Yeah, I too would at least look at the pro8200.
I mean , 1 year warranty vs 3 year warranty. Next year a month from then if something went wrong on your optoma you would be out of luck and they are very expensive to fix, almost as much as buying a new PJ.
I don't have to worry until 2015, you would have to worry with the optoma in 2013, 13 months from now. I like the peace of mind of knowing if anything goes wrong, I'm covered.
Also, Art, gave the pro8200 for 2 years either 2nd best PJ tied with the epson 8350, or this year honor mentioned, unheard of to give same unit , 2 years , even he said it.
Why? Because it has long warranty, is brighter than most, has tons of inputs and outputs, has 20 watt speakers (10x2) , sharp, good color, portable, case, good for bat cave and non-light controlled room. And It's cheaper than everything else in 1080p. I picked up mine in Dec for 650 NEW. Helps to buy it on sale, right?
There are no known issues with the pro8200. Look into the optoma thread and read if a few people had an issue, white spots, etc. I'm not saying all PJ work all the time, but not a pattern with the pro8200.
Or get PJ that didn't get 2nd best from last year and no honor mention and you are out 800 hundred dollars if something goes wrong a year from now. It's your call. I know what I did, and I am glad I got the pro8200.