Summary: This projector has incredible quality for the price. The black detail is as to be expected for a low cost 720p projector however the detail is there everywhere else. The colors really pop although you need a dark room for this. If your room is lighter like mine is during the day, then you can switch the color mode to dynamic and it will wash out the colors but will give you the visibility necessary to see the screen even with the light.
Summary: Mine is bigger than yours. Yeah, you read that right. How big is your TV? 50"? 60"? Maybe 75" if you really splurged? Well, just for comparison, my 170" screen gives me a larger picture than a 3x3 grid of 50" TVs. That's more than 9x the screen size of the most common "big screen" TVs. When I was going to replace my old 24" tube TV, I had a few options and didn't like any of them.
Great product, great value. I highly recommend it.
2 November 2012
Summary: This projector rules. The ceiling mounting process (and the tweaking of the yaw/pitch of the actual mount) was a project, but totally worth it. This met my technical requirements and for $500 it was a GREAT deal compared to many 2500+ lumen HD projectors. I highly recommend it.
Summary: Although it is more than two years old now, my lamp is still exceptionally bright, and the colors are vivid. This is an excellent projector, especially for those looking to have a "budget" home theatre.
Summary: I was lucky enough to purchase this unit some 6 years ago. It is paired with a Onkyo 605 B. I couldn't be happier with this product. It does alot of stuff. My main focus is How long will it produce a picture. The replacement bulbs are expensive. I bought a service agreement to cover 5 years of service from GE. To be honest this unit is so reliable. I didn't even need the service contract. I never used it.
Summary: What a great projector for the money. Not sure how a 1080P projector could be that much better. Watched Avatar last night on bluray and was blown away. Had an old projector previously that doesn't come close. I plan to use this projector for both work and play. It is bright enough that I know powerpoint presentations will be visible even in a lighted room. Picture is awesome with bluray connected using hdmi.
Summary: Personal Experience i cant say that i didnt just get a bad one! maybe i did ? i really thought it was off in skin tones no matter what the video was dull compared the Ax200 that was showing the same bluray , i sent it back to the supplier not a bad projector just not on the Ax200 level but costing more ? but as a rule i dont trash a projector til i have had more than one to test and today i was at a customers house and saw another power lite 720 in action.
Summary: Personal Experience [Had the projector for 8 months] Picture is very bright in 'dynamic' mode, very usable for a 10ft wide image on a flat painted wall in a well lit room, but colors are unnaturally saturated--perfectly acceptable for daytime viewing, though. In a darkened room, the other modes like 'natural', or 'theatre' trade away that brightness for greatly improved color. Black levels and (ANSI-type) contrast are good, but not quite DLP good.