Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman
Only person I know that has repeated many time over the last year of exchanging 4 times for an Epson (8700ub) is coderguy.
This is the biggest bologne. I never owned an Epson 8700ub, I owned the 8500ub, it was only returned twice before I gave up. That said, there were people that went through 7+ 8500ub's, go read the thread yourself. It was an epidemic in that if you got unlucky enough to get one with bad convergence, the chances of getting another one with bad convergence from the RMA were greater than 50%. There were MANY MANY convergence issues on the 8700ub thread as well, but the Epson is one of the highest sold projectors. Still, it has been a long-known history of convergence issues with Epson in the past. The 5010 I cannot speak to, not enough data, we have been over this before. The pixel adjustment feature is a great thing however.
I have always liked Epson for their stellar warranty service and policies despite convergence errors on older models. I do not think convergence is the main reason TO BUY or NOT to buy a projector for MOST people. If everything else is the reason you want to buy it, then buy this projector for sure, Epson will stand behind the product. The 3d is very good and the 2D is also exceptional on this projector. I am BIAS'd to JVC only because I like to be able to sit closer to the screen which the Epson lets you sit close, but not as close as the JVC. The JVC is a different animal than the Epson for a different group of folks. There are several people that get very angry over silly things...
I have recommended the Epson more than the JVC in threads, because people are wanting the best 3D, and we know the Epson has very good 2D, and much better 3D than the JVC.
Enuff said, case closed.
I am only trying to help people in here because I enjoy it, I am not trying to start these nasty projector wars as some people think. I had a hard-time with convergence across many different LCD's in the past, not just EPSON, so yes I am a little bitter about convergence and was just very happy I finally got a NON-DLP with near-perfect convergence. My comments about JVC probably having better convergence than the Epson if I were in VEGAS betting on it, well what do you expect that is my experience. It doesn't mean people shouldn't buy the Epson...