Picked up a clearance HW30 - Good Deal?
I just picked up a clearance HW30 for $1200. It came with the IR transmitter, but no glasses. Being familiar with Sony's SXRD projectors I figured this was a good price and I wouldn't get anything close to the same quality for the price. That all being said all current reviews and comparisons are for current models and you never know how things truly stack up to something old.
I guess my main question is, given the price I paid should I keep it. I have 30 days to return. I was looking at the Epson 5030 or the new Sony HW40. I understand both are well over 1K more and therefore I figured this was a great value purchase. However both projectors review-wise are better than the HW30. That then got me thinking if the models underneath these newer ones, being 2+ years newer technology might actually give the HW30 a run for it's money. For example the Epson 3020, which also comes with glasses, being a more current model is it close to the Sony HW30 or is the sony still superior. The Epson 3020 is/was on sale for $1399 so it would essentially be similar in price to the Sony since I will have to buy glasses for the Sony.
I do truly appreciate great PQ, and was ready to drop the $2500+, but being half the price I thought this seems like a smart purchase.
Any thoughts are appreciated.