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Z2 arrived!..but some worrying purple dots

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Yandros, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Yandros

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    Well, our Z2 turned up today, despite the best efforts of the couriers.

    It looks fantastic, even on a makeshift screen.

    BUT....

    I noticed almost immediately a rash of pale purple dots, of varying sizes (ranging from 1 to about 3 pixels across), visible in against a pale background (doesn't seem to be visible against pure white though) . Since our DVD startup screen is pale blue, they're now pretty easy to spot.

    Are we talking dust on the optics somewhere, or a pixel problem?

    What worries me is the courier was unable to deliver to us because a pallete had fallen over in the van, and he couldn't get to our parcel!

    :eek: :eek:
     
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    Are the larger ones pixel shaped? If not I'd guess it were dust blobs.
     
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    Several are no bigger than a single pixel, the bigger ones are about 3x3. The colour is kind of pastel purple, not vivid.

    Just worried after seeing Kramers comments about "lazy pixels". Surely a new machine can't have this many though?
     
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    Speaking as someone who's constantly at war with the buggers...

    Doesn't sound like dust blobs to me, I'm afraid :(

    Dust blobs are usually:-

    Considerably larger than a pixel.
    Circular & blurry when the picture's sharp (you can bring the blobs more into focus by de-focussing the picture).
    Visible only in dark scenes.

    Also, it's generally the green ones that are most noticable (brightest)
     
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    Top marks to both Ivojo and Sanyo for customer service.

    Z2 is being picked up tomorrow and a replacement delivered.
    Ken at Ivojo wanted the unit back as soon as he saw a photo of the problem.

    Sanyo was apparently so concerned that they wanted it collected today!!!
     

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