I contacted Projector People today regarding my convergence/color uniformity issues. I have no dead pixels from what I can tell. I have 30 hours on the unit.
Here's the reply I got:
What I’d like to do is send you a prepaid shipping label, get your unit back here and throw it up next to a couple of brand new AE3000’s to see if it’s out of specs. It’s nearly impossible to find an LCD projector with perfect convergence, uniformity, etc., so I think this will be the best solution. If the AE3000’s we pull look the same as yours, we’ll get you in touch with Sarah to discuss your options. If the units are better than yours we’ll do a straight swap and you’ll be good to go. Let me know if this works for you.
Seems like a very fair proposal. I'm just wondering based upon the pics posted will I ever see an issue with normal viewing because of the bad convergence/color uniformity? My fear is I get a new unit with dead pixels.