Summary: We purchased this projector three years ago for our basement theater room. Was ok as a beginner projector, but not great. We bought an extended warranty plan for three years and about two weeks after the warranty ran out started having problems with it turning on. Had to send it to an approved Epson repair and was told that the power assembly needed to be replaced for a cost of $400. They also said the bulb needed to be replaced, when we only had about 800 hours on it.
Summary: I purchased my Epson Powerlite Home 10+ about a year ago at Costco, and it came with a free giant sized projection screen. The screen is a must if you want good quality images - projecting the image onto a regular wall just does not do justice to the picture. Set up was easy. The unit worked out of the box - no fuss. I mounted it upside down on the ceiling in my kids' playroom.
Summary: I've owned and run this for about two years. It works fine in my basement "Home theatre." I project on to a wall that is painted with a custom color - paint recipe from the Internet. I have it showing about a 100" image in 4:3 format. It's been very trouble free. In my setup, I can get the room fairly dark. If you have a lot of ambient light, this isn't going to be the ideal projector. I'd recommend it to anyone, noting that this is NOT going to be your HD system.
Summary: Personal Experience I have never owned a Projector before so I really have nothing to compare it too but I have done my research on line about all the types of projectors out there and I thought I would try this one, Well I have been Really impressed ever sense I have set it up. This Projector will blow your socks off with its Great Color , Crisp Picture detail, and overall operation, I am using it on a 100 inch screen and everyone I have over can't believe how good this...
Summary: Personal Experience Bought this for movies and xbox 360 as well. Throw a 77" image from bout 8.5ft. I kept image smaller because I sit so close and didnt want to be bothered by screendoor effect. Projector has great iq on theater settings - tolerable on living room but horrid on "Dynamic". As with any older LCD projector - any color that is supposed to look uniform isnt quite perfect. I think that for the $400 I paid for it, its quite a bargin.
Summary: Personal Experience Great Value, great image, 120 inches from 15 feet away, barely any screen door, I seen this as low as $799 canadian. Bulbs are inexpensive. use for xbox 360, bell ev hdtv, and dvd.
Summary: Personal Experience Just love my new porjector was looking to buy something to make movies look like i'm going to to see them at the show. I went from a JVC 56 in. HDTV With DVI input to my new Epson powerlite 10+ great picture lot of bang for the buck $700 w/screen. dont see a whole lot of change. I look at it this way it's a big screen projector not like a reg. tv if you want big screen for your home this is what you need.
Summary: Personal Experience Deciding to buy a projector or a big screen tv. Hands down this was the best choice. I absolutely love this projector. I have seen some for upwards of twice the price and it can compete with the best of them any where near this price range. If this is your first home theatre you can't go wrong with this one. It comes with the screen and the although the remote is small it can perform all of the desired functions from the front or the back!
Summary: Personal Experience Great projector for the money. As everyone states in other comments, a larger remote would be nice. As long as you only use the component or computer input you won't be disappointed. S-Video or composite signals are just too low for a screen size that this projector is capable of. These low quality sources just look dull and unfocused. DVD, HDTV or computer signals fed into this little gem are incredible.