Originally Posted by DaGamePimp
A good point and would be one of those 'DOH' moments, however it is not the heart of the problem nor a solution to the real problem... Epson QC.
I would have to assume that most would only do the 'pseudo' pixel alignment process once the projector was set how the user will use it, at least I would hope.
My best advice would be to keep exchanging untis until you get one with minimal convergence error out of the box, this is a message that Epson needs to get.
Agreed. Actually though, I do recomend people completely test their Epson prior to mounting it, including a basic LCD Alignment if needed. The odds are too great that you might need a replacement not too.
I went through six units beore I fianlly got one that was decent. the convergence was still about a half pixel off. However, that amount adjusted out without causing anu white field problems, so I'm happy. Flare isn't too bad, and is not visible at my seating distance. (1.2 x screen width.) I'll be forwarding the poll on 5020/6020 quality to Epson shortly. I wanted to get enough responses to make an impact first.
What's interesting to me after testing so many 5020/6020s is some of the varience. Some of them had white field uniformity issues after doing a pixel alignment, some did not. it seems the more flare the lens has combined with mis-convergence causes that issue. Also, pretty big variance in output. My latest one, a good one, is MUCH brighter in THX ECO than the others. 700 lumens compared to 550 on my others. This one also has 2500 lumens in Dynamic Normal after a very basic calibration. (Just enough to make it a good enough picture for sports.)
You know, I had three Epsons before this. None of them had a visible convergence error and all three had a better lens than this 6020. (Less flare, better focus.) Rather than use the LCD alignment feature as a nice upgrade, I think they've used it as an excuse to reduce quality control. If it weren't for the fact that I want the "torch" ability of Epson's dynamic mode for sports, I would have returned this Epson rather than hassling with six exchanges. I bought my 5020 on Cyber Monday, and I just yesterday got a good PJ. On the plus side, Epson's Customer Service was outstanding, and they upgraded me because of all the hassles I went through.