I'm hoping this isn't against the rules. I looked through the forum and didn't see anything (sticky threads, etc...) against posting items for sale here, but if it's in violation, please let me know and I'll happily move it to the correct area.
Long story short, I really, REALLY wanted to get a home theater setup and I was pretty excited about the idea of toying with a CRT projector and getting it going, but I just don't think it's going to happen, right now. I'm in the D.C. area and space is too limited. I'm never going to be able to get the proper throw distance and, even if I could, I just don't have the budget right now to invest in all the necessary accoutrements (a screen, a surround sound system, any converters/adapters, etc...). Having just moved to a new place, I don't foresee having a suitable space for at least another couple years and I'd rather not have this behemoth sitting in my living room that whole time.
I actually bought this very unit from a forum user here who was selling it on Craigslist. I traded a Kramer electric guitar, a case, and paid an extra $250 (something like that) on top of the trade.
It's a Sony VPH-1252. The guy I bought it from had used it in his home theater before upgrading to a nicer unit and had build a custom enclosure/hushbox. I'm selling both the projector and the hushbox. Besides being moved to my new house recently, it has sat unused at my house the past couple of years, with the tubes covered, just as when I bought it. The guy I bought it from said the tubes had fairly low hours on them, if I recall, and I haven't added anything to that. All I know is it powers on and it's too big for me.
I'll take the best offer I get. I'm in Alexandria, VA and am happy to meet someone within a reasonable distance. I'm also happy to provide pictures if anybody wants them.