Summary: Great intro projector for those who can't handle the HD prices. We use it to project our iTunes to the wall (creating a 10' by 8' image) from 12 feet away. It actually does pretty well under mid to high light situations.
Summary: This projector is the best investment I've made so far. The pictures are stunning, theatre-like and above all the sound is great! I love this projector, very lightweight and portable. I go everywhere with my projector!!
Summary: You have to watch out. I got several of these now... One particular projector was dusty, makes a noise at startup (like as if color wheel is delaminating) and I seriously doubt it was 'low hours'. Another projector sold 'for parts' had a blown power supply and no color wheel! geez, no usable parts there! The third one was perfect and worked right off, but you cannot assume the lamp will hold no matter what they tell you; always buy some more.
Summary: Personal Experience I really like everything except the primary reason I bought it. I cannot get it to work with my PC's DVI connection. I am using a ATI Radeon 9550 and it the projector simply does not display and Dell is no help at all.
Summary: Personal Experience Had this unit over a year, bulb blew out at 863 hours. (Far short of the listed 3K-5K hour lifetime claim-but what else is new) Good overall unit, appears brighter than the listed 1500 lumens. Comes in a nice case that protects the unit from damage and allows storage off all the associated cables with some room to spare. Problems Engineering flaw, it shoots the displayed image way too high. Forward and UP not straight forward.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought this second hand, but it was in near perfect condition with very very low hours on the bulb. It came in the soft case (which has a hard insert to protect the PJ). I am upgrading from an old Sony 1040q. Well, to say the least, this PJ is a huge step up for me, from the 1040q (CRT). I have never seen a DLP projector nor did I know how to find rainbows. The very moment I fired up an image I knew what rainbows were and that this projector has them.
Summary: Personal Experience This was my first projector. The first thing I noticed when I plugged it in to my laptop is that the color was a little inaccurate. This really isn't that big of a problem, since changing the color mode will fix that. The projector also does not do very well in dark scenes with default settings. Dark colors/greys tend to show up as black. Turning up the brightness and contrast really helps it though.
Summary: Personal Experience I've owned the 3300MP for three weeks now and even though I like this unit I'm sending it back tomorrow. I did a lot of research before I bought it and generally I would have been very happy with it except for two issues: 1) it is not very quiet and makes a small high pitch sound that is really annoying if you sit close to it; and 2) the proprietary M1-DA digital input makes things impossible if you need a M1-DA to DVI cable longer than 6 feet (good...
Summary: Personal Experience This projector is pretty great, very cheap and with a 5000 hr lamp life how could I resist? I use it mostly for DVD's and HDTV both of which look great. I use it in a dark room and the picture is perfect. With some lighting some colour is lost but what do you expect.. When projecting computer picture is great but you can see some heat waves coming off the lamp for the first little bit..
Pros: Very compact, light, great picture quality, easy to set up and very user-friendly. For the purpose of a business presentation/demonstration this one is a winner!
Cons: Fan noise. This is fine for business use but wouldn't want for home use..too loud. Also, the color yellow is muted. Depending on what mode you are in sometimes yellow doesn't even appear. It also gets pretty hot.