It seems alot of the enthusiasts own multiple projectors.
For me i just got only the one.
As CRE will do free return on the shipping; this projector i feel is worth taking a chance on, and in the meantime plug in one of the other PJ`s until it returns.
When a big company screws up people seem more forgiving.
When a little company screw up, some people get ruthless.
I must admit its right for people to be skeptical & i can understand the negative comments. Even me, i`m not impressed for CRE to have sent out another faulty unit.
We know this projector is the relative new kid on the block, and for a small company is doing a remarkable customer service.
I can only vouch and say since my repair, i`ve had the X1000 running every evening & is still going strong. Especially since the "hot box incident" i was totally impressed.(for those just joining the discussion , i had made a awful looking coolbox, and accidently forgot to switch the fans on subjecting the x1000 to nearly 40 mins of bluray playback with restricted airflow in a tin foil lined box!. The X1000 survived the encounter! proving that when working correctly; is very durable)
I have since ditched the coolbox.We have learned though this forum discussion than when the X1000 is working properly under normal conditions it runs at just under 30 degrees celcius, which is extremley cool for any projector.
Whilst i`m not experienced enough to comment on picture quality, the saving grace of this projector is that its the only 3LED/3LCD in the world+ its 1080p and the 60,000 hour lamp life, which is the ultimate holy grail!
Only those with the big cajones are deemed ready for such a quest, & free themselves from the shackles of ridiculously high priced replacement lamp bulbs!