I'm looking for some advice? I own an infocus5700 for about 5-6 years. I loved it but am highly disappointed with its longevity as it has went kerplunk at less than 1000 total hours. (I'll never buy an infocus again, $5000 for 1000 hours, urghhhh!) I haven't even needed a new bulb, yet. Not to bore you with the details but it won't turn on and I have been told it will be more to fix than the projector is worth.
Anyway, I have wanted to upgrade to 1080P for awhile now and I guess I cannot put it off much longer. I am not as picky as all of the experts here, after all, I have been happy with the 5700(pic-wise)for years and any 1080P will be a wonderful improvement, I am sure. I have a chance to get the Sanyo PLV-2000 for about $400 less than the Epson 6100.
1. My first question is will I see a dramatic difference if I buy last years Sanyo instead of a new Epson?
2. I was content(not thrilled) with black levels in the 5700 and would like an improvement. Are the newer projectors a lot better? (I figured as much but was wondering since I'm going from DLP to LCD)
3. But, probably my top concern has to be longevity since my wife isn't too keen on another projector purchase after such little use of our last one. I know no one can tell me how long a projector will last but maybe some insight into the quality of the two companies (Sanyo, Epson)
4. Lastly, any way to recycle my 5700?
Thanks to everyone. This site helped me immensely before and hopefully it will again.