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I just replaced my Epson 8700ub today with the Epson 3500 for $799 @ Best Buy, couldn't pass that kind of a deal up. It's way more light output than I need and the 5030ub would be a more applicable replacement, but I couldn't pass up that price. I installed it and it's an absolute light cannon, but ECO mode helps bring the intensity of the brightness down and will help the lamps last longer.
Anyway, my question to you other 8700 owners... any ideas on what to do with my 8700ub that I just unmounted? The bulb (3rd one) has 400hrs on it but one of the polarizer's is burned in and shows some pink areas on the screen. I'm wondering if it has any value at all for parts before I put it back in the box and store it? These things are so heavy it might not make sense to sell it online. Thoughts?