I had a Sony 1270 for a couple of years and now have a Mitsubishis VS-1281. I came across this a few months ago and it is an excellent projector. It only has 7 inch tubes but the raster area is larger (6") and the focus is different (electromagnetic I believe). Not many people have heard of the Mitsubishi, I don't guess they ever found a market for them. It seems to be built well (168 lbs), I just hope it lasts.