Originally Posted by Jan-Erik
Just like to update that i just got a new projector to replace my previous that didn't get both upper right and lower left corner in focus.
The projector i received now is probably from the same batch as the SN is identical except the last digit is one number lower.
What i'm now left with is a projector that still have the same issues with exactly the same corners - and as an additional "bonus", i now have a blurry area in the center of the image which doesn't appear to be focus related in the same way, as it's not possible to get it on focus no matter what i adjust on...
I've sent another complaint to Epson about this, with detailed documentation, and they were just as confused about it as i was. They suggested sending it in for service to see if it was a firmware or setting issue, or if it at least could be repaired, but i told them i'd hardy want to send in a projector for repair that still had 0 hours on the lamp, and let them know if this is how this model is i'd be interested in an upgrade instead.
They said that have sent the whole case to their 2. line to see if they have a solution for it, and if not they would send a request to their headquarters suggesting an upgrade to for example a TW7200.
Very interested to see what they'll do about this issue.
The previous one i could probably live with, but the blurry center of this one gives me a headache almost instantly...
Hey Jan-Erik, as I've previously mentioned, I've had similar experiences. I think what it comes down to is that quality control at Epson must be pretty ordinary. As I've stated I moved up to a 5030UB (EH-TW8200) assuming that when moving to one of their top models, all of the problems I've seen with the 2030 (EH-TW5200) would be fixed. But that wasn't the case. The 5030UB had horrible focus uniformity issues. Focus would change for an hour and a half after powering on. It had a slight bend at the bottom of the image when ceiling mounted, not as bad as the 2030, but I wouldn't expect it at all with one of their flagship models.
Anyway, I couldn't live with those shortcomings for such an expensive projector, so I returned it.
I've now gone back to the 2030, as while it still has problems, mine has the bend at the bottom when ceiling mounted, and is also slightly off focus in the top left. But at least the 2030 is fairly cheap so it doesn't bother me as much.
But, if I did have focus issues in the middle of the screen, I don't think that is acceptable. Have you tried displaying it on a wall just to make sure it isn't your screen?
If you can get the upgrade for free, then go for it. But I wouldn't pay to move up to the 7200, as I bet it will have issues as well.
You could also ask them with the new 2045 model is being released internationally, as that is due out in the states this month, and who knows, maybe they have fixed the focus issues in the new model?