Summary: Personal Experience Have had one for about 3 years now, it has over 3000 hrs of use and still on the original bulb. I dont know about MSRP being $1400, I bought mine for half that new at a store. At that price I think its been a great value. Does not respond to remote very well. 720p looks great on it, 1080i, still worthy of calling HD but not quite as good (no experience with 1080p, but I am guessing it wouldnt do it justice).