Summary: I have used the BenQ PB2220 projector in the past and was very familiar with it. This little bundle packs a superb picture, it is light weight for easy mobility, the image is sharp and bright. There are similar units in the market, but this one rates very high with me.
Summary: Personal Experience I had no problem setting up the projector, all setup was easy. The only problem is that this thing is LOUD, alot more that I thought it would be. Although with the music from the home theatre on you forget quickly. I use it with windows MCE 2005 for tv and video games. Problems on two occasions the projector started but the bulb never came on, and this was only after the first few weeks I had the projector.
Summary: Personal Experience I had my hopes up for this one. The only exceptional features are it size and XGA resolution. Everything else is so-so. Worst features are an incredibly loud fan that rivals the noise from a hairdryer on low setting. Color is definitely tinted towards orange-red and there was nothing I could do about it. Focus was oddy inconsistent. DVDs looked fuzzy even at 480p.
Summary: Personal Experience Very compact projector. In a dark room can produce a massive image (>3m), although I have had it set up for just under 2.5 which gives good performance with some background lighting. Brilliant colours and contrast. Perfect for watching DVD's in style. Have not been bothered by the so called rainbow effects. Only way to see them is if you blink very rapidly or shake your head quickly. I don't normally do this when watching movies!
Summary: Personal Experience Works fine when it works. Very small and portable and has good features for size/price. Problems It seems to me that all BenQ PB2220's have some design flaw where the fan eventually goes bad and starts ringing very loudly. When I first got mine, it worked well for about 3 months and then developed a very loud fan ringing that eventually evolved into a fan clanging and then into the fan not working.
Summary: Personal Experience Everything looked good but the quality of the image suffered. I put up color bars and noticed that the screen did not project the same colors as on my computer screen. I compared a Sony projector and their colors were good. Problems Does not project the true colors of the original. The yellow bar looked green. The picture of a person's face did not look good. I called BENQ and they said that is normal. It is how the color wheel projects colors.
Summary: Personal Experience A couple of minor nice to haves are: - Econ mode that stays without having to re-select it every time. - Vertical / horizontal image positioning for video input. The projector throws the image up quite high and it would be nice if the image position could be adjusted without having to tilt the whole unit and correct the image using keystone adjustments Problems Color out of the box needs adjustment.
Summary: Personal Experience I'm going to buy a projector for Home Theatre use. I had a chance to try this projector. The image quality was good enogh, but I'm not fully convinced. I'm eagerly waiting for Infocus 4805. Problems After a few days the projector cannot receive signal from computer. When I start the system there is the computer image, but after a few sec. the image is disappear and only the BenQ logo is displayed.