As the projector lamp is reaching the end of its life, I looked up the cost of a new bulb, only to find that they are over £200. Plus VAT.
And the projectors, new, are around, er, £200 plus VAT.
True enough, the £200 projectors aren’t quite as good as the frankly brilliant bargain projector I picked up some 4 years ago, but for the use it sees, I don’t think it is worth buying another of the same resolution anyway. Plus, with a second projector, if something other than the bulb fails, I still have a projector.
So, to sum up, (low end) projectors are now like (low end) inkjet printers!