Summary: Personal Experience A value for money projector, keeps working fine over long hours. Am talking about the M 230X though. Same build though, look forward to NEc getting into Home Theater Market,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Summary: Get this for your home, you will never regret.
Pros: Picture quality good. If you want for Home entertainment Videos it a great buy.I now use it in weekends to Watch movies which i project it to 110 inches.So no more going movie theatre. It repays your movie theatre cost in 6months (average if you see 4 movies a month)
Cons: No optical Zoom, means you may a fix the projector at the spot based on the size you need to project. No Video cable in box.
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.