Summary: Not wide screen format, so if you are using a 16:9 display or watching a wide screen video, you lose some screen real state. That said, it is one of the lowest cost projectors on the market, has all the connections you could need, is very bright, much brighter than the advertised 2800lumens as NEC ships it with the default 2800 enabled but you can use the menu to change it to performance mode which is even brighter. Enough for a fully lit room with ambient lighting.
Pros: Reasonable price, replacement lamps affordable, good history of reliability, and easy to use.
Cons: Most brands of DLP projectors, including NEC, will fail within 5 years due to the "star field effect". This failure has nothing to do with the lamp assembly and is too expensive to repair, so just buy another new projector. For $300, the cost isn't so bad.
Excerpt: So far my family and I love this projector. We got it for Christmas and its the hit of the season. The instructions on how to set up the wireless remote could be simpler. But to be honest I have studied it thoroughly yet, I just skimmed over it. Other than that. For the price and need, its awesome.
Summary: I love this projector, it is very bright, you can use HDMI or VGA and it comes with a very loud built in speaker that you can actually use. We use this projector in a Sunday school environment and sometimes we need to show short videos, this one can be connected to the headphone jack of a laptop or an iPad and the sound comes from it can fill the room.