Summary: This projector is fantastic. Although used, it looks great and works great as well. It gets very hot, but I guess it's normal for such powerful unit. It arrived promptly and you can't really beat the price.
Fantastic Picture, Daytime Brightness, Great Value
P. Scott Pope "Scott Pope", Amazon
9 January 2010
Summary: The majority people who watch high-definition videos from my ceiling-mounted Dell 5100mp on a 120" screen are extremely impressed. With 3300 lumens virtually covering an entire wall in my living room in 720p, it provides a true theater experience.
Summary: Personal Experience I've been using this unit mounted on the ceiling of my lounge for 3 years. I have it connected to my PS3 via HDMI and to a PC over DVI via a DVI to the M1 connector and to my WII via component. The image is seriously bright.
Summary: Personal Experience I have owned this project for almost one year. The brightness and high resolution make it great for 'business' uses like displaying powerpoint slides. But it is terrible for PC-based video playback due to what are apparently inherent image-tearing problems.
Summary: Personal Experience The projector has very good resolution, and is good for computer graphics only. Video was not so great. My NEC LT260K smoked it. I just sold the Dell, and kept my NEC. Learn from my mistake, and stay away! Problems no problems...not good at all for HT.
Summary: Personal Experience At this price point you would be hard pressed to find a more solid, feature rich projector. The image quality rivals much more expensive units (Christie DS+25). When calibrated correctly, blacks are black, greens are green, reds are red, etc.
Summary: Personal Experience I have had the Dell 5100 now for about two months in my home theater. Definitely a big WOW. Hey, I can watch movies during the day time, something not really possible with lower lumen projectors. Setup was easy. The unit has a good sturdy feel to it, it's not a portable, no!
Summary: Personal Experience Dell 5100MP seems to be the very first projector within $5000 price range with truly hi-res output. And it's delivering with a huge WOW factor, particularly during photo images presentation from Windows slide show. That's the main reason for this investment.