I want to keep my Epson 8350 but feel like I am not getting my money's worth (lack of time) - AVS Forum
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post #1 of 6 Old 09-12-2012, 06:49 PM - Thread Starter
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I recently got a second job, as my first/main job offers me only 32 hrs a week. So having said that, I wake up at 6 am for my new job and am finished by 4 pm.

I start the 2nd at 5:30 and work until 11-11:30 pm.

So essentially I can still enjoy other aspects such as listening to an album on my HT (at respective volumes) at night and that would be about it, And the weekends, I either go out or only have time to view one 2-2.5 hr film using the Epson.

I have no intentions of selling any thing like speakers or the PS3 --just thinking if I should sell my projector as I only have under 3 hrs on it so far, and I've had this second one since August 1st.

Anyone else here feel the same way, either because you work long hours, shift work, out of town, on-call work (hospitals and computer technicians), etc? I can only imagine the feeling of "wasting" money on my part had I gone for the $2999 Panny AE7000U.

I know technically, the speakers are the most "sound" investment for myself since they will get more use than just watching movies--- everything from watching YT to casual stuff, my speakers will be used.

Love my Epson 8350--first projector I've ever had, the 2.1x zoom along with the overscan amazes me all the time, and color and motion are perfect for me.

The $1000 I can get back if I sell, won't do much other than something to add to my emergency funds or pay rent for 2 months.
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-13-2012, 02:57 AM
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Hmmmmmm,

Buyer's remorse from someone who states how much he loves what he bought. Different...but a little understandable under the stated circumstances.

You need to "get some DVD-Music" and watch....not just listen. Under those circumstances the 8350 will grow on you. And what about the PS3? It will never be more satisfying "Gaming wise' than it will be with the 8350...a most excellent choice for such.
Select some Movies with great sound tracks. Give the 8350 time to grow on you. She's not some Escort you paid for that is easily dismissed in the AM....she's there to meet your needs when called to do so, and she's always ready to please. She's been paid for in full, yet she remains an willing & obedient companion.

Give love a chance to really bloom.

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Not the best of circumstances to enjoy the pj. You didn't mention the screen size, but lets assume it's bigger than 40". When you do get time to watch a great movie, (looking forward to the Avengers myself), or a football game, the pj is going to bring more enjoyment than a 40" tv imho. When you do get a chance to ditch the 2nd job, it'll be there.
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Not really buyer's remorse per se. Trust me, the day I bought it and hooked it up to my laptop watching some 720p rips (first test was a 2 GB H264 file), I was amazed.

I made a topic about it here and have been impressed by it immensely. Recently, not so much just probably due to stress and watching some average content, like "Insidious" and other things.

I will be watching my 24 DVDs on the PJ and will know I will like it since I love 24.

Haven't gamed on the PS3 yet, as my receiver is still in the shop getting the right channel repaired.

I just can't find the time to watch it often. However, I WILL ditch the second job by next December and hope my Epson will still work then, since it's not being used regularly.
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"Love my Epson 8350"

There you go. If you dont really need the money why give up something you love?

Even if you only use the projector 3 or 4 hours a week that's over 200 hours a year.
Are those 200 hours worth $2 an hour?
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Okay, I think I will keep it instead of selling it. I may just sell my rear speakers and get a cheaper model instead.
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