I paid $1600 (your $1200 plus your extra $400) for my remanufactured 1080p Panasonic PT-AE1000U. Whether it's better than the Sharp or not, I have no idea. You'll have to ask the experts on that one. However, one downside of buying remanufactured is the 90 day manufacturer's warranty, so you end up pretty much having to buy an extended warranty right away if you want coverage.
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