Good to know Mike. Like I said before, I bought my toasted 6500 from you (I'm pretty sure it was you) and had the tweak and check you do included. Thanks to that I enjoyed it for several years without issue until the storm hit me a couple weeks ago. It was a direct hit to my next door neighbor's house and although I had the projector on a good battery back up/surge protector, nothing could have survived that strike - and none of my equipment did survive except the blu-ray player.
The insurance guy that came out said he finds that electronic equipment that gets fried almost always looses hdmi and it does not take much for that to go. When we checked the component side of the projector by directly going from the blu-ray player, it did show the player's menu on the screen, however, when we put in a disk to play it reverted back to the "No signal" screen just like we got with hdmi. What ever controls or processes the input signal, regardless of the source, is what was destroyed. He did not say for certain but I got the impression his recommendation to the adjuster will be to replace rather than try to repair. The same for my Yamaha A/V receiver, phones, sprinkler control box, etc.
I will call you in about a week or so to see what pricing is available at that time. Of course, my budget might take a hit depending on what the insurance company gives me, less my $1,900 deductible that I have to pay up front. I'm sure I will have to battle them to get good replacement prices on my equipment. My biggest concern is that they will say the new stuff has 3D capability and they are not paying for that because the 6500ub was not a 3D projector. We shall see how it all plays out.