IN76 Projector Review - Warranty
InFocus provides a one year Parts and Labor warranty (US) on the Play Big IN76 home theater projector. The lamp comes with a 6 month warranty, three months longer than most competitors provide.
One year, makes it one of the shorter standard warranties available. Of directly competing projectors we've reviewed, only Panasonic, with PT-AE900u also offers only one year. (Optoma 2 years on the HD72, Epson 2 years, with overnight replacement on the Cinema 550, Sanyo PLVZ4 and BenQ PE7700 3 years...)
InFocus does offer optional 1, 2, or 3 year extended warranties with list prices of $149, $249, and $349. Since any major failure with a projector can cost so much that it makes more sense to toss it out, and replace it with the newest technology, which will no doubt cost less a couple of years out, I would recommend at least buying the one year extended warranty. How does that old Clint Eastwood saying go: "Do you feel lucky? Well, do you?"
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Since you can buy the extended warranty, you can get the same coverage (or longer) that most other projectors have (2 or 3 years), you just have to factor the cost of the extended warranty into your total cost of buying the projector.
InFocus also offers an $89 lamp warranty extension. Unlike just about everyone, since they provide a 6 month lamp warranty, so you are paying $89 for an extra 6 months. If you are a very heavy user, you might want to roll the dice on this option. Of course, since InFocus claims 3000 hours on the lamp in any mode, even a 40 hour a week user will only hit 2000 hours or so in one year. Still, lamps can and do, in many cases, fail well before the average hours claimed. Tough call. More of a "piece of mind" issue, as compared to buying an extra one or two years on the projector itself, which I would encourage.