Summary: Personal Experience Clean your color wheel! I used this unit close to the bulb limit, bought another bulb (1st one still working) and ran it more than halfway to the limit, almost exclusively in "eco" mode so that's a lotta hours. It's been in a dusty environment and I've wiped off the front of the lens many times but never cleaned inside at all. Big mistake.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought it 2 years ago at a good shop. after 2 years of using it weekly , the mother card , or mother board , dosnt work any more, expensive to fix, have to buy another one, of course , another brand good image cuality etc Problems broke after 2 years normal use.
Summary: Personal Experience I have had this projector 3 years in January 2007, it is now showing just over 2600 hours on the lamp and is still going strong. This is despite a power cut with the fan not being able to cool down the lamp. An all round excellent product. Problems I am not sure if it is an internal software glitch but on the rare occassion it refuses to boot the start lamp and powers down.
Summary: Personal Experience I have had it for a year and half. Awesome unit, I don't know what NEC is thinking not selling this one anymore. I got a brand new lamp but I have not installed it yet since the old one is still going strong. I am not also using it with an XBOX 360 and the picture quality is awesome. next is getting the HD dvd. Problems None so far after 1 1/2 years.
Summary: Personal Experience I got this unit November 2004. I dropped it taking it out of the box. I helt my breath until I saw the picture appear on my white wall. This is a well made PJ. I have about 1400 hours use on it now, viewing analog, digital, and high def. This unit has also experienced a few power failures while playing. Seeing the picture for the 1st time I didn't realize I was thinking out loud until I heard myself said WOW for the third time.
Summary: Personal Experience Stunning picture, whisper quiet, plenty of inputs, high quality construction with great support. This projector has a sharp picture corner to corner with focus at all points across the screen. It automatically detects various inputs and adjusts to whatever it is fed. Economy mode operates with little light degredation and it is so quiet as not to be heard even sitting underneath. Easy menu to program.
Summary: Personal Experience I have owned this PJ for over a year and have not had one problem yet. I am a professional photographer and I use it EVERY day at work and some weekends. For the money the picture is very good, especially after you get a cable that goes from the component out to RGB in. Something no one told me was if you use a laptop make sure you set the resolutoin on the laptop to 1024x768, the native rsolution of the PJ.
Summary: Personal Experience This is a excellent projector for both home theater and date. Picture is sharp and clear, easy to use. With sealed optics no dust can get into the lens. I'm on sencond bulb now and it's still performing beautifully. Last bulb lasted nearly 3000 hours.