Originally Posted by jaychatbonneau
How did you pull that off on the price?
It was a private sale, the owner never opened the box . I could have purchased several very close to this price actually , this was the only one that was 0 hours the rest were between 100-1000 hours on the clock. Sony also agreed to extend the warranty remaining to me becasue it was unused and not registered, I loose one year off the warranty , so kudos to Sony on that one .
Paying full price for any flagship projector at this point is throwing money away, neither is worth half the new price at this point considering they are ALL end of life ,about to be replaced. That said the VW5000 is as modern as any projector sold today and for lumens NOTHING is remotely close other than the BenQ. Looked at the RS45600 had three available. Two used and one new, pricing at 14K, 16K for used , the new would have been nearly the same price as the VW5000 . If I were sticking with a smaller screen 135" or less I would have picked up a RS4500 and it would have to be a new model , the vast number of issues with these during shipping long distance was just too much a risk regaredless of the price. Besides, I needed to light up a 150" 1.0 gain screen, after seeing the RS4500 on this screen I knew it was not going to do the job especially for adequate HDR the most important format moving forward .
Dedicated Theater: Sony VPL VW5000 , Panamorph DCR & ISCO III L Anamorphic Lens, Draper TecVision XT1800X Screen, 2.40:1 134" diagonal curved , Denon AVR-X8500 , 9.2.6 Atmos, Panasonic UB900, Oppo 203, Lumagen Pro 4440 , (3) Paradigm CI Elite E7-L+C+R fronts, , (2) CI Pro P80-IW Rear, (2) Paradigm SA-ADP In-wall Surround, (6) SIG-1.5R-30 v.3 In-Ceiling, Subwoofers: (2) SVS SB-16 Ultra , (1) SVS PC13-Ultra .