Originally Posted by Javs
One day you find yourself thinking hmm The image doesn't really wow me as much as it used to, and then you think hmm were the blacks always that grey looking? Maybe I just remember they used to be better or not really sure...
Its a very slow decline. Or slow enough you never notice until one day you ask yourself those questions.
Thats whet happened in my old 300ES And sure enough when I measured the gamma eventually after 1300 hours it was like 1.8 and all over the place when it should have been 2.4! That was with a maxed out 2.6 correction btw. Just broken.
here are your remarks from post 234, VW675ES thread:
By the way I trust Ekki's measurements over anybody here, especially since he has recently updated his 550 review with new serial contrast numbers, meaning he has now measured a bunch of 550's and they range from 15,200-16,200:1 wide open iris, end of story.
Ask Andres what he has measured? Apparently he supports Kris Deerings claim that thew Sony VW665ES is 6500:1. I'll let the two of you figure it out as something is just not right .
In the mean time when my VW675 ( measured 16500:1 range) degrades to the level of the RS4500 ( 7800:1) I still should be in good shape, wouldn't you think, if that ever happens certainly. Maybe it will .
Do I believe Sony perfect as one poster claims? NO. Do I believe Sony had issues ? Absolutely, and they owe it to the owners affected to do something .
Do I believe Sony has 5 layers of protection in place on current models and various layers for past models. Yes I do, the history of decline is proof.
Will current projectors not degrade? Absolutely no person here today can predict what will happen in the future, only time will tell. History has shown that every last manufacturer has stumbled
but lessons are learned and we move on . Those adversely affected make noise, and some will and do burn bridges for ever , totally understandable, they have every right.
I certainly had little issues in the past so I don't have the angst that some do. The protection I had in place obviously spared me from serious degradation and I would like to think this message can
be passed on to others . Like I mentioned before. Even if a certain amount of contrast loss occurs most will not even notice. JVC RS4500 is getting by with 8000:1 native, the dynamic dimming
makes up .
Plenty of owners just like myself got by , some with over 10000 hours . The concentration should be to help the ones still in the quagmire, if we neglect them we are purposely hurting them not Sony.