Many of us who have the Panasonic AE900 projector are finding that the convergence is less than perfect. While this misconvergence may be within what Panasonic considers as "normal tolerance", we on this forum are perfectionists and tweakers at heart. Which means that we'd be willing to do the adjustment ourselves.
Unfortunately, the adjustment calls for a special cable which costs almost $300! While that is fine for someone in a service center who will be doing this on a regular basis, most of us will only do this once in the lifetime of the unit and would not want to spend that kind of money (probably cheaper to get it professionally done --- but where is the fun in that!).
In the AE900 Tweak thread, the suggestion
that we share the cost was brought up and shared by a few. So this thread is to find out who may be interested in joining into the group effort.
If 10 people get together, the cost per head would drop to under $30. The original suggestion was that one person gets the kit, adjusts his/her AE900 while carefully
documenting the process. The kit is then used by the others and when everyone is done, the kit goes back to the original person who gets to keep it (or sell it to someone else for a discount) in exchange for the efforts of documenting the process and being a "consultant".
Having more than 10 people could make the whole process painful, so I suggest that if there are more than 10 people interested we just have 2 or more separate groups.
The kit can be found here
. Not sure if a consumer can buy directly or a dealer is caller for, but the Union Electronics Distributors web page allowed me to add the item to my cart.
If we were to look at the service manual for the AE900 it appears that the kit is nothing but a set of cables. A copy of the AE700 manual (the chassis essentially the same) can be found here
. If someone is willing to make the cable and test it on their own projector etc. first, I for one would be willing to pay the money as I would with the "official" cable. At least the money goes to one of us.
If you are interested in participating please post and confirm. In addition, if you are willing to go through the effort documenting the process etc., please add that info.