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Question thoughts on buying refurb projectors?

Good idea or no?

im still not sure what projector to get but i noticed some places offer refurbished projectors at about $200 less. is it worth the risk?

i finally searched like a good stanger and found some old threads where people mentioned avsforum.com and spent some time over there but thought i would ask here first



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I'd be cautious, only because it's a projector. It could be a demo model, and have a few hours already on the bulb. Those bulbs are only good for about 2500-3000 hours.

Right now, I'm leaning towards the Panasonic PT-AX200U Projector. But I tend to change my mind every couple of months on which brand model I want. Maybe after Christmas, I'll finally nail one down and buy it
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lol sounds like me and trying to decide if i want to put my new motor in another RX7 or just buy a fox


whatever projector i end up with I'm going to get an extra bulb regardless if its NIB or not. but I've been looking at either an Infocus DLP or a mitsubishi DLP



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lol sounds like me and trying to decide if i want to put my new motor in another RX7 or just buy a fox


whatever projector i end up with I'm going to get an extra bulb regardless if its NIB or not. but I've been looking at either an Infocus DLP or a mitsubishi DLP


Never seen the infocus in action. But that mitsu 1500 is nice! I'm only leaning towards panasonic for it's lens shift capabilities, and it also has a VERY nice picture

Good luck in the hunt. Projectors are getting to be as big of a choice as TV's are nowadays. More and more models are coming to the market.

Just curious, where are you finding your referbs?
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Never seen the infocus in action. But that mitsu 1500 is nice! I'm only leaning towards panasonic for it's lens shift capabilities, and it also has a VERY nice picture

Good luck in the hunt. Projectors are getting to be as big of a choice as TV's are nowadays. More and more models are coming to the market.

Just curious, where are you finding your referbs?

they have dealers on amazon that offer refurbished on some models. but that wasn't why i went there originally, it was to read reviews on some of them and i just came across that.

and i plan on using an adjustable ceiling mount so i wont need an adjustable lens



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they have dealers on amazon that offer refurbished on some models. but that wasn't why i went there originally, it was to read reviews on some of them and i just came across that.

and i plan on using an adjustable ceiling mount so i wont need an adjustable lens
as long as they offer a warranty then why the hell not... get the extended one if it is offered... i am just a total sucker for used/referb stuff though... have had nothing but good luck. nick has a good point though, make sure you take into account the bulb and how much money you will save compared to the price of a new bulb. inspecially if the projector is an older model, you might want to go ahead and get a few extra bulbs when you order the projector just to make sure you have some spares.

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Never seen the infocus in action. But that mitsu 1500 is nice! I'm only leaning towards panasonic for it's lens shift capabilities, and it also has a VERY nice picture

Good luck in the hunt. Projectors are getting to be as big of a choice as TV's are nowadays. More and more models are coming to the market.

Just curious, where are you finding your referbs?
I've had 3 infocus projectors and loved everyone one of them. If I ever have you detail my truck you can take a look at it. I have an IN72, and some factory refurbs are cheaper than a spare lamp. Infocus refurbs ship with either a brand new lamp or one with less than 100 hours on it.
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