Summary: Comments about Hitachi Hitachi CP-X300 Projector: I calculated the cost of this projector versus the cost of a plasma tv half the screen size of what this projector could do, and in three years time, it was almost the same cost. And that's given that I use the projector a lot. Been contemplating HDTV, especially with all the nice new video game system sout there that utilizes HD.
Summary: Comments about Hitachi Hitachi CP-X300 Projector: This projector is great for video and I am in love with it. I never can figure out how they can put so much into something so small, but it can do so much for beings a little machine! We use it all the time to show videos and well as slide show pictures that we take at family reunions. 5 Stars!
Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy to use, Great picture quality, Reliable Performance
Summary: Personal Experience I'm using this for a basement home theater with an 86" 16:9 screen and it looks great. I found a new one on eBay for quite a bit less than the street price. Took a chance and glad I did. Great value and the throw I needed (perfect for basements as the image only drops a couple inches). Lots of adjustments, good color. In "cinema" and "whisper" its quiet and still plenty bright.
Summary: I ordered the CP-X300 for a new conf room I had to set up in the office. Let me tell you, it mounted up perfect and is plenty bright for office presentations. The cost of a re-placement bulb cost also played a factor and Hitachi has that down.
Summary: Personal Experience This projector is great for video, but a bit large for PC related use I think. I bought it for my home theatre, so it's perfect for me and I am finally truly happy! I have now tested (10) projectors over the past 6 years in my home theatre, and I am completly convinced that DLP is NOT an option.