MY budget is around the $500 mark.
I am considering 2 different products right now.
I can get a new LCD Sanyo z1 for 500 shipped. This projector scales exactly 1/2 HD res so HD looks like HD on it. My friend has this one properly setup and I have to say I am very impressed with it. However the bulb life last only 800-1500 hours from what I have read on projectorcentral.com instead of the quoted 2000 hours.
Or I can get a used lower resolution Infocus DLP 4805 for about $500-$600 used. But it has a longer bulb life. I know this projector would have better blacks but the resolution is lower.
The main purpose of the projector I want is to play DVDs, maybe HD down the road, and playing pc games on it.
Which one would be a better choice? Also if you have any other projectors that you know are in this price range that perform as well please tell me.