The price is 1,200 euro. It says 2 years of warranty, which I believe is all what you get for a new one in EU. Very odd, did he just buy it then? I am going to be very careful. If he ever responds to my email. And the ad is 3 months old... Maybe it's to good to be true.
We saw the Sony VW 500ES on demo (10' width 2.35/1 screen) late last year, browsing for stuff for the HT we were planning (now building). Though it was just a normal Bluray playing (Bond, Casion Royal), it was so much more film-like than all the other beamers on show (JVC, Panasonic, Epson, Benq and another Sony all between 2K and 5K euros). My wife fully agreed (no typo). Now, if a 5K euro projector would approach that image, than that would do. But if not, then the plan is to get an affordable machine, maybe used, and save up for the big one. Budget would be round 1K euro (+/- 300 euro)
I used to think video was not that important that more than 3K euro for a PJ would be spent. We actually went to the demo to see the new Epson. But you know it when you see "it". We were awestruck. But that price...
The HT should be ready for the projector by the year end, so there is still time. Some more affordable alternative to the Sony might surface?
Last edited by pletwals; 08-21-2014 at 12:06 AM.