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I am looking to upgrade my current epson 6500ub, it is a great projector, would the 3500 be a good upgrade or the 5025. I would like to use it for day time viewing, and I would like to have equal or better black level than my current unit. Or should I just get new lamp. I see on Amazon my unit sells for 3.999.00 new. Any advice would be helpful. :)
 

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Both of the projectors you mentioned would be a big upgrade. For day time viewing, nothing beats the 3500 because of its tremendous light output. The 5025 will do better in a darkened room, to bring out its superior black levels.
 

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I own 2 Epson 6500UB's. I bought one for a spare 4 years ago.
Great projector I have been through almost half a dozen bulbs
in 4 years. The bulbs last nowhere near what they claim :)

A genuine OEM replacement bulb can be had for $160.00 delivered
by using your search engine!

My picture is just starting to flicker again after 700 Hours on my
latest bulb :(. I am sick and tired of bulbs.

I am buying the LG Model PF1500 the first day it goes on sale in what
looks to be about 60 days :) No more bulbs for me!

m.
 

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I own 2 Epson 6500UB's. I bought one for a spare 4 years ago.
Great projector I have been through almost half a dozen bulbs
in 4 years. The bulbs last nowhere near what they claim :)

A genuine OEM replacement bulb can be had for $160.00 delivered
by using your search engine!

My picture is just starting to flicker again after 700 Hours on my
latest bulb :(. I am sick and tired of bulbs.

I am buying the LG Model PF1500 the first day it goes on sale in what
looks to be about 60 days :) No more bulbs for me!

m.
I was thinking about waiting for the lg PF1500, but do they suffer from rainbow effect, and will it be bright enough for daylight viewing. I think I just might just try it.
:D
 

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Hey Laredo, did you ever upgrade to the lg pf1500, and if you did, how does it compare to the Epson 6500, does it have equal or better brightness, contrast and blacks.
 

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Hey Laredo, did you ever upgrade to the lg pf1500, and if you did, how does it compare to the Epson 6500, does it have equal or better brightness, contrast and blacks.
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Yes, I have had the PF1500 since early May. I now have 2 Epson 6500UB's in perfect working condition
stored in my garage closet. I don't miss using them one little bit. Don't want to part with them yet so, I'm now hoarding them :)

The LG has equal or better brightness, contrasts, and blacks and much more. I love this projector.
Placement is however critical because the zoom is almost worthless. It does not have the
lens shift or placement luxury of the 6500. Check your distance and throw numbers exact before buying.

Slight rainbow sometimes but not really a deal breaker.

I will never buy another projector with a bulb, filter, or maintenance again!

I think LG made a real winner here.
 

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what screen size are you using, and how does it stand up with ambient or daylight use. do you have sample shot.:)
 

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what screen size are you using, and how does it stand up with ambient or daylight use. do you have sample shot.:)
I use a 110" Stewart Greyhawk.
I live in Arizona which is very bright, sunny, dusty, and hot. Today is 117 F.

I have vertical blinds that let some light into my living room during the day.
I leave the projector on like a TV and it is quite usable I did this also with my 6500.
It can be used with some light during the day not just directly hitting the screen.
Of course at night in the dark it is no problem at all with low lighting on.

Most legitimate dealers will give you a 30 day full money back guarantee if you
are not satisfied. You have nothing to loose. I kept mine .:)

I don't have a good enough camera to post decent pictures. :(
 
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