Summary: nice picture for the money, loses some clarity once larger than 40 inhces width, fan is quiet and speakers are good too, has composite input, can be placed on table or on ceiling, has full functionality of more expensive projectors, all in all worth the cost by far!
Summary: I use this product at a university dormitory, primarily for showing movies. Works great for that--though the speakers are not good for crowds over 20 or so, and it is definitely better in smaller rooms. Picture quality is pretty good--limited by the power of standard definition more than anything. I would definitely recommend this.
Pros: All in one convenience, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Focus
Summary: I've been very pleased with this home projector. Our primary use is for outdoor "movie night" (we also purchased a 144 inch inflatable screen). Prior to purchase, I was concerned about the resolution and lumen output of the projector. We've used the unit about 8 times now and all concerns were put to rest. Not only does the unit play DVDs but there are RCA and S-video connections (along with a component cable adapter).
Summary: The projector has very good picture quality. It doesn't seam to have digital video input but I have used it both through the analog VGA and the DVD and the picture quality is very good. The DVD player seams to be deprived from some functionality (i.e.
Summary: I also purchased this projector during the Black Friday sale and found it to be a great bargain at $550. However, this wasn't the model I originally intended to buy that day and, despite being greatly pleased with the value, buyers in general should keep some things in mind. I was originally going to buy an Epson projector which are known for strong reliability and bright images.
Summary: This is a terrific projector - great brightness, throw size and so simple to use. The sound is great as is, however, I am going to match it with a couple of speakers and an inexpensive 5.1 receiver for those times where some punch is needed.
Excerpt: "...set-top box or games console. Optoma provides a VGA to RGB Scart adaptor in the box, this lets you hook up your PC, but doesn't include a sound cable. However, the unit does have a separate audio out that allows you to connect an external sound system. Computer Compatibility SXGA, XGA, SVGA, 15 Pin D-Sub (VGA type) Video Comapatibility PAL, SECAM (576i/p), NTSC (480i/p), HDTV (1080i, 720p) Format Comapatibility DVD Region Code 2, CD, MP3, ...
Pros: Great picture and sound . Portable . Comes with carry case . Reasonable price . Vertical keystone
Cons: Lacks useful connection leads, small amount of 'arcing' . No Horizontal keystone .