Summary: I bought this projector right after they came out. At the time I was looking at a 31" HDTV for 700, 800 dollars. When the Mitsubishi’s went on sale for 700 I couldn't resist, screen size was now not an issue. My theater is my living room so brightness was a concern. At 15' the 1500 lumens from the HD1000 still won’t cut through a sunny July morning but, pull the curtains and it has plenty of power in high lamp mode to watch comfortably all day.
Summary: It brought the movies into my living room. I am able to create a 10ft image (diagonal) and coupled with an adequate sound system, you have a home theatre. My favourite appliance, after my automobile.
Summary: Purchased a refurbished version in excellent condition. Still a great projector after all these years. 720p is the sweet spot for downloaded and streamed content IMO for current internet infrastructure. 5GB download for a 1080p TV show? No thanks. Cons: 200W(?) in low mode is quite a bit more power than modern TVs. Not good for watching TV all day.
Summary: Personal Experience I bought this when it first came out some 4 years ago. I absolutely love it. I've used up 3 lamps now. I play a lot of online tourney's for online games through the 360 and pc and this has an excellent level of clarity. It's my second projector and I'd but this item again. I only payed 749.00 for it at projector people dot com but again this was a while back. Enjoy! Problems Lamps are only 2k hr lamps but that is pretty much all projectors.
Summary: Personal Experience I got one of these units used and have had it for about 8 months now. No problems, good image, quiet to operate. Hard to find a true hi-def projector (1280x720 native resolution) with an HDMI input that a real person can actually afford and this is one. I've owned several projectors (all of them LCD before) and this is the best.
Summary: Personal Experience this is my second mitsubishi projector and i would have to say it is great.i have it ceiling mounted.the picture quality is great,the sharpness of the image is just brilliant.im getting an 80inch image and it just looks amazing.the fan is very quiet on the projector in low mode(25db),when watching a film even with the volume down low you can bearley hear it.i would have to say that if you switch the lamp to high the fan noise gets a good bit louder...
Summary: Personal Experience This projector is relatively quiet. I have only used it with an up scaling HD DVD player without true HD and a HDMI cable but get a really good picture. I set it up one night in my driveway and cast the picture onto a inflatable screen (better to get a folding frame screen instead, which I now have since they are more stable and height adjustable). There was some ambient light from a street pole but the picture was great considering that.
Summary: Mitsubishi HD1000U High Definition 720p DLP Home Theater Projector Yes, you can pay $3,000 and more for a DVD HD projector for your home movie theater. But, why? This moderately priced projector has great bright throw (see it in sun-filled room) and satisfying definition with settings for different screen aspect ratios. Easy to set up and connect to program source, DVD or TV or tape. Handsome package, too. Compact and neat. Enjoy.