Summary: After having it for several year, running for around 1000 hours I'm giving it up. It's far to noisy and picture quality is only average or below average. It's only 2000 lumen and thats not enough in our room for a clear sharp picture. Wide screen getting more common so thats another reason for me to get a modern "silent" one. Replacement parts far to expensive.
Summary: Personal Experience Well, just as long as you have a good source to hook up to it, then the picture is great. Problems the main problem i have found is the noise it makes. one of the fans is bad and i can't seem to find a replacement fan. Also, another person mentioned a "bleeding" of light out the front of the projector, mine has that too. Its not bad, just annoying.
Summary: It's now 2007 and I bought this projector in 2003 and it's still running strong. I use it to watch TV and DVDs. About half a year ago the bulb popped and I had to replace it. This was expected to happen at some point, but HP doesn't make it very easy to order the bulb online, you have to call and then they can't find the part etc.. And it was quite expensive ($500). The only other complaint I have is the noise level of the fan.
Summary: I have been reading the other reviews on this item and I thought I would say something about mine. I have not had any problems with it nor has it broken down within the past 4 months i've had it. the only problem i found with mine is the noise(i think it might be the fan or color wheel that needs to be lubricated). But other than that I think it is a very good projector. I just wish it had an HDMI input along with component.
Summary: Personal Experience If you have the opportunity to pick up one of these units, seriously consider it. I have owned mine for a little over a year having purchased from a large chain retailer on sale as a refurbished unit. We primarily use it as our main television source, giving us a 100 inch diagonal picture from less than 12 feet. This little unit is running at least 6 to 8 hours a day (generally more).
Summary: We bought this unit for use at the office and it worked great for the first few months. Then it started searching for signal from time to time. Now it just quits working after about 30-40 minutes with the Lamp Fail indicator lit. A shut down wait 5-10 min and restart gets it running again, at least for a time. After reading the other review about BenQ insides did a little searching and found the BenQ PB8220 looks very much the same as the VP6120.
Summary: Personal Experience I have now purchased 15 of these at Â£850 inc 3 yr care pack - next day swap-out. They are good value for DLP. Technically identical to Benq 8220 I think as I have one of these as well. Colours are a bit too vivid at times due to high level of contrast available. They are great for presentations but possibly not totaly suitable for home theatre. I think LCD technology still has the edge for that market. Problems None.
Summary: Personal Experience Great projector & features - just has problems with the picture with odd coliur flashes. Problems sub-liminal colour flashes of blue, green & red are evident, making its picutre uncomfortable for peop,e with eyesight that picks it up. HP denies their existance based on a survey of 3 HO staff.