Summary: item was bought for private use, good piece of equipment, easy to use, and sharp pictures it runs very cool not heavy at all easy to transport to any place you can enlarge or decrease the size of the pictures at your own ease overall it is a very good projector.
Summary: Personal Experience Purchased the unit back in 2006.Did not know much about projectors but needed one for a memorial presentation and was on a tight budget. Without much practice, setup at presentation was quite easy and presentation of captured images was remarkable. Had not given much thought of ever using it again and contemplated returning the unit. After several months had passed, return was out of the question so I decided to "experiment"!
Summary: Personal Experience I got this projector at a weekend sale for $499 after a $100 rebate, so I am very pleased with it's value. This is my first projector and it seems to look pretty good. It does have a screendoor effect (try slightly de-focusing) but it looks good up to 10-15 feet wide. You can get a component input through the monitor plug and a component to 15 pin cable (try Monoprice for the best deal vs local stores).
Summary: Personal Experience I purchased this unit mostly because of the price and of the reviews I've read. I own 6 other projectors, many of different brands and this is my favorite. It is so quiet, very bright, and the picture will get very big in a short distance. I paid $499 with free shipping and I could not be happier. I would trade all of my units for 6 more like this without hesitation. I like NEC equipment. Replacement lamps are slightly under $300. That's a good thing.
Summary: Personal Experience Got this for $499.00 (refurbed).....I'll tell ya' for this price, this is a sweet projector. I view on a 98" draper star screen ($10 on ebay) at about 1.8 times away and the pic is clear (slight & I mean very slight) screendoor effect on real light scenes. Excellent color & plenty of brightness in eco mode. 480p dvds from component to vga look Great!!! Great Value!
Summary: Personal Experience I've used this projector for over a year and it is my benchmark unit for making comparisons. I have 3 projectors and this one is still one of my favorites. I would strongly recommend this unit to anyone starting out with home theater projectors. Also, once hooked on using a projector, you'll find that to improve on the picture of this unit you'll need to spend 3 to 4 times what you pay for this unit.
Summary: Personal Experience After try three other projectors in the last 5 weeks, I found this gem on sale for $500 after mail-in-rebate ($100) Image quality was much better than I expected, and about on par with the Sharp XR-10X in my opinion. Better than the Epson S3, and the Sharp PG-B10s....which is another good budget machine. There is some screen door effect, but I can live with it at this price. Throw distance is very short which is a plus.
Summary: Personal Experience Image is very clear if projected less than 100" Diagonal. The picture performance of Plasma or LCD TV is seen at 90" Diagonal. Low noise, all make sure you keep the settings of Lamp to ECO mode (4000Hrs as per NEC Spec)and FAN Speed to always ON. Continious FAN means longer LAMP life. Keep the FAN filter clean Very Very Important. Connect with proper Quality Component and Composite Cables.
Summary: Personal Experience This is a great budget choice for home theater. My first projector was an InFocus LP755 (cost me $6,000 in 1999!). The NEC VT47 is only $800 and has a brighter lamp and better colors - we've come a long way. The LP755 was XGA so I was a bit worried about going to SVGA resolution, but I only use it for movies, and the picture quality is great. With 1500 lumens I can even watch them in daylight. Problems I've only had it a week. We'll see...