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post #1 of 2 Old 11-14-2012, 07:36 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone,

My HC1500 Lamp finally went out (with damn near 3000 hrs of use), and since I am a consumer and by no means an expert, I wanted to get some expert opinions on whether or not I should replace the lamp or just get a new projector.

I'll be honest, times are much tighter now than when I originally got it, but, if there is better value I'd much rather do that. The bulb for the HC1500 I can get an OEM replacement for $200.

If I were to get a new projector, 1080p and 3D would be a must, the only problem is budget. Therefore, I'd like to ask what you guys think. Is there any projectors that would be worth me taking that $200 to without breaking the $800ish dollar mark, or should I just get the bulb and start saving for a really nice new project ($1500+).

"For now" the specs of the 1500 work for me since most of what I do with it aren't 1080p or 3D capable, but that will change in the next year.

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Personally, with an $800 budget, I'd just get a new lamp and start saving for something RS46/W7000 class. Unless you're willing to give up 3D and then the Optoma HD20 might be an option (pretty sure it doesn't do 3D).
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