Infocus Sp4805 $1299 Free Shipping!!

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  1. Dr. Anthony Rosalia

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    Another amazing price drop at PlasmaDocs.com

    Infocus SP4805 854x480 DLP Projector WITH Faroudja



    [​IMG]$1299 WITH FREE SHIPPING!!

    We are a fully Authorized Infocus Dealer. Order yours today while we still have stock. This is an amazing price!!
    We honor all rebates and promotions.

    * * * We are currently sold out of the 4805 but will be getting stock in tomorrow on 12/8/2004 Thanks to all who ordered. Pre-order yours now to get on the list. Thanks HTF!
     
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    I have been told unofficially that if you ask for the free screen and the 30 foot SVideo cable that they will give those to you as well. They actually give you a rebate form to fill out and send in to InFocus, then InFocus sends you the screen and cable.

    That's awesome
     
  3. Parker Clack

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    Yeah. That is what I heard too. That is an awesome deal. You get this incredible projector with a 76 inch screen and free cable for less than what anyone else sells the projector for all from an authorized Infocus dealer. It is hard to beat that.

    So if you know of anyone that has been setting on the fence to get one of these projectors now is the time to do it. I doubt this deal last that long.

    Parker
     
  4. Evan M.

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    This is the best deal that I have seen for this projector....epecially from and authorized dealer. I do have a question though Anthony:

    I noticed on your website the return policy states something to the effect that returns will only be accepted if the unit is broken and will then be exchanged or credit will be given. What if I get one home and I hate it......it just doesn't work well in my space and I get terrible headaches from it. No place in my state sells the 4805 so I can't buy one localy to try it out. So if I am totaly unsatisfied and the unit works fine then I am stuck with it? Any info you can give would be greatly apreciated. You guys seem like a real class act and offer some of the best deals with some VERY quality stuff to boot!!
     
  5. Dr. Anthony Rosalia

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    We usually do not give exchanges as a rule on our site just because of abuse that has occurred in the past (somebody decides that they want to buy a screen and a projector for the superbowl) then return the unit thinking that they pulled a fast one. During the Christmas season we understand that people need a return policy. We offer even exchanges for products that are defective clearly and we will replace them immediately as soon as they are returned.

    We are nice guys and we will be more than happy to upgrade you to a better projector should you so desire. Just understand from a business standpoint it is hard to accept returns for merchandise as we not only loose profit, we also loose money because we can no longer sell the item as new. Other stores are dishonest and repack their equipment and resell as new. By law we cannot and since we sell them so cheap, we have to devalue the item. Since the margins are so low on these units, the % we must re-sell the unit is less than our cost. This is why we have instituted the 25% restocking fee on most of our normal merchandise. Since we are not a multi-million dollar store we can't just absorb that easily.

    To answer your question finally, if you do not like your item, we certainly do not want you to be unhappy. We will upgrade you to a better unit and not charge you a restocking fee as long as our profits cover such an upgrade and offset the loss. That is why we do not guarantee that they upgrade will be without cost to the consumer. We may not be able to offer you the best price on the upgrade due to this. We were on the other side of the counter many times and we understand. [​IMG] We just don't want to be taken advantage of is all.

    We are fair, you will never be stiffed but we do not want to make it open season on returns [​IMG]. I guarantee you will not want to return this unit unless you want to do true HD. For DVD's its awesome at normal sizes (92" and under about 12 feet or so distance from the screen and back) anything closer or larger screen will give you some blocky effects. Don't get me wrong, it will do HD without problems but not to the sharpness you would expect from a higher cost projector or plasma of HD comparable resolution. (1280x768) where the SP5000 or others would do.

    We are all about integrity. Most of our customers would agree that we are very fair and understanding and give great service. We try to insure that you get the right product for your needs the first time so returns are minimal. We don't lie or fluff up product information to make sales or sell at fire prices. We just tell the truth and the products sell themselves as we pick from some of the best. Not to toot our horn but it has allot to do with our knowledge base and understanding of the products that sets us apart. Since we have changed our policies, our return rate is so low, we have yet to have a return (no joke). [​IMG] People are more cautious and ask questions. That is why it is important to talk to us before buying so we can steer you in the right direction. That info is priceless to many and saves them a ton of headaches and returns. We won't sell you what you don't need as this store was not made as a cash cow factory. It's a bunch of enthusiasts like yourselves who just want to get good products to good people at decent prices and make some friends along the way. That is not your typical business model, but its what we are going with [​IMG]. We have had a ton of repeat business and word of mouth referrals to keep us going well.

    Thanks for your post and if you have any other concerns or questions please don't hesitate to ask. One of us will respond during the day and even the night usually. [​IMG] I hope that quelled any reservations.[​IMG]
     
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    I picked up an X1 from Infocus and couldn't stand the rainbow effects. It is from my understanding that people that had the same problem with the X1 that I did that got the 4805 didn't have the problems with the rainbows anymore.

    Also, from my understanding, the engineer that was responsible for the design of the 4805, 5700 and 7205 said that out of the three the 4805 did the best job of day to day use as far as DVDs, cable TV, etc. and that the 4805 would be the one he got. High praise from the guy responsible for the design of all three.

    At any rate, if you are wanting to get ahold of a DLP projector that does a fantastic job on DVD and SD pictures and can still handle a HiDef feed this is the projector for you. And at this price you will be hard press to find a better deal from an authorized dealer on the net.

    I guarantee that if I had the money and the realestate to have this FPTV it would be the one that I would have in my own system.

    Parker
     
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    Man, I wish I could afford this deal right now. You are the man, Doc!
    Here's hoping that I will have the cash when this unit drops to $999 [​IMG]

    -Joe
     
  8. Evan M.

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    Thank you so much for the prompt reply Anthony. I appreciate the detailed responce as to what goes on "behind the scenes". I agree with the way you conduct business completely and agree that your return policy makes a lot of sence. When I pick up my FP it will definately be through you folks..........now if I can just convince the wife to get one [​IMG].....
     
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    What kind of screen do they give you? Does anyone know?
    What are the measurements? All the same it sounds like a super deal!!
     
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    I currently have a Sharp XV-ZW99U that was in my house when I bought it. The bulb is getting into the 1300 hour range and with the cost of the bulbs I was thinking of just upgrading the projector.

    Can you guys give me a feel for how much of an upgrade would this be over my current projector? The way everything is arranged this is my primary (only) TV and also used for movies, etc. During the day, I can not currently get it dark enough to watch TV with the current setup (400 lumens).

    I guess I'm asking for a comparison (if possible) of brightness, lamp life, PQ, resolution. I would want to cieling mount and I have a 102" diagonal screen about 160 inches from the projector mount.
     
  11. Dr. Anthony Rosalia

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    Doug you have a PM [​IMG]

    Back in the day, that projector was one of the best. Many have surpassed them. Bulb upgrade would be in the $350 to $400 range. An upgrade to another type of 854x480 would be a best buy of the 4805 for 1299 shipped but this unit is 700 lumens, much brighter than what you have but not ideal. I recommend a 1000+ lumen output one for bright conditions and perhaps a better screen? Many of the old screens perhaps are not bright enough. Your current screen size would a perfect as long as you are about 12 feet away viewing from the set. We have many units available Be prepared in general to spend under 2000 for an 854x480 with/without faroudja. We have some for $1399 and $1299, around $1899 for a popular inexpensive 1280x768 3 chip LCD, and a new cheap and bright DLP in the 1024x576 range for the same price. PM me for details as I cannot advertise publicly any prices with units but this season our prices are amazing for HTF members.
     
  12. Dr. Anthony Rosalia

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    Here is some projector pricing people have been asking for:

    Published Prices

    Sample of 16:9 Unit Holiday Sales for HTF members (Call email or PM me for prices on call items as they are GREAT!)
    MAP= Minumum Advertised Price set by manufacturer

    Infocus sp4805____$1299 (854x480 DLP 2000:1 700 lumen) (Faroudja)
    Infocus sp5000____$1999 MAP Call (1280x768 LCD 1200:1 1000 lumen)
    JVC H X 2 U_______Call (1400x768)(Our Best Projector Deal NOT FOR NET SALES!)
    Mitsubishi HC3 ___$1699 (960x540 LCD 500:1 1300 ansi)
    NEC 1100+16:9lens_$4999 MAP Call (1024x768 DLP 3500:1 1100 lumen) Amazing
    NEC HT410_________$1495 MAP Call (854x480 DLP 1200:1 1000 lumen)
    NEC HT510_________$1999 MAP call (1024x576 DLP 1200:1 1000 lumen)
    BenQ PE8700_______call low price (1280x768 DLP 2500:1 1000 ansi) (DVDO Iscan chip)
    BenQ PE7800_______call low price (1024x576 DLP 2000:1 800 lumen)
    BenQ PE5120_______call low price (854x480 DLP 2000:1 1100 lumen)
    Hitachi Home1_____$1499 MAP Call (854x480 DLP 800:1 700 ansi)
    Sharp DT-300______$2899 (1024x576 DLP 2200:1 700 ansi)
    Sharp XV-Z200U____$2899 (1024x576 DLP 2200:1 700 ansi)
    Sharp XV-Z10000U__$6499 (1280x720 DLP 2600:1 800 ansi)
    Sharp XV-Z12000 __$7999 (1280x720 DLP 5500:1 900 ansi)
    Toshiba TDP-MT500_$2899 no 4:3 (1024x576 DLP 2500:1 700 lumen) (SI504 chip lng throw) (out of stock)
    Toshiba TLP-ET1___$1299 no DVI (1280x720 LCD 600:1 600 lumen) (Faroudja)(b/o 12/13/04)
    Toshiba TDP-MT8U _$4999 (1280x768 DLP 1400:1 1000 lumen) (Faroudja+Zeiss) (AKA InFocus SP7200)
    Toshiba TDP-MT800_$5299 (1280x768 DLP 2200:1 1100 lumen) (Faroudja+Zeiss) (AKA Infocus SP7205)
    Matinee 1HD ______$1299 (964x544 LCD 800:1 700 ansi) (AKA Sanyo PLV-Z1) 4 yr warranty
    Matinee 30HD _____$2999 MAP Call (1024x576 DLP 2000:1 800 ansi) 4 yr warranty
    Matinee 50HD _____$6499 MAP Call (1280x768 DLP 1700:1 1000 ansi) (Faroudja) 4 year warranty
    SIM Domino EV160__$5495 MAP Call (1024x576 DLP 2000:1 1000 ansi) (6000 hr lamp, industrial sealed)


    Sample of 4:3 with 16:9 Capability Sales for HTF members
    JVC S X 2 1 U H___Call (1400x1050) FREE $3500 Camcorder with purchase(NOT FOR NET SALE!)
    NEC HT1100 _______$4795 MAP Call (1024x768 DLP 3500:1 1100 lumen)
    NEC LT240K _______$2095 MAP Call (1024x768 DLP 2000:1 2000 ansi)
    NEC LT245 _______$2195 MAP Call (1024x768 DLP 2000:1 2200 ansi)
    Mitsubishi XD50U _$3995 MAP Call (1024x768 DLP 1500:1 1500 ansi)
    Mitsubishi XD300U_$5395 MAP Call (1024x768 DLP 2000:1 2100 ansi) (Faroudja)
    Infocus x2 _______$949M (800x600 DLP 2000:1 1500 lumen) (after $50 mail in rebate)
    Optoma H30________$1299 (1024x768 DLP 2000:1 800 lumen)

    If you do not see what you wanted email, pm or call us M-F 9:30-4PM EST Thanks HTF!


    BTW These prices INCLUDE SHIPPING!! Except for the X2.
     
  13. Paul-D

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    This is mainly a response for Doug-S

    I have heard the screen is a Draper screen that has been de-baged and will be sent out as a InFocus screen. It is aprroximately a 76" screen so it will measure about 37.5" x 67" in 16:9 format.

    Hope this helps everyone else out.
     
  14. Doug-S

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    Thanks Paul[​IMG]
     
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    I've seen the 4805, 5705 and the 7205 at the local Infocus dealer and have a hard time believing that anyone would choose the 4805 over the 7205. I've watched numerous DVDs and satellite television (both HDTV and other) on these projectors-to each his own, but the difference between the two just isn't even close!

    I just re-read this and it sounds a bit harsh-should I add a smiley? [​IMG]

    David
     
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    Anthony, If I saw correctly, on the Infocus wesite the 4805 msrp was just reduced to 1,299$. I think this just went into effect today so of course at the time your price certainly was the best. Of course as a consumer I have to ask this next question......Now that Infocus has reduced the price to the same price you are selling it will you in turn lower your price?? Thanks for any info you can offer.
     
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    Ouch. It was eventually going to happen. It always does [​IMG] We still offer free shipping which is cheaper than Infocus Direct but we cut these to the bone to offer you guys savings. Our cost on this is too high to start lowering it again [​IMG] It is still the best deal on the net in a projector. I think it's all about loyalty and spirit rather than a few dollars don't you think? What price can you put on integrity? We offered it to the HTF at blowout prices before anyone and offered it to you guys first. I think that speaks volumes.

    This unfortunately is the price game, who beats who, who can lower faster, who is willing to sacrifice profit for sales. As a small retailer of integrity unfortunately we can't do that the way a multi-multi million dollar store can. We are a community HTF sponsor store that offers you great stuff at great prices. I wish I could lower it but in order for us to do minimal business (infocus BTW makes its MSRP very close to cost now that it's dropped) we have to keep the price the same but with FREE shipping as our original sale. Otherwise, we couldn't stay in business and we wouldn't be able to afford advertising here or give you amazing service and great repeat service on a ton of great stuff.

    Thanks for your support. We love the HTF!
     
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    Thanks for the reply and explanation Anthony, I certainly respect what you are saying. I am sure projectors are a tough thing to price out with the way prices seem to plummet on them in a single year! I can't think of any other piece of HT gear that drops in price soooo quick.....heck....2 weeks ago you had by FAR the best deal going!! Scary stuff......... If I get the ok from the wife though I still plan to go through you folks if no local dealers will be carrying it......and I doubt anyplace around me will....
     
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    New models come out monthly in all aspects of home electronics and if you are slow it passes you by. Things can drop by hundreds or even thousands of dollars. If you bought too many items as a retailer and do not move enough products, you are stuck with a high priced item you may never get rid of when the price plummets overnight. It's a never-ending war it seems.

    This is why we love the HTF... great people like you who make what we do worth while. Thanks. [​IMG]
     

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