From a quick google search, two sites have this projector for ~$2700 (abes of Maine and NJAccessory). In order for Sony to honor their own warranty, you have to purchase the unit from Sony or a sony authorized dealer? I feel like this projector is a steal for $1300 off. I was planning on getting the AE-8000u because of lens memory, but I feel like it wouldn't be too big of a hassle to manually zoom into a 2.35:1 image, every now and then.
I haven't read through all 46 pages, but does anyone have this projector projecting onto a 2.35 screen @ 120" wide (not diagonal)?
My theater room will be 13'8" so I feel like a 10' wide screen would be perfect in it. If any of you do, could you please comment on the brightness? I will have a completely blackened room, black walls, ceiling, carpet, and sofas with red accent colors.
I really like the fact that you can adjust each LCD panel if convergence issues ever arise, to me that sounds like this projector would last a good 5-10 years, with normal lamp changes.
I look forward to hearing from you guys!