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Hi there,
i have an opportunity to purchase a demo EPSON 5020UB unit from a local retailer. i talked them down to $1400 plus taxes and it comes with manufacturer's warranty of course.
Here is the catch:

1. no box
2, no remote control
3. no glasses
4. needs new bulb because the original one is already gone.

Would you guys pull the trigger and get it given these facts???? is this a good deal or would you pass?
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Fantastic projector for sure but please consider these:

Brand new it comes with two glasses (MSRP $99)
Lamp Module (MSRP($305)
Remote (Not sure about the price)
In addition since the 5030 is out now a lot of dealers want to get rid of the 5020s. It used to sell for about $2500 brand new and it will be cheaper now. If you add up the things missing in this deal, you are almost paying a new price to a demo. Also, it has about 5000 hrs lamp life, if the lamp needs to be replaced that means it has been running for a long time (not a very good thing as you know.)

I would pass.
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Fantastic projector for sure but please consider these:

Brand new it comes with two glasses (MSRP $99)
Lamp Module (MSRP($305)
Remote (Not sure about the price)
In addition since the 5030 is out now a lot of dealers want to get rid of the 5020s. It used to sell for about $2500 brand new and it will be cheaper now. If you add up the things missing in this deal, you are almost paying a new price to a demo. Also, it has about 5000 hrs lamp life, if the lamp needs to be replaced that means it has been running for a long time (not a very good thing as you know.)

I would pass.

i was thinking the same thing frown.gif
whats your opinion on dlp projectors vs lcd? i had the epsn ub8700ub and i was thinking of making the switch to DLP...
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How many hours on the projector?
Did you do a quick convergence test? Display the menu and look still the text and see if any of the panels/colors are off more than 1 pixel.

I'd ask for a new bulb and the full 2 yr warranty for that price and condition.
Otherwise, I'd wait for a price drop and pay a little more

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How many hours on the projector?
Did you do a quick convergence test? Display the menu and look still the text and see if any of the panels/colors are off more than 1 pixel.

I'd ask for a new bulb and the full 2 yr warranty for that price and condition.
Otherwise, I'd wait for a price drop and pay a little more

it is missing a lightbulb... meaning they probably ran out of lightbulb since it was running all day at the store.. yes, it will come with full manufacturers warranty
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It is a big question, the choice of projector as you know depends on what you want to watch on it. I personally prefer LCD and since Epson holding the patents for LCD systems, you get the best technology with the best price with Epson when it comes to LCD.

Are you planning to switch to 2.35:1 or 2.40:1 screen down the road? if yes, take it into consideration. Almost none of the low end projectors come with scaling but you can grab a DVDO Edge Green for about $350 (another good product phasing out) to do the scaling for you, it has the same video processor as its bigger brother which costs over $1000. Now Panamorph offering anamorphic lenses less than $2000, I think everyone should have an ultra-wide.

Mitsubishi is another option since they are getting out of projector business and prices are going down due to this. You may pick up a great projector with a great price. They will be honouring the warranty. But Mits. are not as bright as Epsons.

I hope this confuses you more :-)
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SO ILL BE WATCHING 16X9 AND MOSTLY NETFLIX AND BLURAYS. . . I THOUGHT ABOUT MITSUBISHI BUT DONT KNOW IF ITLL BE A LET DOWN COMPARED TO THE EPSON?
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For a demo with no bulb...


1000 or no deal IMO
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