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Advice for new projector (in exchange for a small rant)

post #1 of 7
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Am replacing an Acer H5360 that developed "white dots" and am looking for a replacement that fits in my 3D setup. As I invested in a VP3D1 processor and several DLP link 3D glasses.

\\begin mini rant
Darn that H5360, after almost exactly 12 months of ownership developed a white spot, then two, then five. Now I count at least a dozen and another dozen are flickering. Reading current reviews I'm not alone, sad face indeed.

Screenshot:
s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss117/thatdecade10/ebaying/?action=view&current=photo2.jpg

Is this what I get for buying a "budget" $600 projector? lol
/end rant


My question, is there a reliable projector out there in a similar price range that is at least DLP-Link 3D ready?
post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 
Double post

Reading more, my story is not uncommon. Yay, I have friends. Will probably just follow the advice of this nice person and get an identical new unit.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post21355711

I figure I won't be able to get very much on ebay for the old unit, and the EE in me likes the idea of having spare parts on hand.
post #3 of 7
Maybe look into a warranty on the next one, make sure white dots are covered.
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Originally Posted by thatdecade View Post

Double post

Reading more, my story is not uncommon. Yay, I have friends. Will probably just follow the advice of this nice person and get an identical new unit.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post21355711

I figure I won't be able to get very much on ebay for the old unit, and the EE in me likes the idea of having spare parts on hand.

Well if you have another PJ that does 1080P then OK, I suppose but I guess it also depends on what you use the PJ for. The 5360, while a fine unit is already yesterdays news and you need to decide if you are throwing good money after bad. Before too long the H9500BD will be yesterdays 1080P and 3D news. So what do you want and need?
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Brand,
I looked into the manufactures and a few 3rd party warranties. Dead pixels are never expressly stated in the terms. You think they would for display type warranties.
edit: scratch that, squaretrade will cover dead pixels. Can't find specific terms for digital projectors however. :sigh:

Mike,
Thanks for pointing out the H9500BD to me, but my budget is still around $600 so 720p 3D is fine for me. If I'm going to pay thousands for a nicer projector I would expect it to come with a 5 year or 3,000 hour warranty. Ridiculous, I know.

What bothers me about acer is this warranty chart on their website. Doubles most coverage, but only applies if you live in Texas for a carry-in repair. So far away...
http://static.acer.com/up/Resource/A...t_Warranty.pdf
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by thatdecade View Post

My question, is there a reliable projector out there in a similar price range that is at least DLP-Link 3D ready?

Check out the Optoma GT750E. Fully 3D ready 720p short-throw projector.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
The Optoma GT750E is a stretch of my budget, but since it is Full 3D I won't need that converter box. I am thinking if I sell my VP3D1 I can afford the price difference. Thanks
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