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I've never had a projector before and I researched as much as I could but I need some advice. A guy I know offered me an open box but used less than 2 hrs Mitsubishi HC900 projector for $450.00. I shouldn't really spend the cash now but if it's a really good deal I will pick it up. Specs can be found here http://www.mitsubishi-hometheater.co...ishi_HC900.pdf .


Any thoughts? I really need some help with this one.


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I've never had a projector before and I researched as much as I could but I need some advice. A guy I know offered me an open box but used less than 2 hrs Mitsubishi HC900 projector for $450.00. I shouldn't really spend the cash now but if it's a really good deal I will pick it up. Specs can be found here http://www.mitsubishi-hometheater.co...ishi_HC900.pdf .


Any thoughts? I really need some help with this one.


Thanks

Not too long ago that PJ held some pretty high ground and sold in excess of two grand. When you factor in the cost of new bulbs, three to four hundred, $450 for a nice PJ sounds pretty good. If this is your first PJ and you are on a budget...why not? Most of us here got started into home theater with alot less than that PJ and loved the experience. You don't have to have the best to enjoy this hobby.
 

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My bad. I didn't follow the link, and thought this was the 1/4 HD (540p) LCD projector Mits had a few years back.


This is a 1500 Lumen 1024x576 DLP.


That's actually not a bad price, though this resolution is a tough scale, the internal scaler needs to be pretty good.


At the appropriate distance this could be a good stopgap until you can get into 1080 displays.


Have you seen it in action? That is what really counts.
 

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That's a really good deal. The projector has an iris too for better contrast and blacks. As cheap as the HD1000U is it still costs around twice as much and does not have an iris. The HC900U does have a nice resolution jump over 480p. You get less SDE with DVDs if you sit closer than 2x the width and you get a nice increase in detail/sharpness with HD.


I say buy it. You could probably sell it for upto $100+ more than you paid on Ebay.
 

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Thank you all very much for the replies. I'm leaning toward buying it now but if have to see it in action first so I will go take a look at it tomorrow. Do most projectors have a timer like some tv's that I can check in the settings to make sure it hasn't been used much? I fairly sure he's telling the truth that it's only been used 2 hours but it would be nice to know for sure. Thanks

Any more opinions if its a good deal?
 
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