Originally Posted by midfidude
Correct me if I'm wrong, but from ALOT of reading here and on other sites, it appears to me that IF, and maybe that's a big IF, you can get a good model of the refurb 5040ub for $1150, it seems like there's nothing that can touch it at that price. Would you agree?
It's been a long time since I've thrown my hat in the projector buying ring (currently have a 15 year old Panny AE900U 720p which I still love) so I was looking at the following models (new):
BenQ TK800 (refurb as all I hear is amazing things about BenQ refurb)
BenQ 2550 (ditto refurb)
Sony VPL.. ..45ES
My room is very light controlled and I will most likely be painting the ceiling from white to black and making the walls dark.
But it sounds like the 5040 at this price is a no brainer over these others listed, with maybe the Sony ($1399 new) 2nd?
Does that sound right?
I would love to get the 5040ub if that's the case. But the number of folks saying they have to ship them back and get others scares me a bit. Unless maybe there are just so many more happy folks with their refurbs who just aren't posting...
I'm in the same boat, I have a Benq 2050A and I would like to upgrade as well. So I need this info myself.
Living Room: Samsung UN65JS8500,Onkyo TX-NR676,Klipsch R-28F,Klipsch RC-62II,Klipsch R-14S,Polk Audio 80 FX/RT(Atmos)
Bedroom: Samsung UN55MU6290,Onkyo TX-RZ610,Klipsch RP-160m,Onkyo & Fluance speakers
Garage: Epson 5040UB,Elite Screens 125" motorized screen,2xKlipsch RP-8000F,4xKlipsch RP-150M,Klipsch RP-450C ,2xKlipsch CDT-3800CII/2xCDT3650CII,Klipsch R115SW/R110SW