6 months ago we decided to sell our house and in order to do some work in the theater room, I took down the Sony VPH-1271Q. We have since decided to wait at least till next summer to sell. Long story short, I am not going to rehang the projector. I put it in it's road case and wonder how long it is safe to store it away. Should it be flat or on its side. I thought about ebaying but shipping is a hassle I am not willing to mess with. Would it be best to part out such a machine. Figuring in the future when there are no tubes left to buy, someone may pay a premium for a set of used tubes or a working power supply. It only has a little over 3000 hours on it.