It is nice that Sony keeps exchanging the projectors until the current owners have a good unit, but what do they say the reason is for the ongoing problem with the banding?
Are they working on a fix for this? Is it a panel problem or a firmware issue?
I plan on buying one of these this summer to replace my VW200, but don't want to be playing musical chairs with shipping projectors back and forth until I get a good one.
It seems to me that Sony should stop shipping these until they have solved the problem, and then replace the units out in the field then put them back on the market.
I see on another thread that Sony is working on a laser projector. Is that going to be the new top of the line projector to replace the 1000?
The thread mentioned that the consumer version would be around $10k.
Was the 1000 just a "stopgap" release until the laser projector is released?
Or is the laser projector just "Vapor hardware" being discussed and the release is several years out?
I would hate to put out all of the $$ for the 1000 now only to have it MD'ed because of the new Technology of laser projectors will be the next generation of hardware.
Its too bad that Sony didn't develop a solid state lamp for the 1000.
I know that it would have been on the bleeding edge of technology though, but if there is a SS lamp on the horizon, they should have waited a bit longer to release the 1000 and used the SS lamp.
Oh well, guess they can't do everything at once, they have to do one advancement at a time to get the consumer to keep on buying the next generation of projectors to upgrade