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I've had my Planar PD7150 projector since 2008 and the 3rd bulb just blew. Trying to decide whether to buy another replacement bulb or whether to buy one of the current budget projectors, such as Acer H6510BD, Viewsonic PJD7820HD, Optoma HD131XE, Benq W1070, Epson 2000/2030. I know the advantages of the current projectors are 1080p, 3D, and brightness, but how do they compare for contrast, black level, sharpness, and image noise?

What would you do?
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You might want to pose this question to the <$3000 forum.
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I thought about that, but I didn't think many of them would be familiar with the PD7150 (MSRP $8000).
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What's your screen size/viewing distance? I don't think the < $1000 projectors would be an upgrade in any category except resolution.

Also, how much is a replacement lamp? Can you stretch your budget to $2000?
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106" screen size, not sure about viewing distance. Replacement bulb only $103. Sounds like it would be better to buy a replacement bulb if only resolution would be better.
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I think I would just buy the bulb for now. Planars are very solid projectors. I don't think anything under $2k would do much for you unless you wanted to use a larger screen (and/or sit closer) or get 3D capabilities.

Sit back and enjoy!
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Thanks, new bulb it is!
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