Summary: Very nice and bright projector,i got used made in 2003 and work just fine.You don't have to know a lot of computers or electronic to connect this projector. What to say,excellent for money what i pay.
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. The projector has composite, S-video and component (thru a VGA adapter). Video thru S-video is good and should be better through the compisite (once I buy one).
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). I can keep a few indirect room lights on with the VT460, the X1 needed a completely dark room.
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. By upgrading to the quite modestly priced Sony P703 progressive cinema player I was able to accept this model and save a lot of money on something a lot more upmarket. On this basis this machine is very good value for money.
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. I have a presentation tool and a big screen in one! Problems On a recent trip from AZ to ME, the unit reset itself. The lamp clock went back to 100%.
Summary: Personal Experience We have used several projectors either through the university or at one of our customers sites when we consult and have owned a Sony and a Viewsonic ourselves. We typically do presentations to professional audiences of 40-120 where, because of the need to take notes, we can not turn off the room lights. The NEC VT460 is the best combination of features, brightness, and quality for the price that any of us have seen.
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. The viewsonic was gotten rid of VERY quickly as it did not interact with the computer and the Viewsonic "service" was terrible.
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.