Used projector at pawn shop.
I got rid of my movie theater a couple years ago. Well, I adopted a kid this year and I've been considering getting a blow up projector screen and another projector. I never really considered buying a used one on craigslist or ebay because there is no warranty to speak of.
I walked into a pawnshop looking for tools a few weeks ago and this pawnshop had great prices and they negotiate readily. It isn't sleazy like many. I was pretty impressed with the pricing, so I've been stopping in to see what they have.
The two things go together because I noticed 2 projectors there today and they were both marked way down from their initial price. An Optoma HD180(which I understand is a HD20) for $100 and a Yamaha LPX-500 for $170. They both have 30 day warranties. I didn't plug them in to check the hours. Bulbs don't seem very expensive for the HD180. $100 seems pretty cheap for a 1080p projector. What hours would be reasonable to have on it? I think my HD66 had 1000+ hours before the DMD chip died. Anyone have any thoughts on this?