Factory recon. or new

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  1. jeff*

    jeff* Auditioning

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    Well I had finally made up my mind and ordered the infocus X1. One week later they let me know that they were sold out and would offer me a reconditioned 4805 for the same price as the X1 $699 (1 year warranty). I can get a new 4805 for $899 (2 year warranty). Does anyone have any experience with a reconditioned unit. Is it worth the extra $200 for the new one?
     
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    I think I'd want to save more than that to go with a refurb.
     
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    Agreed.......$899 for a brand new 4805 is a DAMN fine price for that machine. Refurbs can be a a great way to save some cash on great gear but I am just a bit weary on doing that with digital FP's for some reason. There are just sooooo many variables with these machines.
     
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    Jeff, I'm thinking of selling my X1 and upgrading. Where can you get the 4805 for $899? Is it an authorized Infocus dealer?
     
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    B&H Photo and Video has them selling at $999 and Infocus has a $100 rebate that is good until the end of September. i found B&H through the infocus web site. They are an authorized dealer.

    How long have you had your X1? Have you been happy with it?
     
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    Jeff, I've had it just over 1 year. It's been great, I've never had a problem with it. I clean the filter screen every 250 hours. I have about 850 hours on the original bulb. I use it in 16:9 mode with a 16:9 DIY screen.
     

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