The Ruby has been down since late July 2006 for a complete home theater make-over, (I'm doing it all myself). When it came down it had about 675 hours on it. Being a newbie in this glorious hobby, I grew into the knowledge that convergence was/is an issue with the Ruby and took the opportunity during it's downtime to send it to Sony for a convergence check and adjustment, which I thought was necessary based upon observed characteristics and comparison to other Rubys. I also thought I saw an artifact Inside the lens structure, this was from day one, but it didn't seem to affect the picture. Regardless, I thought I would mention this in the trouble list as well. My dealer footed the cost of shipping, (God Bless em).
Well it's back. The theater Still isn't done but I have seven days to test the projector, which I'll have to find a way to do. It's what was written on the ticket that interests me and which I have not been able to find mentioned anywhere on the web; Hard Start Mod Kit H600, (A1206459A). Anybody know what this is?
Oh, the lamp was replaced free of charge and no lens artifact was found. When the tech called, he said he had adjusted the convergence to below spec but did not mention the Hard Start Mod Kit. I only found out about it when I read the enclosed service ticket.