I was curious about the warranty so I sent an e-mail last night to Marantz. This morning I didn't get a single response......I got TWO, two separate e-mails!
"Yes, they are authorized for that model You will have the full warranty"
"UBID is an authorized dealer so the 3 year warranty is in effect..."
Awesome. Now the big decision. Reliable VP4001 w/ the $450 bulb or sketchy Samsung SP-H710AE w/ the $250 bulb or, safe Mitsubishi HC1500 w/ $400 bulb.
All similarly priced. All probably going to look better than the 4805 it is replacing. They all seem reasonably quiet, it will probably come down to best fit for my ceiling and screen.
Going to be a hard decision for me, I love the 3 year warranty, but I also love the $200 bulb.