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Topic:   Need help finding a projector!

epson 400 or 550 its the same thing and gives you good quality pic at a resonalable price. i found one for 549.00 the first one i paid 1500 a year later with some resarch ii found another one for 549 so you should be able to find one. as fas as a screen look at ebay best price i can find
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Topic:   Panasonic AE900, 3290 h and still working.

For what it's worth, I have 4,356 hours on the original lamp in my Epson 550. (Rated at 1.700 hours in hi mode. 3,000 hours in low.) I've used it about 25% in hi mode and the rest in low. (Had to reset the lamp counter at 3000 hours.) Brightness is still good. I'm now wondering if the lamp will ever die... Also, with all the hours on the projector, I don't see any burn-in or color irregularities indicating either LCD panel or polarizer/filter problems. (Still have 14 months of warranty remaining, too.) With the good reviews of the Epson 1080UB here and at ProjectorReviews.com, I wish I had a reason to upgrade.
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Topic:   Panasonic PT-AX200

480i? You should at least try 480p - usually looks better than 480i. I would question those that say upscaling players look worse than standard dvd. Reviews on this and other forums have found significant benefits from WELL DESIGNED upconverting players. I bought an Oppo 971V last year. At the time it was perhaps the best non-HD/Blu-Ray dvd player out there. I find the Oppo output much better than standard 480p due to the Farouja chip that smooths out jaggies in top notch standard dvds like Star Wars. Much cleaner, sharper edges thru the Oppo. Easily better than 480p players {Doesn't help much on run-of-the-mill dvds.} But perhaps the best improvement with the Oppo is that the image just has more 'impact'. Colors are more solid, with less grain structure. The image just looks more solid and clean. Certainly not up to HD-DVD or Blu-Ray by any means, but I find the Oppo 971V at 720p CLEARLY preferrable to 480i. When I first bought the Oppo, I was not immediately blown away, but after using it for a few months, I wouldn't be without it. The more I use it, the more you notice the differences. With all that said, the argument is nearly moot anyway, as high def players are dropping in price. It would probably make sense to go that way now. Prices are likely to drop on both formats by Christmas...
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Topic:   Optoma HD72, bulb life STINKS

I'm just one of the lucky ones on lamp life. I've got 3485 hours on the original lamp in my Epson 550 at the moment (Rated 3000 hours lo / 1700 hours hi). Still dang brite in low power mode, too. I'm wondering when it'll finally die? (Probably today - I'm sure I just jinxed it by mentioning this...)
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Topic:   aftermarket lens/where can I find one?

Hello to anyone reading this. I am trying to find the manufacturer of an aftermarket lens to change the throw distance of an Epson projector. I know it exists, I just cannot remember who the maker is. Thanks!
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