Summary: This was a great projector. Did everything I wanted it too. Quiet. Great picture quality. Great price. The only downside I had is that I have a very acute eye. So every once in awhile I'd see that rainbow effect for a brief millisecond that is common with DLPs. On this one it's hardly noticeable. However; it is there.
Summary: I've been using this machine for 2 1/2 years now and its been great- it has shut down 4 times in very hot & humid weather when I didn't use my AC. The picture is great. I project a 110" picture against a light grey wall from about 18 feet. The projector is shelf mounted only about 2" off the floor. I really love this machine & would recommend it.
Summary: Bought this as part of a home theater I pieced together. I read a lot of reviews from other sources and at the time I bought it, this projector was one of the best in it's price range. I don't know about its competitors but I have no complaints with this machine. Like all projectors, you do need a darkened room and good quality screen. Completely dark isn't necessary. I little bit of light to the side and behind the viewer is good. Blacks are nice and black.
Summary: After 14 months the projector failed. Would not light up. But under warrantee they replaced it quickly after I sent it back. The problem is that when it came back it would not work with my 35 foot HDMI cable like the old one did. It appeared to try to sync but would come up with NO SIGNAL. I bought an HDMI booster but that did not work at all. I had to go back to using component video that is barely worse that the 1080 HDMI.
Summary: This projector is amazing for the price. Great colors, fantastic contrast, full HD. It may need some color adjusting to fit your room, but you won't be disappointed. It doesn't have a dynamic iris, but it's still great, otherwise it'd be in the $2500+ price range. find a complete review at projectorreviews.com. absolutely amazing.
Summary: I had a Mitsubishi HC 900 and it gave me good service for well over 3 years. Even now it is serving me and when Mitsubishi launched the HC3800 1080P DLP, I could not wait. I got this and have been using it since March 2010. It's incredible and the pixels are amazing. You will feel like watching the movies in a regular theatre.
Top-drawer picture quality and value, though awkward to position
D. Alexander, Amazon
1 November 2010
Summary: For many theater installs, the HC3800 and HC4000 replacement will be the best 1080p projectors in their price range. Epson's 8100 and 8350 are strong alternatives. This is my second 1080p projector model. I bought it from Dell after first trying and discarding three Viewsonic Pro8100 projectors. The first HC3800 that Dell sent had uneven sharpness across the frame. The subsequent two were refurbished units with other problems.
Summary: Environment and Mounting: The projector was ceiling mounted in a windowless basement theater room about 16 feet from my 92x52 inch da-mat screen (gain = 1.0). The top of the screen is about 15 inches below the ceiling. Since the ceiling height was only 7'8" I needed to build a recessed box in the ceiling so that the lens was just about flush with the ceiling. I still needed to tilt the projector's front upwards a few degrees so that the image filled the screen.
Summary: Bought this item from amazon.. got no prob at all with it. This item is awesome! great image quality the major problem... major rainbow effect.. however it seems i'm the only one noticing these.. Enjoy your projector.