Hi AVSForum, a newbie here..
Back in 2008, I bought an Epson TW700, which have served me very well. But, the lamp is now burning the last hours of it's life, and is in need of replacement. So I started looking for something else, but the thing is my budget isn't very high at all. If I can't find something at a decent price, I might as well get a new lamp, but it's always nice to upgrade
Now, I'm from Sweden, so the prices here are higher for everything when compared to the US (for example, the cheapest price for a new W1070 is $1000). A new lamp for my TW700 is around $270.
But I started looking at some used alternatives, because I don't mind buying a used one if the lamp hours are low. I found a cheap W1060 that I'm interested in, but I really wanted to ask people who are very knowlegdeable about this first!
A couple of points:
- The TW700 is the only projector I've owned
- I have a friend with the W1070, which is the only DLP projector I've viewed, and I have no issues with rainbow effect or anything
- There is no retailer where I live that sells projectors (for test viewing different models etc)
There is also a used TW3200 for sale that I could see myself getting, though it includes a screen which I don't need, and that drives the price up a bit.. Oh well, I could always sell it afterwards.
I basically want something better than the TW700 in regards to overall image quality, and would love to have a 1080p capable unit.
Anyway, I'm sorry to come in here with what may be dumb questions!