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I'm considering the old Epson 1080UB for a bedroom theater, its refurbished and costs $300 less than the new Epson 8350. Is it worth it for that price?
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I'm considering the old Epson 1080UB for a bedroom theater, its refurbished and costs $300 less than the new Epson 8350. Is it worth it for that price?
If it has a warranty, I would say yes.
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I also bumbed into a tempting 1080ub second hand offer today (still under warranty) .

I wonder would it be an upgrade PQ-wise to my VS PRO8100? Has anyone get change to see both?

When i sell my PRO8100, i should get pretty even in this switch...should i go for it?
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Im about to sell mine - has new bulb with only 200 hours on it.

Price is great (though I dont think Im allowed to discuss here)

PM me if interested. Thnx

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I also bumbed into a tempting 1080ub second hand offer today (still under warranty) .
FYI, Epson's warranties are non-transferable.

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I also bumbed into a tempting 1080ub second hand offer today (still under warranty) .

I wonder would it be an upgrade PQ-wise to my VS PRO8100? Has anyone get change to see both?

When i sell my PRO8100, i should get pretty even in this switch...should i go for it?

The ANSI contrast of the two are about the same. 251:1 for 1080UB http://www.projectorcentral.com/1080...projectors.htm and 258:1 for Pro8100. http://www.projectorcentral.com/viewsonic_pro8100.htm The Pro8100 is brighter in best mode. Pro8100 has more features and a better calibration system. The 1080UB has better black levels. To me it would not be an upgrade. To me an upgrade from a Pro8100 would be a JVC HD250 or above. The new Sony HW20 would be a nice upgrade. Any of the older high end DLP projectors like the Marantz VP-15S1 would also be an upgrade in my opinion.
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