Summary: product brand was one of the deciding factors because of their warrenty policy. Also this unit had all the features that make it possible to use without having a completely dark room. The only draw back is that with a ceiling mount the filter is on the top so the unit has to be taken down to clean it. So far I am more than satisified with the picture quality with a 96" screen.
Summary: Personal Experience i have two of these one in the basement and one in the bedroom now my wife wants me to put one in the livingroom. i wanted a 52" sony xbr for 4000 but for the price i'm better of buying another projector, not only will i get a bigger screen i now don't have to leave the couch to watch tv on a big screen dreams really do come true :):):):):):) Problems wife now wants me to put a third projector in the house.
Summary: Personal Experience this is my second unit i have one in the basement and one in the bedroom. love this thing. the one problem i have is people are always asking me to help them find the cheapest price for it too much work at &^*&()*)()i found it for 549 after rebate.
Summary: Personal Experience This PJ represents an excellent bang for your buck. This projector is rated at 1500 lumens which is plenty. Watched the Superbowl with plenty of light in the room in Theater mode / living room mode and the picture was very viewable. A 1200 lumen PJ would probably be more than enough for "ambient" light conditions. Picture is crystal clear. PJ is very easy to place which is why I went LCD. Very versatile PJ which is installed at the back of my bedroom.
Summary: Personal Experience I now have 100 hours on the bulb and the projector still looks as good as when I purchased it. Very happy with the purchase I have the projector mounted 12'8" from a 106" screen all done using the optics adjustments no digital correction /enhancement needed. Projector Point was very knowledgeable and great vendor to work with. My best critic is my wife who said, " I really am enjoying our new home theater.
Summary: Personal Experience This projector produces a great looking sharp detailed image. It is very bright, and once properly adjusted can give you good black level for a LCD product and very accurate color. Epson's service is always top notch, and their warranty is one of the best in the industry. I am not quite sure why this site gave it a 3 of 5 on picture quality when they gave the 550 from Epson very high marks just last year.