I picked up this projector at Staples for only $275! I used it at a couple of bullriding events this weekend (slow motion replays up on the big screen). It worked great (2700 lumens was quite bright enough) and is already half paid off from the rental fees. It's "only" 800x600 (SVGA) resolution, but just fine for what I need. The bulb is rated for 6000 hours and is available online for about $200. Next projection project? Hmm, maybe I'll set up a white sheet in my living room window and put up some scary video on Halloween evening!