Summary: When I want a presentation to look fantastic, I take this projector. It's larger, heavier and pricier than some, but it's brilliantly bright and sharp with perfect color reproduction. When switched off, the fan turns on really high for a few seconds, and presumably cools the bulb down sufficiently to pack it right away. It's been a few years since I bought it, and my model doesn't have HDMI input. Aside from that, it was a great buy.
Summary: I had this projector for 1 more than year now. No regret. Things you should know when you buy this projector vs others: Depending on the use you may want to sacrifice some dynamic (contrast ratio) for more brightness (lumens), at a given price. - 3000:1 may be a small contrast ratio compared to some other projectors of its category.