Ouchers on that 3200s native contrast
450 vs 1700-2000 is a big difference in true native contrast... where is the source for that data?
The irises are probably the same
Also sounds like each respective tier has lesser and lesser defects
If your focus is that far off though like it takes multiple feet, I'd return it
My focus on my 3800 isn't perfect but it was equal to the DLPs in its class
When I say not perfect, I can't get the focus razor sharp, not like it is physically out of focus
In no area can I not resolve individual pixels on the screen in other words
The best test is to bring a friend over and have them look at it.
If they can see wrong stuff, yeah your machine is broke.
If not, you may have projectoritis; a mild form of OCD contracted from owning a projector. This is remedied by spending more money.
My Rig :)
Samsung UN65HU8550 -TS01
Martin Logan Aeon i - DefTech CS8060hd - Klipsch Reference RW-12D - B&W SCM8
Logitech Harmony Ultimate (Making sure everybody plays nicely)