Summary: Personal Experience Paid good money received bad reliabilty. Purchased over 5 years ago when just introduced. Total of 70 hours on lamp Remote broke / dicontinued Infra red sensor also out, discontinued Nice picture easy to use for 70 hours..then? Equates to $50 per hour to operate
Summary: Personal Experience I needed a high quality short throw projector for an outside covered patio installation. I picked this up for $150 on eBay with a ceiling mount and monster cables,like brand new ( 1000 hrs).
Summary: Personal Experience I'v owned this projector for 5 years now and only use it for movie viewing in a theater room the picture to me is outstanding. Problems I only have 1300 hours on bulb and the unit now automatically shuts down and the red bulb warning light start blinking and you can not shut it...
Summary: Personal Experience This is a very good projector, but the fan is way too loud. Has anyone done any modifications to make it quieter? If anyone has info on a successful fan replacement or fan modification, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks Jason Problems Fan is way too loud.
Summary: Personal Experience I have had this projector for 13 months. The install wsa very easy but the picture quality is poor. I had noticed there was a fan noise issue after the projector was on for a short time (just assumed it was the due to the lamp generated heat).
Summary: Personal Experience This is my third Pj now and I must say I am quite pleased. I used avia and forum users settings with unbelievable results. Truely an amazing machine with A little tweaking.It's fun to watch my friends jaws drop while wathing a 576p dvd image at 120".
Summary: Personal Experience I've had my 8700 for over a year now and I can't rave enough about it. I optimized it using AVIA and since then, HD is incredible. It got it's first big showing at Superbowl 39, and I can't keep my neighbors away ever since then. Problems None, nada, zip (knock on wood).
Summary: Personal Experience I bought my BenQ projector last August of 04' and was amazed at the quality of picture as compared to regular TV. I am still waiting to see HDTV from the projector as I was told it is great.
Summary: Personal Experience I praise this BenQ very high. The contrast ratio of 2500:1 , where most others are 2000:1 maks a huge visible difference ! My first thoughts when I took in out of the box was ...Wow ...wow...wow Not only great viewing pleasure , but easy on the eye aswell !