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
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.