I appreciate your reply. I know for sure I will never buy another sony TV related product after my experience with a sony tv. I have had Epson in my mind as well, but for some reason it seems like people feel the panasonic gives a better picture. I also probably should take into account the fact price of bulbs, as i assume I will be buying a few over time.
Never owning a projector before or even having one in the family is like uncharted water for me. I am normally the tech expert when people are purchasing electronics in the family. In this case, i dont have a leg to stand on.
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