Summary: Personal Experience Purchased a used unit in 11/04. Bought exclusively for home use. The projected picture is bright, even in eco mode. The unit makes little noise. My family uses the unit to watch movies and football gaes and to play Xbox.
Summary: Personal Experience I purchased the VT460 a couple of months ago and couldn't be any more pleased with my purchase. It's brightness, quality, and lamp life are exceptional for the price. Problems Contrast ratio isn't the greatest.
Summary: Personal Experience After a few weeks with an X1, I couldn't take the rainbows any more, and decided to go LCD. For the same price, the VT460 is much brighter, even in eco mode (which reduces output by 20%, and makes the fan very quiet).
Summary: Personal Experience The difference in picture quality between progressive scan and interlaced is significant. On interlaced I found the picture shimmered and was hard to accept even on component, but the progressive switch really makes a difference.
Summary: Personal Experience I bought mine in Feb '03 for $1150. Now that I'm seeing others well under $1K, I started to second guess my purchase. However, others may be cheaper; and some have less expensive lamps; none have NECs warranty. I'm still very pleased.
Summary: My practice has owned 3 Presentation projectors in the past several years (a Sony, a Viewsonic, and now this NEC VT460). The Sony is still one we use, ... and has 1200 lumens. We like it but its connectors are a bit limited and the remote is a bit finicky.
Summary: Personal Experience Very small, light, bright projector. Easy to setup and it has a small speaker and carrying case was included! There are lots of small projectors on the market but few are as inexpensive with the performance you get with the VT460.
Summary: Personal Experience This projector is excellent as a presentation or home theatre projector. The image is as vivid as any DLP projector on the market. The 3 year swap out warranty is a great feature. Problems None