Summary: Generally good, if you can find it very cheap, otherwise avoid.
Pros: YOU CAN UNPLUG IT WITHOUT THE BULB BLOWING (YAY!) - i.e. it doesn't need to cool down after switching off like every other projector I've ever used! 1024x768 resolution. Better than anything else from that era (its old though!)
Cons: LCDs can suffer from discolouration. Lamp not amazingly bright. Lamp hours counter can reset itself without removing the lamp. Lamp is very very expensive. Menu system very poor. Remote controller very poor. Connectors not brilliant.
Summary: Personal Experience I bought this model refurbished. The screen is super bright in the dark. Makes for a great home movie experience; however, is practically useless in any kind of daylight. The huge screen capabilites really gives you an in-your-face picture when you walk into a room, given you have the wall space for it. Video games are completely tranformed in the new aspect. Great value for the money. Problems The cost of a replacement bulb is pretty high.
Summary: Personal Experience If you get a good price for this projector, don't wait for buying it. The quiality is all good enough for don't buy anyone better. Exelent for movies and also games! Problems Yes. The cable to connect the the computer was damaged after some use. I had to create an own.
Summary: Personal Experience I am very disappointed that the blue polarizer has burnt only after 160 hours of use and i have a very yellowish picture! I live in a very warm country so the projector gets quite warm...i needs alot of fan assisted ventilation. Problems I have not yet been able to find a reliable source for a replacement polarizer and Infocus says to replace the entire optical engine (costs as much as a new projector!
Summary: Personal Experience I bought this projector for $400 on eBay as a "for parts only" - the lens was smashed. I dont know why but I just bought it! When it got to me, I realised that it has only 242hrs of lamp use (so it has at least 1700hrs left), and all it needed was a new lens. Even with that I could still watch a movie at ease - my pal couldnt even tell the lens was broken until i showed her! I bought a lens from another eBayer for $15 and fixed it myself. Wah La!
Summary: Personal Experience This was my first projector ever so my impressions might not be totally accurate. I found the ability to play HDTV content amazing (with newest software upgrade). Even though I haven't tried it myself yet. The picture is great and has good contrast, at least good enough to satisfy me. The construction is great. It gives a great sense of quality.