Summary: Great projector for it's age. Needs bulbs more often than mfr says. Have had one for 8 yars or so and been pleased. Can't beat the cost now that they are not made any longer and there are plenty of used ones out there.
Summary: Personal Experience I've had the projector since June 2006, just about 5 1/2 years of use, and still running very well. The original lamp has 3645 hrs, as of this writing. I've always used it on the low lamp setting, and allowed the lamp to cool with the fan running, and not naturally. I shoot it against a 120 inch screen, and the image looks wonderful. Unit has great features, it projects in 1080i with my Dish Network receiver, and throws a very nice picture.
I feel Lucky To have gotten such a good deal. Great Product!
21 September 2011
Summary: It was exactly as offered, Unit Works Great! Very Happy with the purchase. I bought the Infocus 4805 Screenplay to replace one that had a broken part, It is a great running piece of equipment and very versatile, Great Picture and Quality! Of all the Home and Commercial Units out there the Infocus 4805 is a contender among the best.
Summary: I have owned one of these since what 2005 or 06 and the quality for the money couldn't be beat. The fan went out.... so I was looking for a replacement and found one because it fit my indoor theatre. When I have people over they are amazed at the size and color of the picture that bounces off a light grey wall.
Summary: I have had two 4805 projector's . They really are not made for constant use , on average you can get 3,ooo hours of screen time before replaceing one. The problem is that they need Maintenance which most people don't do. The lamp should be blown out every 90 days and the color wheel needs some lube. That being said , it is one of the best camera's for the money around.
Summary: Personal Experience I've had my SP48055 for about 4 years now. Don't know what all the trashing about Infocus projectors. I'm on my 3rd bulb. Original bulb lasted about 1500 hours, second bulb 3000 hours. I started out with StdDef DirectTV and now I'm using Comcast HDTV. My projector resolves to 1080i and I think it has a beautiful image. I never shut it down with the power switch(ceiling mounted in Basement) and alway use remote control. Fan runs after light goes out.