I don't know that Sony projectors have more convergence issues than their competitors. I've seen bad out of the box convergence on some Epsons and JVCs. Anyway, I don't really like using digital convergence. There was already, as you know, pre-set convergence on the 695; some people even risk going into the service menu to turn that setting off.Thanks for confirming that you can turn off all the digital convergence processing on the VW995 (GTZ240) which is what we found in our evaluations. Sony told us that although they have very small tolerances for misconvergence you will inevitably have some on 3 chip designs. They have a camera-based system that applies digital convergence correction at the factory QC stage but which could be turned off in the service menu. Sony told us that they shipped the systems with auto digital convergence applied because the resulting image is better based on analysis that they did.
A couple of questions:
Does the majority of Sony owners not use the digital convergence system?
Is it your sense that Sony has measurably more convergence issues that their competitors in the consumer space?
Are you aware of any measurements done by any reputable members of AVS that would support a mis convergence comparison?
When I had my 695ES, one of the things I realized was that it was more of a plug-and-play projector. The colors out of the box were very close to standard, as were gamma and white balance. So, perhaps the pre-set convergence was something also intended to make adjustment easier for the end user.