Setting up a 1080ST this weekend for a shootout agaist the Epson 2030ST, I noticed that the 1080ST has a hard time delivering a consistent level of brightness across the projected image. With a front projected, coffee table test installation, the 1080ST has a "hot spot" in the bottom middle portion of the image. My fan also sounds like it's starting to fail out of the box with an unsettling rattling going on.
Are these common issues with the 1080ST or is my delivery from Amazon a lemon?
I Returned my first 1080st due to brightness and colour uniformity issues, and the brightness issue was more of a left to right uneveness issue than a hotspot
I've heard of one other person having a concerning fan noise, but the one I returned and the one I just received didn't have an issue with fan noise.