Originally Posted by tehotaone
If the h78dc3 drops below 3K any time soon I will s%^t a goose, and then buy one!
I called them today to see if they will upgrade unhappy 77 owners to a 78 by way of a light engine swap... and they said
if your 77 is less than 30 days old:
"You can upgrade to the EPH78, but it will cost you $3000.00. If you would like
to upgrade, please complete the attached RMA credit card form, and fax it to my
attention at the fax number below with a copy of your receipt or invoice showing
the date of purchase. I will then forward a RMA number. Write the RMA number
on the outside of the box and ship
your unit. When we receive your unit, we will then ship the new EPH78."
Optoma Technology, Inc.
715 Sycamore Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
Fx: (408) 383-3701
Technical Support/Customer Service
Wow they feel that a H77 depreciates 66% in two weeks!!...and if you took them up on that offer you would end up paying 5k for a 78.....
I must of hit a newbie, that made the upgrade offer yesterday not knowing, then today was told to price me out of range....
Back to HC3000 topic, even though this unit looks very promising, we will be going back to "halos" outside of the 1:1 1280x720 mode, to the tune of 48 lines.
Not a big deal for me, because I have a full blackout wall, but if you have a fixed large wall screen and use a lot of zoom that halo could potentialy be annoying to some.