Summary: I wish they could reduce the size of the system, elimate the need for the exhaust hose. But since it has a hose, I wish it were smaller. I like the color, it doesn't leak, quite, remote control, easy to set at any time. I feel more secure in my home. Because my windows are secure now.
Summary: We decided to look for some sort of portable a/c for a room that wouldn't cool as nicely as the rest of the house. Shopped around and found this one. At first, we were a bit hesitant to buy something of this nature from eBay without seeing it in person, but we figured we'd give it a shot and its great!! Nice and cool, not noisy at all, and very easy to set up..much nicer than those old school a/c wall units we all had at one time or another.
Summary: This unit worked great for a while, although it was only used during the hot summer days. Then a few days ago, I noticed that it had started leaking down the wheels of the machine when it was turned on. Now the carpet underneath smells all nasty and the bedroom has a very large, expensive, and useless device.
Summary: The box says that this is recommended for rooms 360 to 410 square feet. My room is less than 380 square feet and has low ceilings. This unit did not cool down my room at all. It was only 83 degrees outside, I ran the unit for 3 hours and the inside did not get any cooler than 81 degrees. I let the unit run as the outside temperature cooled to 79 degrees and inside remained at 81 degrees. I ran it againg the next day.
Summary: This AC unit cools very well, and also dehumidifies pretty well. I installed it in my 25' x 20' basement as we have a people over for get togethers frequently, and the basement would get very warm and humid. This AC unit works great, and keeps the area both cool and much drier. We tried dehumidifiers, and while they worked for the humidity, they put out a lot of heat. My biggest problem was installing the vent in the tilt-in basement window.
Pros: Cools the Whole Room, Easy To Install, Quiet
Summary: Great portable air conditioner for for the price. The Sharp CVP10NC-RB is much quieter than units I've had in the past, which makes it great for bedroom use. The manual could be better, and in a general criticism, I dislike products that only can be controlled by remote (however it's almost impossible to find a portable AC that doesn't work that way.
Pros: Accurate Temperature Controls, Cools the Whole Room, Easy To Install, Easy Window Installation, Even Air Distribution, Quiet
Summary: The unit in the store has very quiet setting. You can get same result putting temp to 80...and low fan. Also, due to loose some parts, you will hear vibration noise. It's bucketless, but you still has to remove water. It's mixed bag.
Pros: Accurate Temperature Controls, Cools the Whole Room, Easy To Install, Easy Window Installation, Even Air Distribution
Summary: I bought one from Costo for its "library quiet" claim. Unfortunately, it is quiet in the FAN ONLY mode (without a/c), set at the lowest speed. As soon at the A/C kicks in (when the compressor turns on), it becomes very loud, no matter what speed the fan is set at. If you are looking for something quiet, keep looking. The auto evaporation might not be working properly either.
Summary: UPDATE 5/5/2010: This unit is still running as efficiently and effectively as ever. We are very, very happy with our purchase. --------------- About a month and a half ago, my husband and I purchased this at our local Costco (because of good pricing and their great return policy) after researching and reading mixed online reviews on MANY, MANY portable air conditioners. He's in the Navy, so we're currently living in Port Hueneme, CA (Southern CA near L.A.