Summary: I use a Screenplay 5700 in my own home theater. Pros: 1. Colors are vivid and lamp is bright. You can buy a projector screen if you want, but using a flat wall for the screen is perfectly fine. (Even a wall that isn't white or gray- my wall is yellow) You can adjust colors easily to compensate for whatever surface you have. 2. The room doesn't have to be entirely dark- you will still be able to see the picture fine when your room is partially lit. 3.
Summary: I boughtr this projector for my classroom. Todqy's kids are very much into media and animation. After many years in the classroom, I've learned that you have to step up your game to keep your student intersted in material that would otherwise seem irrelevant to them. With the projector, I am able to present many visual points of interest and infuse technology further into my presentation.
Summary: I PURCHASED A REFURBISHED INFOCUS 5700 PROJECTOR. NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS. THE LAMP HAD NEARLY 2000 HOURS ON IT. THE CONROL FOR DOWN WOULD NOT WORK. EVIDENTLY INFOCUS IS NOT REMANUFACTURING THESE UNITS AS THEY STATE. INFOCUS OFFERS A TRADE IN DEAL. THEY WILL GIVE YOU UP TO $150. FOR YOUR OLD UNIT (READ BETWEEN THE LINES.) TRY TO GET INFOCUS TO HONOR A WARRANTY, EVEN MORE TROUBLE. THEY DANCE AROUND YOU UNTIL YOU ARE FED UP. THEIR SERVICE TECHS ARE NOT CUSTOMER FRIENDLY.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought upon recommendation and reading glowing reviews of the product here at Projector Central and elsewhere on the net. Plug and play claims are so true! Fabulous right out of the box! Ease of operation is amazing. Color and sharpness are very impressive. Contrast and other picture parameters are superb. Best in a controlled light situation, but brightness will allow acceptable operation in certain lighting conditions.
Summary: Personal Experience I upgraded from the X1 to the 5700. My first reaction viewing 480p was it seemed more film like,the color over all more true to life.The main reason I wanted to upgrade was so I could use my upconverter dvd player,DVI..Upconverted 1080I is Awesome......$1350 refurbish..Much improved picture over the X1,even though the X1 produced a good pic.... Problems Fan noise is not a problem...
Summary: Personal Experience This projector has been GREAT! I started off with a ViewSonic PJ550 (it was really good with HD sources). I upgraded to this about 10 months ago and have put aprox 900 hours on it. I use it for evrything. The color on this SP5700 is better than any projector I have seen. The picture quality is very good, especially HD content. The Xbox 360 is amazing on this. It is not too loud, but creates alot off heat through the fans.
Summary: Personal Experience Basically a very good projector. Great picture. Colors are really superb and contrast is good. To me the only thing that could be better is some more light-output. Problems Sometimes the projector looses its input-channel. This happens once every 4 or 5 movies. It then searches for an input-channel (again) and while doing this there is no picture. Further, the construction is a bit "cracky".
Summary: Personal Experience It's by far the best projector I ever have enjoyed. I was coming from LCD, and even if LCDs have improved, I can't think of one at the same level of this one for the same price. The view experience is outstanding, the deepness of the image wonderful. Problems The DLP panel of the projector I bought broke after two months of use, and Infocus changed the projector with no expenses for me in 2 days. Great!
Summary: Excellent Picture. Deep darks, bright and excellent colors. Simple setup. Open box, plug and play. Manual focus and zoom is simple to use. You don't need a lot of room to have a 90" screen in your house. Only drawback is the fan noise. But can be get used to.
Summary: Personal Experience I am truly amazed at just how good this projector is able to produce the images it does. The first reaction from my friends is usually jaw dropping, then followed by "Oh My God". I use this in a finished basement in a room with controllable light. DVD quality is very good but is exceptional with HD TV. Baseball and other sporting events are mind blowing. The black levels are so good the picture looks three dimentional (No Joke).