Originally Posted by Mikes2cents
Glad you have it that way because I do not. I do not have a lot of spare cash to toss about in these times. One must be prudent especially when one has a family. I still wish you good fortune with the new unit. That was all I was saying. A single guy can do this much better and I look forward to your obsrvations. BTW, you are right, you will never be rich because you spend your money. Go ahead and get the HD3300 and compare them side by side. It's only 1.5k+ whatever and you got it right??? You can always flip that hardware. I mean it is only 3k plus some little bit total, a mere drop in the bucket compared to your other PJ. Nothing to cry about right? You do realize you are in the sub 3k PJ forum?
Well if you really want me to, the only problem is nobody on AVS would buy it if I had both and wanted to get rid of the 3300 after a review.
Actually this whole year I didn't spend a dime on anything non-necessity, and it reached October and thought gee maybe it's time I buy a toy.
Now if I have a family, that would be different. But I see no use of holding onto inordinate amount of money for "insurance" purposes. I reach a point in savings and spend the rest. It takes discipline. I understand the family situation because I see it happen all around me, although my coworker has 7 kids and still buys and plays every game under the sun. I seem to purchase 1 game every 6 months, in comparison, I've saved that money to spend on a bigger item.
Maybe the guy with the corvette living in a bungalow isn't as happy as the guy living in a mansion driving a 20 year old civic eating in everyday to save money. I don't know. I'm not going to judge anyone, I'm just telling you what I know is true. If you buy a 1.5K projector and flip it 1 week later saying it doesn't jive with you but works perfectly, you could lose only $50. Many times you can actually make the same amount or more because consumers don't know about AVS.
Local audio video specialists normally give you a 30 day money back guarantee also. I'm not the first to suggest trying 2 projectors from a place you can return one of them for no penalty. Remember back in the days of "TVs" (lol) there were fools who bought multiple TVs to find out what worked best in their house (think how fun it is to return those!).
I don't like living "what if", what if that projector is better! I have analysis paralysis. I have to trust reviews or my own eyes. It's a headache to watch the CC bill to make sure something gets refunded promptly of course.
I like the under 3K forum because bang for the buck hardware is over here, too many diminishing returns with electronics