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Sony VPL-HW55ES top & bottom of image bowed

Hello all i have just received my HW55ES and i am having trouble setting it up.

I have my projector ceiling mounted and is level and stright and I get no keystoning issues but the bottom and the image is curved like this.

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I am using a tab tensioned screen so i know the screen is flat to prove this i decided to take the projector down and sit it on a table to see if the top of the image would bow as I have turn the projector the right way up and it does.

I also got the projector central to the screen so I am using no lens shift and the bow it still present.

Am i right in thinking that the projector is faulty or am I missing something?

It has to be the projector as the bow moves from the top to the bottom of the image depeding on the orientation of the projector.

I thought it was because I was using to much lens shift but now I have taken the projector down and got it central to the screen i cant be that.

Also tried moving the projector back as I thought it was to much zoom but that does nothing either

Any Ideas?

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I just got mine is this week as well and have the same exact issue. The top seems straight but the bottom is bowed. Hopefully someone knows what causes this.
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I just got mine is this week as well and have the same exact issue. The top seems straight but the bottom is bowed. Hopefully someone knows what causes this.

Going to contact the store I brought it from today and see if I can get a replacement sent out

Is your projector ceiling mounted?
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Just spoke to Sony they want me to send them a picture of the fault so a tech can have a look at it to see if the fault is with the projector.

Will update this thread with the outcome
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Going to contact the store I brought it from today and see if I can get a replacement sent out

Is your projector ceiling mounted?
Yup ceiling mounted, I did some reading online and some people found that it was the screen being out of shape. I am going to look at my screen when I get a chance to make sure it isn't bent/warped.
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Yup ceiling mounted, I did some reading online and some people found that it was the screen being out of shape. I am going to look at my screen when I get a chance to make sure it isn't bent/warped.
You should do the flip test and take your projector down and table mount it to see if the bow moves from bottom to top.

If it does then it confirms the projector is at fault not the screen.
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I was just about to suggest doing the exact same thing. Anxious to hear your results.

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You should do the flip test and take your projector down and table mount it to see if the bow moves from bottom to top.

If it does then it confirms the projector is at fault not the screen.
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I was just about to suggest doing the exact same thing. Anxious to hear your results.
Awww crap you know how long it took me to get that thing calibrated right lol. I need to check the screen and then I guess move on to this, thanks for the suggestion.
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