Summary: I have had about 10 different projectors in my home so in many ways I know what to look for and how they compare against each other. This model has very poor OTB color calibration and even once calibrated with some basic tools it still didn't look as good as my HC4000 with the factory settings. The smell of burning plastic all the time for the first 100 hours was finally too much and I finally sent it back for a full refund. Is it bright? Yes. Is the contrast good? Yes.