Summary: I bought the extra warranty instead of returning it. Fingers crossed. It's also worth noting that the projector was shipped in its retail box. Newegg verified via email that is how they are sent.
Pros: It works as advertised. I've owned this for a short time, but I can certainly agree with most of the great reviews. I've used this product every day since receiving it and have had no problems. My expectations were certainly met.
Cons: A year from now, I might be able to give this product 5 eggs. But for now, here is my issue with the product. The box sent to me had security stickers placed over the original factory tape. The box had obviously been opened before being sent. The contents appeared new except for the smudge on the bulb. I'm just not sure if I received a "new in box" product.
Summary: I purchased this product in May, 2014 and used it for a few business presentations. This summer, I built a screen with Carl's folder cloth and was initially very pleased with the brightness and color renditions of the projected image. Then, with a mere 17 hours on the unit (display menu shows elapsed bulb time), the picture completely failed color-wise. I am sending it back for warranty repair now.
Summary: Advise from experience, 1 Even you want to spend couple of hundred dollars more, Buy from best in the product manufacturers. 2 Don’t believe buying from Amazon is worry free. Third party Seller might be horrible when it comes to return. I upgraded from Viewsonic to Acer to have 3D , (The only 1 star is for on time delivery , might go to carrier). As I bought this product, I also upgraded to LG BP530 player, and bought RF shutter glasses.