Originally Posted by zombie10k
I'd like to take it apart and get at that power supply to see if anything is obvious there. If Runco could repair it for ~$500 or under I think it would be worth keeping vs. replacing it with a budget DLP.
That's kind of what I was thinking, a BenQ W1070 is $700 on Amazon, and would probably be "fine" for gaming, heck it's got 3D, if not the best (DLP Link), and some pretty enormous light output. If the repair is less than that, it's probably worth it to still have a functioning, top class DLP. But if it gets to that or more, then, well, especially since I've got a JVC for movies...
I really still am a die hard DLP fan, somehow, even though everything calibrates "the same" my Planar just threw a more natural image than my JVC, not even sure how to explain it. Maybe there will be some good DLP news at CEDIA, and I can start saving up for that. Though I really doubt it, my best hope is a UHD Lumis, but that would be well out of my price range, especially if it checked of the solid-state "lamp" and HDR check boxes.
Though a "UHD compatible" (HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, HDR, WCG) 1080p machine would be an intriguing option. Paired with an anamorphic lens you'd get a decent resolution boost over Blu-ray for scope content.