I guess I wasn't really clear. I wasn't saying that the business models we used broke, I was saying they got upgraded before they had a chance to 'wear out'.
the same is true of the Epson I replaced. it works perfectly still, just as good as the day I bought it. but how it worked the day I bought it is terrible by today's standards. that was my point, there seems to be more incentive to upgrade a working lcd projector(over the past half decade) than a good dlp or lcos that only made incremental improvements(in the value range anyway)
Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1018AH, 5.1 audio
Sources: HTPC(Mediabrowser), PS3, XBOX360, Wii, Sony DVP-CX995V
Control: Harmony One