Originally Posted by Archibald1
I had a VW550ES (very similar to the 270ES) and it had micro flicker, but I hasten to add that I am super susceptible to it and my wife did not notice it.
It wasn't an obvious flicker as such, but more of an ethereal shimmer to the image, is best I can describe it.
The main thing is to run the bulb on high mode for the first 100 hours and then you can reduce it to low and (according to Sony) this will mitigate any flicker.
Best to view one, if possible, before you buy.
Well, please read my lenghty warning thread about flickering on the 65es,and the responses Sony has sent me and my dealer,it has no impact wether or not you run it in high for 100hours,it is a flaw in the design of the lamp electronics and the pursuit of "green" power consumption is my take on it. Also,it isnt a "shimmer" or "micro flicker" it is like the auto iris is out of control,very noticeable,and extremely annoying blinking where the light gets brighter and darker continually.. Changing from high to low or vice versa stops this behaviour for anything from a few minutes to hours,but once it starts it only gets worse,and you might just change the bulb. My current lamp started flickering already at 900hrs,and i ONLY run them on high.
I would like to hear from people who actually have this unit if they experience the flickering as reported on 45/55/65es and other models.
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