Summary: Personal Experience Going on 8 years of ownership, I'm very happy with this projector. Average lamp time is only about 1500 hours, though, rather than the 2000 expected. The projector finally died when our power went out, and had a power surge when it came back on. Well, I eventually found a 'new in box' clearance on ebay for a home-1 (hitachi's other name for this projector) and bought it, and I'm happy again.
Summary: Personal Experience Recently upgraded from a Kodak V600 projector to the Hitachi PJ-TX10 The picture, colour, and contrast are fantastic and the super quiet fan is barely noticeable. Lens shift is a great feature and centres the image on my 110" screen perfectly The remote is easy to use and makes source selection and picture selection a breeze.
Summary: Personal Experience Very cheap, still beats any rear projection or plasma for bang for buck. (The smallest image i can get is still 63", and better quality than any rear projection). Short throw lens works well for small rooms. Fan is unnoticable, excellent. Remote works well, good functionality. Colour seems bright, contrast average. Using component connections through high quality cables, tho pj not properly calibrated yet.
Summary: Personal Experience I did alot of research on Projectors before i took the plunge and finally bought one. This project appealed to me as i have quite a small living room, so i needed something that had a "short throw", i also like the fact that it had horizontal and vertical shift. The image is colour rich and has good contrast. The projector is very quiet and is reasonably light and small.
Summary: Personal Experience This projector represents great value for money the picture quality is superb and it couldn't be easier to set up and use with a variety of picture settings and connection options and can produce a large picture from a short throw. It's an ideal projector for those with not a great deal of room to spare. It requires a darkened room for viewing and is a must buy for movie buffs looking for their very own home cinema experience on a budget.
Summary: Personal Experience Just got it the other day and have been testing it with every thing on my video shelf, action, cartoons and si-fi, all i can saw is wow. Would i get it again, yes. I looked a few cheaper ones with simular features and more lumen or contrast and this projector was way better. Problems just the usual with needing the room as dark as possible since it only 700 lumens.
Summary: Personal Experience Item purchased in Germany. Easy set-up, but no "how-to" guide to set up for optimal use with different types of inputs. You are left with the trial and error method of operation. Problems NO RGB OR S-VIDEO CABLES INCLUDED! Only component video cable included in unit, of no use when using with a laptop computer! Remote control is terrible design, always picking it up backwards, as it is wider at bottom/rear that it is on top/front, very un-ergonomic!
Summary: Personal Experience I did a ton of research, and in Canada, this seems to be the best product available at this price point. I looked at the Sanyo Z-1, but there weren't any dealers that had one to look at. In Focus 4805 isn't out yet, and will be in the $ 2500 range (CDN), for the same 848 x 480 resolution. Great in HD, but haven't had much DVD experience with it yet. Colour is great, and the lens shift is awesome.
Summary: Personal Experience I bought this recently and have about 10hrs on it so far. I love the lens shift feature and the whisper mode. I got it for $1399, not including s&h or tax. I paid neither. First projector. I think I am going to return it and go ahead and pick up a Sanyo Z2. For about $600 more I get native XGA 16:9. If not Ill opt for a Z1 and get 1/4 HD, with similar features for about $400 less.
Summary: Personal Experience I purchased the PJ-TX10 for use in a dedicated home theater room where the projector is 4.5m from the screen. I have been very impressed with the quality of the picture and the ability to adjust the vertical and horizontal position of the picture to allow greater flexibility when positioning the projector in the room. This is a value for money widescreen projector.