Pros: Pros are moot since now this projector is worthless
Cons: Extremely disappointed. Newegg apparently sold a batch of these that require the replacement bulb: 6E.J2K01.001 (elsewhere the vast majority of the Benq w500 projectors sold, take the widely available 5J.J2K02.001 Bulb.) Amazingly, this lamp, 6E.J2K01.001, is not sold by Benq or any other Bulb re...
Summary: I am extremely upset with benq. My projector just flat out died on me. It has poor picture a loud fan and is allways having some problem or another. Do your self a favor and NEVER get anything benq. i have never had a slightly good experiance with them.
Summary: Had mine for over two years now. I had a something burn out with my first six months, but I think this was due to power loss which did not allow the fan to kick on and cool the bulb down properly.
Summary: Personal Experience This is my first home theater projector. I did a lot of research before getting this three years ago. I purchased it used with only 110hrs. on the bulb. I have already gone through one bulb with around 2000 hrs.
Summary: I absoutely love this projector. I have used it in our home theater for over a year now and could not be more pleased. Excellent picture, installed easily and works great with all of our AV equpipment.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought this projector about 1 1/2 years ago and still love it. Purchased it back then for $750 and I cannot believe the quality I got for my money. We are using it on a 122" screen in our home theater and have ~800 hours on it. Never have had any problems at all.
Summary: This projector sits on a shelf 9 feet above a concrete floor. This past weekend, my son climbed a ladder to connect another device and accidentally knocked it off the shelf. After a 9 foot fall, it still powered on. The case was unhurt, and the lens bezel was bent slightly.
Pros: Very durable (see "other thoughts"). Bright, clear image...even after 450 hours of usage. Easy set up; lens shift is a great feature.
Cons: Fan noise, but it's no louder than other projectors I've been around.
Summary: I use this as my conference room projector, attached to a mac mini and cable box. Great Buy. Wish the projectors physical size was smaller. I was worried as this was my first projector, it wont be my last.
Pros: Looks Great, good inputs, hangs upside down well from the Vantage Point C 6" Mount. I have it projecting at 190" and it looks great. The positioning nozzle is great, and the digital tilt adjustment works nicely. No setup turn it on and plugged my laptop into and bam.
Cons: My place is well lit, a loft with two sliders for windows, during the day it is still visible but of course looks best when dark.