Summary: Personal Experience The long term performance of the vp6111 in daily use environments has proved it unreliable, prone to a variety of failures beyond expected component replacements (particularly power supplies and physical inputs) and not at all a currently-worthwhile investment.
Summary: Lamp life is an issue with any projector. $500 for a new lamp after 1900 hours of use, which came up for us in only a couple years, using for home "theater" (movies) only, no TV watching. A few times we got an error at startup, but simply shutting off and turning back on solved the problem.
Pros: The features for the price is what impressed me the most.
Cons: "Credit card size remote" doesn't work very well.
Summary: Personal Experience I wanted to give back since this site was so helpful. I have the HP VP6111 set up for home theater. It's is excellent. I have 755 hours so far, and no problems. I have comcast HDTV and The Sox and the Patriots never looked better!
Summary: Personal Experience I got the HP VP6111 with a $200 rebate. $899 final cost. I had never seen DLP projection video before, but I did own a Novabeam Model 100 back about 10 years ago. I am using the Novabeam 72" screen, and am absolutly amazed at the brightness and clarity of the VP6111.
Summary: Personal Experience I was pretty surprised after having read some of the reviews on some websites on this projecor. It was very simple to set up and the quality was fantastic I had few adjustments to make on initial set up.
Summary: Personal Experience It has a component input that is a plus- no extra adapters needed (like infocus) Problems There is a when using progressive signals. It results in a flicker. This is horrible when used with dig cable. HP knows of the problem and says it is a conflict w/ some processors.