While cost effective , not be the most durable choice...
16 December 2013
Summary: Great picture , brightness and options for the price (I paid less than $400.00 for this discontinued model (DX339) 6 months ago. It sat in the box for the first 4 months and has been installed on a ceiling mount 6 weeks ago and has been flawless - projecting HD - Blue Rays, Cable and X-Box games on a 125" screen from 19 feet away - until this week-end. Hence the 3 Stars.
Summary: For the price, this has been the best projector I've used. The image is nice and clear. Set-up was simple. The brightness is easy to see in the day if settings are adjusted as necessary. There is even an "eco" mode that saves energy and bulb life. I would have given this 5 stars if: the projector didn't blow-off a ton of heat, and the cooling fan wasn't so loud.
Summary: It only worked once and I am not able to get any support from the Optoma company. I cannot even get an online manual for this model. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PROJECTOR. BUY ANY PROJECTOR FROM A STORE THAT YOU CAN TAKE IT BACK TO IF IT DOES NOT WORK. I AM OUT ABOUT $500 WHICH INCLUDES THE MONEY WASTED ON AMAZON'S WARRANTY COMPANY - SquareTrade 3-Year Office Warranty I will have to buy a new projector from a brick and mortar store.
Summary: I had brought a Cinego Projector from Radio Shack in 06 it lasted until this year, it needed a new lamp however, after replacing the lamp it died and could not be replaced. So I was in the market for a new projector, this projector has a HDMI input so I was happy with that, the contrast ratio and the price. So far so good, great picture with my Bluray and HD Directv, only throwback is the throw ratio.
Summary: I'm really happy with this, and a little surprised of the great quality. I bought this because of the HDMI input, which is hard to find for projectors in this price range. I project it in a home theatre system, on 120" screen. I have it about 20-ft away hanging from a 20-ft ceiling. It fills up the screen and resolution feels like a nice LCD display. I sit about 18-ft away and can not see pixels.
Summary: All we as buyers have to go off of is customer reviews on products right..So I will make this short and sweet..I got lucky and bought a product at a great price that has a great contrast 5000:1 ratio and it shows.....The main purpose I bought this unit is for family movie night with the wife and kids.After the first use with this projector I loved it so much!I know what your thinking, do I have a projector to compare it to?
Summary: The picture quality, sharpness, brightness etc were good. No doubt about it. I barely used it for 15hrs in 30 days and the lamp failed while I was playing a game using XBOX. The manual says that there will be a warning if the lamp temperature is too high. I did not get any warning before the lamp just went off forever. In general, it seems the lamp warranty is only for 90 days. Thats funny because the lamp is the most critical part of the projector.