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Problems With Two of these from Amazon
on March 12, 2015
Ordered one of these from Amazon. When I received the unit and installed batteries in the remote, I found that the laser pointer was stuck permanently in the on position. Tested the projector with a large spreadsheet and could not obtain uniform focus across the image from left to right - one side was always blurry. Called Optoma and they recommended an RMA to Amazon. RMA'd the original and received a replacement. This time the remote was fine, but there was still a minor but noticeable focus aberration across the widescreen image that could not be rectified by adjusting the alignment of the projector. I tried it projecting on a wall to ensure that this was not a screen alignment problem. As the bulb on the second one warmed up, I noticed a slight intermittent flicker that would be very tiring during a long work session with a spreadsheet. This product ships from Amazon in an outer carton that is only a tiny bit larger than the manufacturer's box, and I suspect that rough handling during shipping of the improperly packaged item may be causing my problems. Either that or poor quality control from Optoma. The rep I talked to did not sound surprised to hear about the problem. At any rate, I am reluctant to try a third time.