I don't know that I'll be able to constantly respond by updating this first post, but let's see how it works. I'm in the market for a 720p projector on the cheap.Panasonic AE900U (or AE900E): $1700-$400 rebate + BlockBuster card
B&H Photo has it $50 cheaper, Forum sponsors seem to be competitive. $400 rebate and 1 year extra warranty, BlockBuster card are the bonuses.
Prices have just dropped $100 - we don't know if the rebate is going to continue another month as it's been doing - since the new models have been announced.
*REFURB for $1099 http://www.saveonprojectors.com/prod...px?proj_id=234**BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL**Sanyo Z4: $1180 + Free Lamp and Free 92" screen
I'm leaning towards this deal myself, even though I don't need the screen...Optoma HD72 $1899 -$300 rebate + free bulb + extended warranty
(some sites running out - deal ends August 31 anyway) Costco.com calls this the 6800 and has a free big screen but no rebate (?) - most people have to pay sales tax from Costco - but then there's the warranty...
[b]*****Mitsubishi HC1000 is now unbelievably cheap. Look no further than this deal if you can manage the installation. $928
AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE FREE LAMP REBATE WILL WORK. Too good to be true, I know. Please keep this off of fatwallet for a few days until we can get our $30 worth by paying to be members. They look to be official Mits dealers and they advertise the rebate. I'm going to call them when they open in an hour or so.InFocus IN76 for $1879.99 at bestpricecameras
or $1694.25 (+$70 shipping) from thenerds.net (thanks ascdga)
New Addition: Optoma HD70 (native 720p DLP) available from Visual Apex/Projector People for $999!
Circuit City has had a rebate for $100 and many have applied 10% off coupons, also. Bestbuy.com has it on sale for $899. Best review I've seen (most informative and most postitive) is from audioholics.com **and another very positive review from projectorreviews.com - Looks like Robert from **************** is going to start carrying this shortly, albiet it $999 (Optoma's not giving any margins it seems).
*New* Panasonic AX100U
is the 900 replacement, way brighter, dynamic iris, $2k from forum sponsors w/ Blockbuster '$300' card. Might be a solution for people with mixed lighting, as it can dial brightness way up for football and get blacks way dark for night time movies.
One more to watch, Epson PowerLite Home 400
pagecomputers.com has it for $1324 (4.84 rating at resellerratings.com). It's another 720p LCD.
Let's make the deals forum even more useful, and even evangelize non-paid members over here to support the site.