Originally Posted by HDTV Maniac
Bigman69, I don't know if this is a widespread issue with the 3020, the projector is too new to have a sense for that yet. Time will tell.
as for what we did to remove the dust blob, the projector was sitting on a rear mobile shelf and we simply moved the shelf a little closer to the screen (and maybe slightly touched the projector itself to align it better with the screen) and somehow the dust blob disappeared. We weren't trying to get rid of it, but realized after the movement that the spot was no longer there. It did not come back either by the time I left.
Wasn't the 3010 pretty decent with such issues, I know they exist to some extent on all LCD projectors, but I was not aware of a major problem with the 3010.
I also thought they only generally show as green, but its very interesting the dealer you were at told you he thought it was a dust blob, even though it is pink/purple....sounds exactly like mine.
I am going to take the projector down tonight off the ceiilng mount, tilt it around a bit etc. and put it back up.
its odd, the pink spot does seem to have gotten smaller from when I first noticed it, and hopefully this is just a fluke.
Epson is willing to swap it out, but I just hope the 3020 is going to be more trouble free than this....because even though Epson warranty service is excellent....its still a hassle swapping out, putting back on mount etc etc.
I'll follow up again soon tonight.
I have about 4-5 hours on it and would probably have to pay a restocking fee thru Visual Apex now...if I were to switch to something with a sealed light path like the Optoma HD 33.
But my screen is already mounted, etc. and I'd have to move that because the DLP image begins a full 8" below the center of the lens on the HD33 etc etc.
I hope projectors are more trouble free than this....