Summary: Personal Experience This projector is truly amazing quality I was expecting a lot less because I got it for Â£300 with A new lamp off ebay, but the picture quality really is Hi definition, I play dvds on It through my xbox 360 I use vga which carries an HD signal. I would highly recommend this model to any one wanting an affordable HD home cinema, The NEC VT440k is a very similar projector to the VT540 and is also HD ready. Problems NOTHIHG AT ALL 100% RELIABLE...
Summary: Personal Experience Been using this projector for a year and a half, very satisfied w/ results. Movies and games look great, and to the below poster, my gamecube is hooked up via digital component output and looks great in progressive scan. Got a great deal on it - great value for the money.
Summary: Personal Experience THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO Those Who Have Set These Projectors Up For Home Theatre Use! I Too Had A Similar Problem As Mentioned By The Reviewer Below! It Is A Misdiagnosis By The NEC's "Clever" Health Management System. The Reason Why Your Projector Is Switching Off Is Caused By Residual Current Returning To Your Projector Via An Input Source. By This, I Mean That Power Is Somehow Looping Back To Your Projector.
Summary: Personal Experience I've Owned The VT540 For Almost A Year Now And Have Found It To Be An Excellent Home Theatre Projector And An Even Better Multimedia Projector. I'm Currently Running An S-Video Lead To A Generic DVD Player (NINTAUS) Only Until I Finish My Media Centre Box, And Find The Picture Tolerable. In The Past I Have Connected My PC Directly To The Projector Thru The RGB Input And Can Modestly Boast That The Picture Quality Is Second To None!
Summary: Personal Experience I had the "K" version for a month, it was a brilliant projector with amazing picture qaulity in XGA mode, bright with an Eco mode that makes it a bit dimmer. I used it mainly to connect to a Home Theatre PC, or HTPC with is highly recommended as a source for projectors of any kind. DivX was good, DVDs great and the Composite provided an input for my Digital TV Box. All in all a great LCD projector!
Summary: Personal Experience Image quality is pretty. I had nec pg9 plus crt projector. changed to VT540 due to space, weight problem plus crt is too dark for my eye. Contrast is of course disapointing, but brightness is kickxs. Excellent for Tv or video gaming,animation(this one wins over CRT in this catagory) and computer presentation. For movie , it still has long long way behind CRT. Hungry for contrast,,, other than that Excellent. Problems Computer input.
Summary: Personal Experience After two months of enjoying this excellent projector I have decided to up-grade to a CRT. O am intending to sell this for AUD$3800. I have the original box, receipts, warranty etc. Perfect condition and hardly used.
Summary: Personal Experience I had a look at abt 9 projectors before I settled for this felle (vt540). I was blown away went I saw it in May 2002. Skin tones were natural and picture sharpness and contrast beat Sony CS10, EIKI, Optoma DLP 730 and of course the dog of all projectors NEC VT45. I paid only US2600.00 for a brand new one so I believe it was of good value.
Summary: Personal Experience I have been using this unit for 9 months and something over 750 hours - maybe 300 DVD movies, the rest primarily TV watching, with a few hours of PC games. I calibrated it once using the AVIA DVD and it stuck. Taking it down for periodic filter cleaning is mildly annoying. Overall I'm very pleased - it's a very good unit for home theater use. Problems There is one cyan-colored pixel "stuck" on - not bad for a remanufactured unit I got $1000 off on.
Summary: Personal Experience Very happy with image quality. Have had it for one year now, consider it a good value for home theater. This web site proved valuable in educating me on what was out there for my needs. The VT 540 fit the bill perfectly. I am sure there are some new models out there from one ago to choose from, but for one who is on a budget you wont be disappointed with this projector for home theater use.