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: 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 as a projection TV/DVD/X-box display device, to replace my 5 year old Sharp LCD projector that had developed a yellow spot in the center of the beam. Between the ability to use HDMI and the 1080p capability, this is a great improvement for a very reasonable price.
Summary: Personal Experience I own the infocus sp4800 (x2) and it is a great projector, the best of 4:3 in proportion to his price...very nice and reliable (i have the same lamp from 2003!!! yes it lost some of his brightness, but with more 6000 hours of use he is the best for reliability, a tank! i own a nec ht1100, very good projector 4:3,a little better than the infocus for his definition of 1024x768 instead of 800x600 and the color wheel of 5x instead of 2x.
Summary: The projector is perfect, the quality of the picture is breathtaking and you won't be dissapointed. The lumens are a little low but if you put this on a home cinema make sure you do it in a room that can be obscured so you can appreciate the picture at its max.Also it is recommened to have an air conditioner in the same room because the lamp generates a lot of heat. The unit is very light and can be easily installed on the ceiling.