Optoma HD-81 vs Latest Sub $3k PJ's - AVS Forum
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About seven years ago I got an Optoma HD-81 for about $6k. My dealer just quoted me $450 for a new bulb and I'm wondering if someone can compare the HD-81 with one/any of the new sub $3k PJ's on the market. Due to my low gain screen, size and placement, only a few projectors are bright enough for my needs. Two I'm very interested in are the BenQ W7000 and the Epson 5010.

3D is not that important to me. But I just saw an HD-81 sell on eBay for $500, so if I sold my pj and pocketed the $450 for the bulb, that brings my real cost down almost a grand. I figure the best time to get a new pj is before replacing the bulb (it's not blown yet, but it's getting dim).

Thanks.

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