Extended Warranty Options for B-Stock JVC DLA-X590R?
I have a b-stock JVC DLA-X590R purchased from AV Science on the way. I'm considering purchasing an extended warranty for the projector itself, and maybe also a bulb extended warranty.
The b-stock units only come with a 1 year warranty, but due to my credit card company's warranty extension benefit, I should have an extra year of warranty coverage for a total of 2 years worth of coverage.
Chris with Cleveland Plasma quoted me an extended warranty on the projector (not including bulb replacements) for 4 extra years for $200. This would give me 6 years total of warranty coverage, but only on the projector itself. If I want bulb coverage, it would be 3 years worth of coverage, for up to 2 replacement bulbs, for an additional $150. So that would be $350 for both those extended warranties.
Bulbs from JVC are about $550 apiece. Are there any generic bulb companies that make quality bulbs that would work with a JVC X590R? Also, would using a generic bulb void the warranty?
I ran a search, and it seems like some users here are saying the Square Trade Extended Warranty purchased from Costco is a good deal. Would I be able to add a Costco Square Trade Warranty to this projector and/or bulb? Or is it only for products purchased at Costco? Edit: Costco Square Trade Policies are only for products purchased at Costco.
One poster did say, "WARNING!! you do not want a square trade warranty unless you never want to collect under it. They use any ruse to not pay on it." But the Costco representative I spoke to over the phone told me that in his mind they've had good success with Square Trade's Policies.
Any opinions on how good a Square Trade Extended Warranty is?
And any other suggestions for quality extended warranty companies for this projector and bulb?
Would it be worth it to purchase an extended warranty in the first place? As long as it's from a quality company, I'm thinking that maybe I should get an extended warranty. The Optoma GT750E that was my previous projector had its Optical Engine Module go bad, although that was fixed under warranty. Then the Color Wheel exploded out of warranty. I emailed Optoma and asked them how much it would cost to fix the projector, and I never even got a response.
Since the JVC X590R is much more expensive, and I want it to last as long as possible, I'm thinking it may be a good idea to get several years of warranty coverage on the projector and bulb, if the cost for the extended warranties is worth it.
Last edited by David H.; 11-07-2018 at 05:23 PM.