just trying to understand your logic and line of thinking, since I dont really understand ... if you are planning to keep what ever you buy for 14 years as you have said ... why is it are you going to sell what ever you buy for half the amount and buy the successor ? are you a serial upgrader or a once in 14 year purchaser ?I notice some places are knocking between £200 to £500 off but you have to phone in and be genuinely interested to buy I believe myself Epson aren't going to voluntarily give this information they will just release a new model without warning. That's why I'm going to wait this year and next if need be no sense in buying the 9400 to upgrade and lose over half the value of the 9400 to buy the successor.
new models are always released ... you cant stop progress... if talking epson for instance in 14 years I can think of 3 generations of product across 5 models+ at least released even in one of their range of product...let alone all the other ranges they sell
what projector did you have last and how long did you keep it for again did the manufactures in question not release any subsequent models after your purchase over the 14 years if thats how long you had it ?
if talking the 9400 or for matter even the 9300 before, there are actually folk using and quite happy with what they have. I dont think they see it as non-sense owning the projector just because a new one pops out in a year or two. as it is who pays full rrp on epson projectors ?
to put in perspective of something else that depreciates heavily .... cars ...the car i own now I bought nearly 3 year ago. when i originally thought of buying it brand new it was $99k ! I bought a brand new one 5 years later in the models life for $40k cheaper ! and better specd and optioned than the original ! when i bought mine i knew full well a new model was coming and couldn't care less. have absolutely enjoyed the last nearly 3 years have owned the car... and plan to keep many years still... ive got 7 more years of free factory servicing so cost of owners ship should be low... but if it turns out to be a pain i'll move it on... and expect price I get to be suitable keeping that in mind. on other hand I might even keep it till am an old codger and can no longer drive infact daughter tells me petrol cars will be banned and i'll still be tottering around in the thing
resale is and isnt such a big bother for folk...and i appreciate it is to you..even if only turn things over every 14 years