Originally Posted by Ericglo
Are you willing to retube a 9500 or do you have to have someone do it for you? Why are you so insistent on new OEM tubes?
Only NEW OEM tubes are any good. Anyone that "knows enough" to want a 9" projector, also knows that 50% of the picture quality is the tubes. Why would you put in anything but the best? To save a few hundred dollars?
Having seen the Ruby, I can say it produces a nice picture. It also uses the technology that I believed all along is the best for digital projection, LcOS (same as D'ILA).
I tell customers this, if you can accomodate the size of a CRT projector, it will produce a picture that IS STILL superior. On the other hand, if you live in a small apartment or have a wife :D , you should consider a Sony or JVC digital, it's as simple as that.
Just remember, in terms of longevity, the CRT is STILL the winner (by a long way). The average CRT can run 15,000 trouble free hours and in some cases, on the original tubes. While I also like the Qualia 004, the $2995 list price for replacement a bulb is enough to turn off a millionaire (which is exactly what happened with a customer I had :rolleyes: ).
To compare a Ruby with a G90 is a non-starter. :p