There was another member over at my house last night and we turned on the grid and it is very noticable. I will pull out the digital camera and take a picture of the grid and demonstrate.
It is fairly noticable while watching anime.
Hopefully I do not have to send the unit back. I have been without a projector for 1.5 weeks and that was torchure.
Edit: I was wearing my glasses at the time, but my friend was not. I do agree, it is very difficult to calibrate with glasses on. Not to mention my glasses are old and not strong enough (boy I feel old now).
From what I understand convergance is set at the factory (and soldered?) and if it is off there isn't any way to adjust it. It would have to be sent back for readjustment. I hope this isn't the beginning of a trend. I just placed my order today based on P/P.
Convergence problems is something that can be wrong with a LCD-projector when you buy it. But it won't go out of convergence, it is just a result of poor alignment at the factory or faulty panels (size). Convergenc errors show in areas of high contrast. For example white against black.
If you see blue edges and yellow edges then the blue panel iss off. Red+green=yellow.
Start the projector and focus it as good as possible. The project and image with a white area on a black background to see how bad the convergence is. Count the amount of pixels (look at my screenshot below) and call Sony.
I have the same problem with my new Hitachi XGA LCD which I got as a replacement for another Hitachi with different problems. I actually sent it in yesterday and hope they replace or fix it.
Here are some pictures I took of the desktop to demonstrate the convergence problem:
Yeah.. that's about what it looks like tahustvedt.. maybe not QUITE as bad thou. I forgot my camera.. I was going to take some pictures and post them but you pretty much nailed it. I am going back over to his house on Sat so I will try to remember my camera...
We did do the focus but we are going to tinker some more with it before we write off the projector. I know it's different technology but my Toshiba 50H81 looked like poo and I wanted to take it back before it broke in and I was able to adjust it.
We did VE two nights ago and I brought over my HTPC and pushed a 720p signal to the projector.. wow.. looked great... much better. I am used to my Tosh 50in HDTV thou so the screendoor looked strange to me but not bad at all.. in a lot of scenes you didn't even notice it. I kept wondering how I could fit one of these 120 in screens into my tiny duplex I got home and my 50 in that takes up most of the wall it's against looked so tiny :-(
He has a pretty old progressive DVD player right now and he isn't sure if he wants to deal with the HTPC.. he has a young daughter... Tomorrow I am going to bring over my RP-56 and my HTPC and we will A-B the two of them to see if the 720p signal will whoop all over the RP-56. We are also gonna tinker some more and will keep you updated.
Thank you all for your help and comments :-D
One more thing.. we are probably going to have Mr. Bob from imageperfection.com come out and adjust our sets for us. Do you know if he would be able to adjust the convergence?
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