Originally Posted by CCONKLIN1
I agree with you 99%!
However, bulb warranties are still so cheap that ANYONE who plans on using their projector a lot should buy one! I don't know of a single bulb that costs less than the warranties currently offered, and most give you TWO replacements!
I usually do buy extended warranties on electronics in the 2k plus category. I had one on my first Samsung DLP TV and am thankful I did, since I did need some repairs during the extended period. Tough decision.
One thing to keep in mind is that at least right now, when you buy the PJ for $1,999.00 you can get the 2 year extended warranty for items under 2k (which is $159 at ProjectorPeople - for example). That is $70 cheaper than the 2 year extended warranty for an item priced from 2k to $2,500, and $60 cheaper than a three year warranty for an item under 2k.
(I have a sneaking suspicion that once this pre-order period is over, the price of this PJ will bump up to about $2,159 to $2,199 in most places, simply due to supply and demand for this PJ. B&H Photo & Video is already at that price range. So, basically, I see this pre-order period as carrying a sale on the extended warranties as well as the PJ itself)
Also, the extended warranty is transferable to a new owner for $10. So, should I decide to upgrade during the extended warranty period, the fact that it is in place and transferable should make it easier to sell at a decent price.
I'm going with the two year extended and, hopefully, won't need it.