Originally Posted by rwestley
It is great that Sony listened and came up with this firmware update. Wondering now if you will reconsider getting rid of your 285 and replacing it with a flat screen TV. From your posts the ATV was the big issue and now hopefully it is fixed.
I spoke with a geek at Best Buy for about an hour yesterday. There's an awful lot about direct view displays that I don't know and they are rapidly changing.
I don't think my kids would be "okay" with my replacing my projector. It's only tempting to me because the ATV4K is the basket I decided to put all my eggs in (maybe a bad move only time till tell) and no projector supports it's best mode (DV.)
I have had 5 or 6 Sony projectors now... (VPH 1271, G70, VW60, HW30, HW45, VW285) Guess it's 6.
For the moment the 285 sells pretty well on EBay and I could get a nice 65 inch set. However, ... if you have followed my posts you know that I have special considerations about selling my PJ even on Ebay.
My PJ arrived fairly smashed. It was just put in a box it didn't fit and shipped UPS from Amazon. The case was broken, one of the circuit boards had a connector knocked off, the wires for the rear IR were sliced. It was in a bad way.
I got it for a very low price and had a buyer for my HW45 to recover half of that.
I was set to ship it back to Amazon but it was Sunday (no UPS) and while waiting I decided to try to repair it.
I jumped a connection on the circuit board that was damaged and the PJ fired up showing 0 hours. Eventually I repaired the case and the damaged wires for the rear IR and purchased a new board for the damaged one from Sony Pro Parts.
I'm the type of guy that if I wanted to sell it I would want to tell all this crap to the buyer.
And also the kind of guy that enjoys knowing he brought something back to life that was on the skids.
I certainly don't feel like selling it now. I have applied the fix and verified that it works and if it's ok I'll pretend they did this just for me... (ha ha .. just kidding, .. kind of.)