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I'm shopping for glasses, how can I tell what's compatible with this projector? From what I understand there are two types of 3d RF glasses, how do I tell the difference between the two and know which ones will be compatible?

What are best low cost 3d glasses for this projector? Are the Samsung SSG-5100's good?
I have the 5100s and they are just fine.
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Have a question not sure if anyone can help or give me some opinions but figured I'd ask I bought the Benq W1070 last week and I like it picture is great but last night at my local futureshop in canada they had the Epson 2030 marked down from $949.99 plus taxes $1079.14 to a crazy low price of $549 plus taxes $627.14 so I did an instore reserve and now I'm trying to decide if I should return the benq for it the benq cost me $966.13 taxes included I would be saving myself $338.99 just not sure if it would be just as good or what. So I was wondering if anyone had any experience with both and if they are both just as good. Don't have the funds right now to buy and do I side by side for myself wish I did would make things easier.

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Have a question not sure if anyone can help or give me some opinions but figured I'd ask I bought the Benq W1070 last week and I like it picture is great but last night at my local futureshop in canada they had the Epson 2030 marked down from $949.99 plus taxes $1079.14 to a crazy low price of $549 plus taxes $627.14 so I did an instore reserve and now I'm trying to decide if I should return the benq for it the benq cost me $966.13 taxes included I would be saving myself $338.99 just not sure if it would be just as good or what. So I was wondering if anyone had any experience with both and if they are both just as good. Don't have the funds right now to buy and do I side by side for myself wish I did would make things easier.
I've done side by side comparisons of both projectors. The Epson has a small advantage in color and brightness. The Benq is sharper, has a lot less motion blur, and a much lower black level. Stay with the Benq.
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Have a question not sure if anyone can help or give me some opinions but figured I'd ask I bought the Benq W1070 last week and I like it picture is great but last night at my local futureshop in canada they had the Epson 2030 marked down from $949.99 plus taxes $1079.14 to a crazy low price of $549 plus taxes $627.14 so I did an instore reserve and now I'm trying to decide if I should return the benq for it the benq cost me $966.13 taxes included I would be saving myself $338.99 just not sure if it would be just as good or what. So I was wondering if anyone had any experience with both and if they are both just as good. Don't have the funds right now to buy and do I side by side for myself wish I did would make things easier.
As Ben38 mentioned, with the BenQ you'll get slightly deeper blacks/contrast and motion blur is slightly reduced vs the Epson. However the Epson will give you brighter colors and IMO a slightly sharper image. You'll win with either one and won't see that much difference unless they're side by side as they're very comparable. I'd go with the Epson because it'll save you $338, has a 2 year next day replacement warranty, lamps are only $99 and with LCD there's no "rainbow effect" that some people are sensitive to with DLP.
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As Ben38 mentioned, with the BenQ you'll get slightly deeper blacks/contrast and motion blur is slightly reduced vs the Epson. However the Epson will give you brighter colors and IMO a slightly sharper image. You'll win with either one and won't see that much difference unless they're side by side as they're very comparable. I'd go with the Epson because it'll save you $338, has a 2 year next day replacement warranty, lamps are only $99 and with LCD there's no "rainbow effect" that some people are sensitive to with DLP.

Ok thanks for the info my last question would be hows the epson for gaming I know the benq works fine I see no lag at all while playing my xbox one or ps4 and I know there's a difference in the lag input the benq is around 24ms and the epson is 100ms in fine mode which is very bad I read and in fast mode it is around 34ms but I read a couple places fast mode drops the resolution to 720p is this true.
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Ok thanks for the info my last question would be hows the epson for gaming I know the benq works fine I see no lag at all while playing my xbox one or ps4 and I know there's a difference in the lag input the benq is around 24ms and the epson is 100ms in fine mode which is very bad I read and in fast mode it is around 34ms but I read a couple places fast mode drops the resolution to 720p is this true.
I use my Epson primarily for gaming and watching movies, so lag is important to me. When I play offline I play in fine mode as this gives me the sharpest image. When I play online shooters or racing I play in FAST mode as this lowers the lag. FAST mode will make the image a little fuzzy/less sharp, but it's still in 1080P. If you sit close to your screen you'll see a difference between fine and fast mode, but if you sit back more than 10', you probably won't notice it. GL

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The contrast/black-level difference is real world measured around 1-to-4 (Epson under 400:1, Benq~1500:1) and there's a pretty big difference if you watch in a darker room. That's a bigger visual difference than going from the w1070 up to a 5030/6030 which is about 3X-4X better than the Benq!
The difference will be smaller if you watch/play with a lot of light washing the image, but even then the contrast advantage could mean slightly less washed-out dark scenes.

You wouldn't have to choose between full clarity or lower lag because the DLP gives both at once. You may not get $99 lamps, but your lamp-life will average about 2X-3X longer with the Benq according to user-reported lamp change times..so if you count lamp longevity the Benq lamps are even cheaper.

You get a decent amount of better qualities staying with your w1070, but that IS a tempting price if you tend to use it in plenty of light.

You'll also want to take into account that the 2030/2000 will need to be mounted farther back and either slightly below the screen's top (if ceiling mounted) or slightly above the screen's bottom (if set low).

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The contrast/black-level difference is real world measured around 1-to-4 (Epson under 400:1, Benq~1500:1) and there's a pretty big difference if you watch in a darker room. That's a bigger visual difference than going from the w1070 up to a 5030/6030 which is about 4X better than the Benq!
The difference will be smaller if you watch/play with a lot of light washing the image, but even then the contrast advantage could mean slightly less washed-out dark scenes.

You wouldn't have to choose between full clarity or lower lag because the DLP gives both at once. You may not get $99 lamps, but your lamp-life will average about 2X-3X longer with the Benq according to user-reported lamp change times..so if you count lamp longevity the Benq lamps are even cheaper.

You get a decent amount of better qualities staying with your w1070, but that IS a tempting price if you tend to use it in plenty of light.
It is very tempting but still not sure I don't use my projector in light at all I have everything set up in my basement with no windows.
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Assuming you can get past the mounting differences (Epson needs to be farther back and quite a bit lower from the ceiling), would it be easy enough to try the Epson in the basement before your return runs out on the Benq?

I know the deeper contrast will make a big difference in the dark, but only YOU can say whether you really care that much about it.

One more difference (big if you sit fairly close) is pixel-fill-ratio/"screendoor", which you might see on the 2030/2000 if you sit pretty close, use a large size or are just easily bothered by visible pixel-gaps. Obviously Epson is doing alright so there's plenty of users that aren't bothered by it (quite possible they don't even see/notice), but it's another thing that you'll need to see for yourself at home or in the store if they have a live-model.

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Assuming you can get past the mounting differences (Epson needs to be farther back and quite a bit lower from the ceiling), would it be easy enough to try the Epson in the basement before your return runs out on the Benq?

I know the deeper contrast will make a big difference in the dark, but only YOU can say whether you really care that much about it.
Thats the thing I can't really try the Epson before I take back the Benq because I don't have the cash right now to do that I would need to take the benq back and get the epson with that money I wish I could do it that way. So your saying the epson would have a big difference in my basement ? The mounting isn't an issue but one of my concerns is about gaming lag I know BDUB619 says it's fine with gaming in fast mode but the picture does degrade some and I know this doesn't happen with the benq at all I'm really torn on one hand I could get back $339 in my pocket but on the other hand I wish I could see the epson in person first. The main thing I use the projector for is gaming on my ps4 and xbox one and movies.

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Couple things...

True, the Epson has slight "screen door effect" from pixel fill but you'll only see it if you're within 3 feet of the screen and looking for it so it's basically not an issue.

My friend has the BenQ and I have the Epson, we both agree both PJ's are a great value for the price point. Slight advantages with each but both are great entry level projectors. That said, the BenQ has out-sold the Epson but has also been out longer.

I looked at the BenQ myself but I am sensitive to RBE so single wheel DLP is not for me. The Epson was less expensive and 3LCD so was the wiser choice. I've been very happy with my Epson and no regrets. Games, movies, 3D all look fantastic on it.

As for lamps, the BenQ is rated at 3K-5K hours depending on which mode you use, the Epson is 5K-6K, slight advantage Epson. Projector warranty is 1 year BenQ, 2 Years Epson.

So again, you'll win with either one. Just depends on your environment, where you're going to mount the projector and how much money you want to spend. Projector Central has great reviews and details on both, might want to check there and do a little more research before making a decision. GL

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Stick with the BenQ since you already have it or you will be second guessing yourself. I have the Epson HC2000 (coming up on 1700 hours and no lamp/bulb issues) and for months I have been second guessing myself until this past weekend when I saw the BenQ W1070 in action for three hours. I was not blown away by it. It has a great image but so does the Epson. My wife and I noticed no difference...she said the Epson had better color, but I didn't see it. (I had her sold on the BenQ as a birthday present for me until we saw it in action.)


But here is the but...my Epson's fast mode leaves a lot to be desired and if I was using a projector mainly for gaming, I'd go with the BenQ. The image really does suffer when you go from fine to fast.


So the question is $99 verses $249 for a replacement lamp and the $339 you will save right off the bat. Our Epson stays on five hours a weekday and probably 10 or much more on the weekend days. It will be a year old in November, so lets say 2000 hours a year and if the lamp's brightness loses 50% by hour 3000, that would put me replacing a lamp every two years at around 4000 hours. The cost would be $125 a year on the BenQ verses $50 for the Epson for a $75 dollar difference....plus the $339. So you save $400 in two years.


I would still stick with the BenQ if I was mainly gaming unless I was doing 3 or 4 thousand hours of gaming a year.
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I used to own DLP projector, Optoma GT750e before I upgraded to Epson 2030. Aside from the sharper image and more 3D deep colors, I also noticed watching 3D in Epson doesn't strain my eyes as compared to Optoma. I guess that's a general side effect with DLP 3Ds. In fact I could hardly read when you suddenly want to remove 3D glasses while watching. My eyes were more strained and I have dizziness after. With Epson's 3D glasses (aside from the fact that they're cheaper) it's like just wearing ordinary goggles and I don't feel dizziness reverting to 2D after watching 3D for hours.


Has anyone got similar experience? I'm not sure. Maybe I'm the only one who has the condition.
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The contrast/black-level in the dark basement and the full-quality and low-lag gaming and forum users reporting 6000hour lamp-usage (I believe it's fairly common for the 2000/2030 lamp to get replaced between 1500-2500hours..check this thread)..it's more a bunch of smaller things than any single HUGE difference, but it's a decent collection for your specific case of gaming and lights-out use.

The Epson costs less (in your region), has cheaper lamps when you need them and has a longer warranty.

Also, though some won't see the screendoor, others will. I unfortunately see Epson's screendoor on 1080 models from farther than 1:1 (even the 5030 on a tiny 90" screen from 8-10ft back is visible) ..so it depends on the person. I'm better with a particularly well-pixel-filled 720p model than any Epson LCD and can only be thankful that I'm not particularly rainbow-sensitive since close seats are great.
I still can't imagine anyone who's sitting around 1:1.5 or farther having any problems though..and certain games work better with a farther ratio anyway. There's also a chance the glasses were to blame.

To bladecutter, I don't notice any strain after/during 3D use with my DLP, but it might be different for different people..I've heard even those who are rainbow-sensitive have had good luck with DLP 3D, so it seems random.

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But here is the but...my Epson's fast mode leaves a lot to be desired and if I was using a projector mainly for gaming, I'd go with the BenQ. The image really does suffer when you go from fine to fast.
For the sake of this discussion, I tried FINE vs FAST mode again last night, first time I've tried FAST mode in a couple months actually. Demoed using XBOX ONE and FORZA 5 (now that I think about it, I should have taken pics). I have to admit, the image looked pretty bad in FAST mode vs FINE mode. Noticable degradation in picture quality and A LOT more jagged lines and aliasing that is not present in FINE mode. Even color quality seemed to suffer. I wouldn't doubt it was kicked down to 720P resolution either. Good thing I hardly ever use FAST mode since I'm usually watching movies or playing games offline where lag isn't a huge issue so I keep it in FINE mode. I am not satisfied with the quality of the FAST mode image.

So, if you’re primarily using the PJ for gaming and mostly online gaming, stick with the BenQ.

To Bladecutter - I had an Optoma HD131xe DLP and had the same problems. I would get headaches and eye strain after 30min of watching. I also suffered from RBE. I have not had any of these issues with the Epson.
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First - FAST vs FINE. Yes, there is a difference. Especially if you go back and forth to compare. That said, once you get 5 minutes into the game, you don't see it any longer. Lag on FAST is super low. Measurements on reviews show it less then many DLP projectors.

Second - I was working through a similar decision when I purchased my 2000. I decided against the DLP because, when I have friends over watching games or movies, some might see rainbows. It wasn't worth it to have others possibly seeing rainbows with the DLP.

I LOVE my Epson 2000. And for ~$600 out the door? That's a no-brainer in my book.
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I will throw my 2cents worth in here...

I have had a 3020 from Dec, 2013.

And as much as I love its picture I have to say I have had 6+ replacement projectors so far...

Epson has great service and will overnight a replacement projector with in a couple of days and even pay for the return shipping...sadly they have to...they keep going bad.

My first one had poor focus so back to Best Buy, the second when black within three weeks and when Epson failed to mail a new lamp in time it too was replaced at Best Buy just in time...

The next one ran good for a few months and got the infamous green blob, the next would not hold conversions, I had one Lamp with only 1200 hours on ECON setting and only about 20 hours of 3D go dim, (Correction that is my TOTAL 3D watching..all of them) and they sent out a new lamp, the next got green and purple strips across the top and bottom and the next got a bright blue glow on the lower right hand cornet and right side, even the latest which is one of the sharpest one (and that varies from projector to projector) has one green pixel bad and it is there all the time in the upper right area of the screen...I will wait until I am closer to Dec, and get it replaced as well and then FIGHT with them for another two years warrentee because I feel it should at lease last 4/5 years..

I have never had anything go bad so much and so often, and I am 66 years old and have owned a lot of stuff.

IF they were not so good at replacing them I would have made a big fuss a lot sooner.

IF I don't get the next two years warrentee: then I was ask for a full refund and go shopping...Sad thing because of all this I have a good supply of lamps...A couple of new ones and a couple used ones. The last one has 540 hours of it.

Be warned.

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My Epson HC2000 turns a year old next month with 1831 hours on it, and I've never had any problems. It is good to know from the prior post that Epson stands behind products and will replace it up to six times.

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My Epson HC2000 turns a year old next month with 1831 hours on it, and I've never had any problems. It is good to know from the prior post that Epson stands behind products and will replace it up to six times.
I put almost that many hours on one of them the one that the bulb dimmed out on.

It then when bad.

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I put almost that many hours on one of them the one that the bulb dimmed out on.

It then when bad.

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On the HC2000 the lamp only runs $99 and the projector is running about $749. If the lamp goes out today, I still feel like I got my money's worth. Admittedly if I had as many problems as you did I would swear off Epson projectors, but my projector is so cheap, I would just upgrade if it died.


The fact that a company would replace it several times really says something about the company even if the model is junk. Plus, right off the bat the Epson also has longer warranty than most. I wonder if BenQ, Sony or JVC would replace a product 6 times for a customer?
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On the HC2000 the lamp only runs $99 and the projector is running about $749. If the lamp goes out today, I still feel like I got my money's worth. Admittedly if I had as many problems as you did I would swear off Epson projectors, but my projector is so cheap, I would just upgrade if it died.


The fact that a company would replace it several times really says something about the company even if the model is junk. Plus, right off the bat the Epson also has longer warranty than most. I wonder if BenQ, Sony or JVC would replace a product 6 times for a customer?

I agree it is nice how easy I can get replacement and I like that with Epson and I am trying to find out how well the other projectors are doing.

And these are real failures real problems..

The funny thing is I ended up paying around $1200.00 for mine. About $450.00 more.

And I have seen some extended Warranty's only allow ONE replacement...

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The funny thing is I ended up paying around $1200.00 for mine. About $450.00 more.
ave seen some extended Warranty's only allow ONE replacement...
That's about right for a 3020, no? An HC2030 (see thread title) shouldn't cost more than $850.
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That's about right for a 3020, no? An HC2030 (see thread title) shouldn't cost more than $850.

Yes, it is that even if I had got his machine at his price I would expect it to last good number of years, I just bought a 50 Inch TV for $400.00 and I do not expect it to fail for at least 5 years...

And It has already out lived two of my Epson Projectors...

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^^^ Well ... this is why I no longer buy any "bleeding edge" stuff. My new motto is, "Wait ... wait some more ... then when I get tired of waiting, I wait some more ... I wait almost to the EOL for a product ... sometimes I wait too long and miss all the "fun." (Plasma for instance.)
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Yes, it is that even if I had got his machine at his price I would expect it to last good number of years, I just bought a 50 Inch TV for $400.00 and I do not expect it to fail for at least 5 years...

And It has already out lived two of my Epson Projectors...

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For the record, I have had no problems with my Epson HC2000 and it may last five years, but I will replace it sooner for a better projector (maybe an Epson) and it will join my ViewSonic as a backup to the backup projector.


As to a $400 TV, I kind of view that as disposable and if it dies within a year...lesson learned. The same goes for a under a thousand projector. Life is too short, so I don't sweat the small stuff...anymore. I would have already written off the HC3020 and moved on because I would always find a fault with any replacements I received. Why, because I would be expecting it to be there and looking for it.


Also, I just don't attack a brand because one model has issues unless I see the problems across the brand. The HC3020 and 2000/2030 are different products and this is a owner's thread for the HC2030, so if I have issues with the HC2000 I will not post them in the HC3020 owners thread.


I will say based on your experience with Epson and frequent replacements, I will buy Epson again without fear because so few companies care about customers like Epson obviously does.
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For the record, I have had no problems with my Epson HC2000 and it may last five years, but I will replace it sooner for a better projector (maybe an Epson) and it will join my ViewSonic as a backup to the backup projector.


As to a $400 TV, I kind of view that as disposable and if it dies within a year...lesson learned. The same goes for a under a thousand projector. Life is too short, so I don't sweat the small stuff...anymore. I would have already written off the HC3020 and moved on because I would always find a fault with any replacements I received. Why, because I would be expecting it to be there and looking for it.

Consider you can buy a 60 inch TV of many designs at that price and fully expect a good 5 to 10 years service, and those TVs are more complex builds, the projector is in many of the last gen of TVs JUST the main generator that is inside those boxes (like a MITS DPL rear projected TV I had that indeed lasted 8 years.) A full size TV is even more complex than these projectors..at least they look simpler

And I never found a single fault with it. Nor did I with my In Focus first projector NOT my 8 year run with my HP projector or not until the end with a failing and dimming lamp and wrong colors that might have been the failing lamp.. BUT all of these did not get anything like these Epson's have.

And I am a old time TV repairman and trained to spot problems with pictures like rainbows, spots on a shadow mask, Wrong colors etc. and again in some 50 years of working and watching TVs again never has such failures over and over again and again...

My Sony big screen with the old three tube projector TUBES lasted 14 years, my Mits big screen lasted 8 years, my projectors about are listed...

So I feel that a product that craps out within the first 30 days is not good and then KEEPS crapping out in different ways nearly every 3 months is also not good...

Yes they provide great replacement service and for that I am glad BUT with the history of my ownership of this projector I can only count of another 4 to 6 months of service..and the two year warranty runs out in Dec 2014..so for my money if they do not extend the warranty I will have only received two years plus how ever long it takes for the last replacement unit to DIE. (or go bad..)

I am not attacking the brand BUT this seems to be an issue others have reported here with these projectors...I am perhaps attacking the model...


Also, I just don't attack a brand because one model has issues unless I see the problems across the brand. The HC3020 and 2000/2030 are different products and this is a owner's thread for the HC2030, so if I have issues with the HC2000 I will not post them in the HC3020 owners thread.


I will say based on your experience with Epson and frequent replacements, I will buy Epson again without fear because so few companies care about customers like Epson obviously does.

You would??

Knowing you will getting on a step latter every 3 months to replace a roof mounted projector and tieing up $1200.00 on your credit card for a couple of weeks during the exchange and worrying that they may cut you off from replacements and know that based on the performance of the units you have already replaced that some three to four months out of warranty you will most likely become the owner of a crapped out or messed up projector.

I am asking in this thread if others have had these problems with these and other projectors so I can judge what to consider as a replacement in the VERY near future...

I think I am being very fair.

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You would??

Knowing you will getting on a step latter every 3 months to replace a roof mounted projector and tieing up $1200.00 on your credit card for a couple of weeks during the exchange and worrying that they may cut you off from replacements and know that based on the performance of the units you have already replaced that some three to four months out of warranty you will most likely become the owner of a crapped out or messed up projector.

I am asking in this thread if others have had these problems with these and other projectors so I can judge what to consider as a replacement in the VERY near future...

I think I am being very fair.

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You need to run through this thread's posts. You'll see there really aren't many reports of failures at all. But as Steve says, experience with one model won't usually translate to another - even from the same manufacturer - so you're still in the wrong thread

Few projectors around this sub-$3k forum have been subject to the kind of problems you've been having, though. Sounds like really bad luck.

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You need to run through this thread's posts. You'll see there really aren't many reports of failures at all. But as Steve says, experience with one model won't usually translate to another - even from the same manufacturer - so you're still in the wrong thread

Few projectors around this sub-$3k forum have been subject to the kind of problems you've been having, though. Sounds like really bad luck.

Thanks if you look I am a fairly old member, and I did indeed read of problems with these models early on and was in fact was alerted to some of them like the green blob and foucus and conversion problems...right here.

But I did not start posting about them until now as A) It seemed to be getting a little old getting replacements AGAIN...and B) I am now facing the real expected problem of what will happen when the warranty runs out..and i really keep thinking they would figure out the design flaws and fix them.

It seems they had not.

So I have to plan on a course of action.

A) Ask for another two years of warranty.
B) Ask for my money back.
C) Try to sell the next replacement fresh in the box on eBay, which from what I have seen most likely will only get about $700.00.

And then buy another unit which is why I am looking into other makes and models.

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Racprops, I would feel the same way if it happened to me. Ask them for your money back or maybe a swap to a newer projector say the new HC3000/3500/3600. Hopefully they have addressed the dust issues from the 3020 because I haven't heard of them with the HC2000-2030.


And yes, since I have had no issues and they seem to stand behind products, my next projector will likely be an Epson. For an entry level projector, I am very happy with my Epson...the contrast/blacks could be better, but I have to reward the company for offering a projector with a replacement lamp that costs $99. Maybe I'm mistaken, but should a lamp really cost $350 to replace.
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Thanks I will ask for a new 3500...with a new two year warranty..

Have you found a $100.00 lamp for the HC3500??

Too bad the 3020 lamp will not fit as I have a few.

Guess I will just sell them off to save for a lamp.

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