Epson 3020 a worthy purchase
I've gone through about 6 projectors now, my latest are a Epson 3020 and a Nec XG1351.
I use the Epson about 4 hrs a day 4+ days a week and got 450 hrs on eco mode. 1 bulb in 3 1/2 yrs ain't bad. I gambled and purchased a cheap knock off bulb (< $50) and have 30 hrs so far. The Nec is for lower rez analog content but does 1080P fairly well- It's use of for when I want to watch a Laser Disc, Video tape, play older game consoles etc. One thing you want to do is set the Epson to high altitude mode, This will run the fan a wee bit faster with more cooling getting to the bulb. Next is make sure to clean or replace the air filter once a year.
Even thought this model is considered entry level, it has a very watchable image. I've demo'd higher end projectors and see very little image difference, more gee wiz features than actual image improvement. My only complaint is the latency, 100 ms lag.
Last edited by toddbailey; 05-31-2017 at 07:05 PM.