Well I purchased the unit for $7k from Ubid. Confirmed from Marantz America that this was a factory refurbished S2 (to original specs) unit. It arrived yesterday from Marantz with all documentation and after initial review seems perfect (not a Japan unit as it has an enlish menu). I was also able to purchase a 2 yr warrenty (parts and labor) for $250 from Ubid.
Given the prices I have seen for S1, this seems like a great deal but time will tell.
An S2 for $7K? Refurbished or not, you're getting one of the BEST DLP pj's on the market. You will not be sorry. Purchasing the extra warranty was a good idea. I'm told you can double the warranty using a Gold Visa card.
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