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). The picute was "dull" and I even changed the screen so it had a gain of 1.8, which did seem to help with the brightness (my HT room has no windows).
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. I hope to have it by this summer as I live in a complex of Townhomes and we are under contract until that time. I paid $5200CDN for the projector and mount and $1300CDN for the daylite screen.
Summary: Personal Experience Love this projector. I've owned it for about 5 months. I've had 2 failures, see below. However, I have to say that the projector is awesome when it is functioning. I have it installed in a 22' X 20' center of house living room. The room has vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan, ceiling fan is a must in Texas heat. Due to this I installed it on the back wall.
Summary: Personal Experience Very happy with picture quality, detials, resolution etc. However see below. Problems Very satisfied for about 5-6 months until suddenly the fan got rough and noisy. When the unit was returned from service,the fan was back to normal. However, I noticed a new problem immediately. When I open the dvd drawer and extract the dvd disc, I now noticed the images does a one or two sec flicker. The images are also slanted from left to right.