Summary: WARNING! The SVGA model is very annoying to use with more modern gaming systems such as xbox or wiiU (or Mac computers which don't have VGA). This model has no HDMI port, but the VGA is useful with most modern PC's. To remedy the problem, I first bought a VGA to HDMI to use with the xbox, but unfortunately you do lose the sound because HDMI includes sound whereas VGA does not.
Summary: For the price we paid ($318.00) and the purpose of buying it (my kids give 4-H presentations on a regular basis), this was our best option. We also looked into the Epson EX 3220, but the pixels were very noticeable. Although noticeable in the Optoma DS325, one could (barely) see the pixels in the projected image. In a way, we were comparing everything to the Optoma 260X (which is superb), but runs from $600.00. We are very happy with our purchase.
Missing Manual, broken security seal, no batteries
Michael Sullivan, Amazon
24 February 2014
Summary: My Optoma box was already opened when I received it (security seal broken and taped back up with Amazon tape), and the Quick Start guide, Instruction manual and batteries were all missing. Unit had scratches under the protective film, indicating to me that I was sent a used unit. Very, very displeased. Also, other reviewers had stated that the unit had a 3.5mm audio jack and HDMI.