New 5020UB r , Convergence & Focus
I think this may be my first post but I think it is important to help other news owners with set up and or help others in jumping in on a refurb unit or even the 5030
I had spent time centering & focusing my projector and still felt it was out of focus in some areas more then others.
So I spent some time aligning the LCDs via the control panel and was getting a better picture, but still felt it was not tack sharp and was seriously considering sening it back or trading it out.
The problem I was noticing during convergence was, the 3 corners looked fuzzy and not as sharp as the 4th.
In thinking about it I though well maybe the lens is just not perfect or LCDs are not on plane and this is something I may have to live with, but then thinking a little more I decided to adjust, ****, and or turn the unit just a little to try to bring those corners into focus. Well that was it!! It turns out just a hair of adjustment to the whole unit and that put the whole picture in focus and aligning the LCDs if needed is then an easy process too!
Now the picture looks great in all aspects and the buyers remorse gone.
I guess what it comes down to is the face of the screen and the face of the projector need to be on the same "plane" because the focal focus range is so precise. from there lens shift should not make a difference.
On another note, there is some fan noise but I don't find it unacceptable or bothersome. When watching a movie you are unlikely to notice. I have been sitting right next to it for testing and it's just fine. It can run warm though so in a small room with no A/C or venting it may warm up the room.