Summary: Personal Experience I Purchased this new of ebay for only $650 AUD. For this price I was not expecting much but thought it would be a good first projector. I have to say I am stunned by the quality. To be fair to all projectors I think they should be judged on the highest quality source such as Full HD broadcast tv, blue ray or a good upconverting DVD player, otherwise problems with the signal found in SD broadcast and standard dvd can reduce quality.
Summary: Personal Experience The picture is amazing. I have a 100 inch screen set up in the basement for it, HD is awesome on it. The only problem I have with it is that 480p picture looks a little pixelated.
Summary: Personal Experience Excellent image quality! I'm very happy that I've choose this projector! I thunk that it's the best choice ih this price level. I've already watched a lot of my favourite films, and every time it was like I watch these films the first time...
Summary: Personal Experience I bought this unit to replace my Optoma H31. The H31 had almost 4000 hours on it and was getting flaky. I saw this unit advertised for a good price and was looking to move up to a 720p projector. Out of the box the factory settings didn't look very good on my 100" screen. I ran video Essentials and dialed everything in. I use my Media Center PC exclusively so the projector gets everything at 720p and it does a great job. DVD's look fantastic.
Summary: Personal Experience This is my first projector. Overall I am very happy. The picture is great. There have been complaints about this projector not having speakers, but if you're like me you already have a suround sound system. Features the menu is great, easy to use. I wish the projector could zoom in a bit more, but I can live with the fact it can't. The keystone correction is very nice. I have my projector in an odd spot.
Summary: Personal Experience Lets break this down a bit: Image Quality: Some say its a bit soft, and it does have a slight color issue that nit-picky people like me can pick out when calibrating. However overall for its price, i'd say the image quality is excellent. You can achieve a decent black level without crushing your whites and blacks. Furthermore you achieve some very nice results when using the hdmi input.
Summary: Personal Experience No Rainbows, some see green push a little, but use the right Degamma setting and it is not an issue. Fan noise is not loud. You can find alot of info on avsforum on this projector. I upgraded from a BenQ PB6100 and this proj produces Excellent HD images and movie channels also. Regular SD also looks good with right settings. Im using these settings right now and they are making me happy.