Summary: Personal Experience Have had this projector for a little under a year now. At first, I absolutely loved it. However, with time, I'm not disappointed. Often, it will not start, and I have to keep hitting the on and off buttons to get it turned on. Major pain in the rear--and sometimes it won't start at all. It sucks dust inside the fan quite often and shows the dust specks during dark scenes.
Summary: Personal Experience The purpose of my purchase of the HC900 was for home theater usage. I saw a demo, before I laid down the cash and was quite pleased with the quality of the picture. The first time we used it, however, my daughter had to do a presentation at her job, using an overhead projector. She got rave reviews on the quality of the image. Everyone wanted to know the brand name of the projector. Needless to say, we finally tried it at home.
Summary: Personal Experience The Mit HC900U has a great picture with the HD. Problems Four and a half months into owning it, it stopped working for no reason. I would turn on the Home Theater and the light would flash on but then the projector would just turn off for no reason. The electronic company that I purchased it from had no answer. It looks like they are going to swap it out for a Sony.
Summary: Personal Experience I have a Sharp XR-10X that is perfect! Except that because of the HDMI video Lawyers it can't go over 480p because of component input restrictions even though it will do 1080i. That said I was looking for a projector with HDCP compatible input. I picked up the HC900U for $1300. When I got it I hooked it up to my Sony 400DVD player that upconverts to 720p or 1080i with a HDMI cable and DVI adapter.
Summary: Personal Experience I just purchased the HC900 online for 1200 and i think for that price this is a steal. i have connected my pc with dvi, xbox with component and dvd with component and audio with optical and my home theater is absolutely stunning. i use the low lamp mode and there is no significant difference. Problems Cable doest look picture perfect but then i only have an s-video out of my cable box.
Summary: Personal Experience I purchased an HC900 about 6 weeks ago. After two weeks, the picture started flickering in low lamp mode. Exchanged it for a new one and haven't had problems yet. Picture quality and brightness are great, even in a medium lit room. Since I run the projector in low lamp mode, fan noise is not a problem.
Summary: Personal Experience I have had the infocus 4805 for a year thinking that it had a great picture. I heard about the HC 900 at my favorite Audio retailer and bought it without even having a demo. My first impression when I turned it on was WOW what a great picture. The contrast is pure and the brightness shows true whites and definately pure blacks. The only worry that I thought I might notice between the infocus and the Mits was I read about the noisy fan.
Summary: Personal Experience I purchased the HC900U and compared it to my Sony HS51. The only problem with the HC900 is that the fan noise is very high. The sony is completely silent. The fan noise is still very noticeable in low mode. The image quality is very good althought you need to have no ambient light to appreciate it. I ended up returning it because of the high fan noiseb Problems High fan noise even in low mode.
Summary: Personal Experience I have had this projector for 5 months now and love everything about it except the occasional rainbow effect I get from both TV and DVD sources. The brightness is exceptional and I do use it in a room which is bright. Problems only issue is the rainbow effect. Any users who may have suggestions on how the setup could be changed to minimise this would be appreciated.