Summary: Personal Experience Great little projector, amazed at the image quality and relatively low fan noise. Good control over the output image and some options I didn't expect it to have. Problems A HDMI and component input would be a nice addition. Also sitting near it it produces noticeable heat.
Summary: Personal Experience This is an update to a previous posting. I am now using a Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player with the HDMI with no problems. The Denon 2910 DVD player only had the red flash with the HDMI not the S-Video or the composite.
Summary: Personal Experience This is a very bright projector. I have a 19 foot throw on a wall that I smoothed and specially painted, and I can watch golf during the day with lots of sunlight. The HD television with the HDMI is unreal good, just pops off the screen. At night the low setting is even really bright. This projector could easily be to bright for a home theater operation. I choose this projector for the brightness and the 4:3 ratio.
Summary: Personal Experience After much research on lumens, contrast ratios, warranties and types of displays, the XD490U came out way ahead! After we received this DLP projector with a stunning 2500:1 contrast ratio and popped it out of the box, we were wowed; it delivered. I had read several articles about contrast ratios, were they important or not? So, we tested this projector with a staunch competitor that we had available.
Summary: Personal Experience I bought a sharpvision to get my wife hooked. She liked it and at $889 she loved it. However I can not control the light in my living-dining-kitchen with large south facing windows. Have blackout blinds orderd, So I have been following that I told her about the Mits 490 she fell asleep till I took it out of the box and we watched the Superbowl on it with friends. It is fantastic out of the box. No one who has looked at it has seen any rainbows.
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