Thanks for taking the time to help me out here. I've been keen to upgrade from LCD to CRT for a long time, and now these three projectors have come along. I can't use it right away (some work on the room needs to be done first, let's say 2-4 months), but as I live in Denmark where the market is a lot smaller, you have to take the offers when they're there. I've been scanning the market for more than a year, and these are the first decently priced, nice CRTs I've seen. However, I don't want be ripped off and have several months to regret it before I even get to use the goodies! So please tell me your opinion on these three offers:
- Barco Graphics 801s, £1200. New blue tube, 5200 hours, but there doesn't seem to be any problems with the other tubes.
- Barco Data 808, £1875. Has run 1100 hours, almost clean tubes.
- Marquee 8500 Ultra, £3035. 1900 hours, a little wear on the green tube.
[/list=1]They're all sold from private persons without warranty. The 801s will leave some room for other stuff I'll need, like a scaler and a screen (been using a white wall so far). However, I understand that 808 is by far the better projector, and if that's the better deal, I could make do with a htpc (it'll take some time for me to figure out I'll wager) and a diy white painted board with a black border until I had some more saved up. The Marquee is honestly too expensive - I only included it on the off chance that you may all say that it's the deal of a lifetime and I should sell my underwear to get it
Any feedback will be highly appreciated!