Hi, I have a semi defective PT-AE6000 (display has discoloration which is getting worse and it has persistent lamp flicker on low lamp even with new lamps) and am looking to buy a new projector and get the Panny repaired to sell it afterwards.
Now, I am pretty sure that the new Sonys have no problems with panel discoloration/degradation, right ?
I was a bit shocked though to see a few people mention lamp flicker with the Sonys, is that really a problem ? I bought the Panny over a new Sony because of the lamp life and if I need to keep the Sony on high lamp to remove flicker that is still a serious drawback over the Panny who can do up to 4000 hours even on high, 3000 easy, compared to 2000 on the VW55 and lamps for both are similar priced.
One other worry is the optics, before I bought the Panny I tried 2 Sonys (can't remember the exact model but it was whatever Sony had on the market in the same price range as the panny at the end of 2012) and they both had severe problems with their optics.
It was impossible to get the whole picture uniformly in focus and since I use the projector only with a PC for everything it was very noticeable on text or spreadsheets with 2 big clouds of soft picture.
Is that still a problem with the VW55 ? I heard they still use cheap optics but is it at least possible to get the whole picture in focus ?