Summary: I was looking for a used X3 projector like mine in order to take the Controller Board from it (Hopefully in good order) and replace the one from my other X3. A new controller board would cost almost $300. I got the whole X3 for $169 (includes shipping) and the projector works! Just needs a lamp. I still vamped the board as planned and put it in my former projector. There are still many other good parts I can use for replacements.
Summary: i've had our projector about 3 years now. the 4000 hour bulb only lasted about 1000 to 1500 hours , until i started removing the bulb assembly and cleaning the screen. it seems to last alot longer now. we use it for our home tv. i have it mounted upside down and its shooting 110 inches. the dpl is great on high def. channels. i did have to put blinds in the windows to help the black quality in the day.
Summary: Personal Experience After 4 yrs of use and 3 full length movies per night, our bulb never failed, but the projector died BEFORE the bulb ran out. We think this is great service, but replacement is sticky due to ceiling mount, screw holes, placement, etc., so we are looking for yet another X3 to replace it. The picture quality never failed in all 4 years and we loved it's simplicity. Our unit never was loud nor "hot" and the casing kept out dust.
Summary: Personal Experience I replaced my X1 with an X3. While I had the two projectors, I did a direct comparison by projecting both of them onto the same screen together using the exact same source (DVD) so I was able to see exactly how the two pictures matched up. As much as I liked my X1, the picture on the X3 is far superior, brighter, sharper with way more detail, not only in the shadows, but highlights as well. It really is no contest.
Summary: Personal Experience Fantastic projector, will astonish all your mates and family... Started with connecting thinkpad @ 1024 by 768 res on dvds with a decent 7.1 channel surrond system, still doin it! havent got a hdtv source just yet, but from readin reviews, it's revouloutionary on this piece of kit with the correct cables, M1 to component i think.. Goin to purchase a ps3 in november, it has hd incorp so look forward to seeing that.
Summary: Personal Experience "Good to Go", i had it for almost a year, couldn't ask for much more then this for its money, i'm not the biggest Projector nerd out here but i will say this is a pretty damn good projector! if it get any clearer then this i would like to see it!
Summary: Personal Experience This is my first projector, but I did A LOT of researching before buying this. I searched and waited for about 6 months, non stop. Usually reading about projectors once a day. Anyway, I was between this and the Sanyo PLV-Z3 or Z4. They're more expensive, but I was almost willing to pay that extra bit. I decided on this because I'm a college student putting it in an apartment...obviously not much cash, and not much room.
Summary: Personal Experience I have had the projector for a while. It is nice with a great picture. I ave watched HDTV on it and it is fantastic! There are a lot of settings to adjust for picture quality. The lamp is rated for 4000 hours! It was an unbeatable projector and I had to have it. A color saturation adjust would be nice though. Problems I only encountered one problem and that was that after having it a little while I had the analog go out on the projector.