Originally Posted by 18628239
Any hype on the Epson front will be matched by many owners claiming they had to get another unit from the manufacturer because of poor manufacturing tolerances. I can say that will continue to hurt Epson in my book
So true about Epson QC. Soon after the Epson 1080UB Pro Cinema came out, I drove about an hour to demo one at the regional distributor for Epson and Vutec in Amesbury, MA and was surprised to see the lumens just were not coming out of the projector they way they should have. It was a brand new projector and had something like 12 hours tops on the new bulb. It was dim on a 100-inch diagonal 16x9 white screen. It was a pulldown or electric screen, and behind it was a 16x9 high-gain Silverstar of a mere 61" diagonal in size, a dealer demo size. I had been to a closer store for a demo of the 1080UB Pro before that and knew all the tricks to maximize the light output, like dynamic mode, high bulb, and so on. With those adjustments, I was able to get a very satisfying image for someone like me who loves a bright picture on the Silverstar, but realistically, with a 1600-lumen projector with a brand new bulb cranked up like that on a tiny 61" high-gain screen, even a brightness freak should have needed two pairs of sunglasses. I always held that against Epson when I decided what projector to buy. My RS20 has been problem-free since I received it from AV Science at the end of the year almost two years ago.
I mentioned in another post recently how AV Science stopped selling the 1080UB Pro for a time because too many of them had convergence problems.