hey all, been researching projectors for the past few weeks and just placed an order for the 131Xe from Amazon.
This will be my 3rd PJ, and first DLP. First one was a VGA Sanyo X1 LCD from 2001-2006 (3 different apartment set-ups), then a 1080p LCD Sanyo Z2000 from 2006-2013 (2 different apartments and one house, where it still is after we moved out 2 months ago).
I narrowed my choices down to 131Xe, HD25e (would have preferred white color, but not worth $150+), BenQ W1070 or for ~$2500 the new Epson 5030. Finally decided to try the 131Xe out, hopefully will satisfy our needs for 3-4 years until 4k projectors (and material!) is widely available.
I paid $785 +$65 tax (boo! was no Amazon tax in WI but there is in TX) minus $50 promotional credit on Amazon I'll use towards a ceiling mount/HDMI/screen.
Debating whether to get a 4yr Squaretrade warranty for $90, which should cover everything but the bulb. Would (did) you guys go for an extended warranty?
Plan is to use a Favi 120", 1.3 gain electric screen also from Amazon for ~$250. Really liked the 100" one we had in Milwaukee.
Room is 18' x 16', screen will cover the one window and other than that light control will be easy.
We don't move into our new house until Oct 11th but figured I'd jump on the 131Xe while Amazon had the $50 store credit active, who knows how long it will be there.
Looking forward to hearing about other people's setups!