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A friend of mine is selling his Panasonic PT-AE2000u for $500, the projector has around 4 years of use and it has been well maintained but the bulb, used in eco mode, has 2000+ hours. I belive the cost of a new one is arround the 200 and 250 bucks.

Before I knew about my friend selling his projector I was thinking in buying a new Epson Home Cinema 8350 for $1300, but I have to recognize that this particular panny model has very good image quality.

My question is which projector has better image quality, does the extra $800 I'm going to spend in the Epson worth it.

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A friend of mine is selling his Panasonic PT-AE2000u for $500, the projector has around 4 years of use and it has been well maintained but the bulb, used in eco mode, has 2000+ hours. I belive the cost of a new one is arround the 200 and 250 bucks.

Before I knew about my friend selling his projector I was thinking in buying a new Epson Home Cinema 8350 for $1300, but I have to recognize that this particular panny model has very good image quality.

My question is which projector has better image quality, does the extra $800 I'm going to spend in the Epson worth it.

Thank you.

I would look at it as $750 for the Panny (with new bulb) vs $1,200 for the 8350. A difference of $450. That $450 gains you two years warranty.

A lot depends on your screen size and room ambient light conditions. You might need the brighter Epson. But right now I do not like all of the problems that I see with the 8350. You might want to read the thread.

Also I am pretty sure that Square Trade will warranty the projector and I bet that warranty will be less than the $450 difference.
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