right that focuses on a plain completely different than everything else. I wonder if the chip itself is bowed out or has a defect in that region that causes it fall on a different focal plane. It's unlikely that it's a lens defect since it's not like one side is out of focus... the center & extreme right are fine, but the space in between is not.
Otherwise, it's a very sharp projector, with an incredible pixel fill ratio, which is why I chose it over Epson (which has an unacceptable screen door effect at my viewing distance).