Summary: Bright projector, good colors, and lightweight. If you can find an Optoma EP727 at the right price with low lamp hours like I did, then I think you will be happy with your purchase. So far so good. I can't wait for the school year to start so I can projecting stuff.
Summary: Would be nice to have a/v inputs, but this is a good projector with good features. The advent of HDMI is something to keep in mind. It will be curious to see how long this will be compatable with changing technology. For the record, this projector has been easy to set up and use, and seems to have very nice quality. It is lighweight and very easy to transport. Having an adjustable rear leg would have been nice for uneven surfaces, but this is minor.
Summary: I purchased this item a couple of years ago and am happy to report that it has workded perfectly since then. It is simple to operate, was among the most inexpensive in its class, projects brightly, and is very portable and compact....and I'm still on the original projection lamp/bulb. I couldn't have asked for a better aid in delivering the visual part of my presentations. Thanks!!
Summary: For the price Optoma EP727 is a decent projector. The movie mode is not as crisp as I thought it would be. The fact that this is a Data projector not aHome Theater Projector and also I was using a cheap DVD player with composite out may have something to do with it. Can't yet judge this projector until I use an HD or Blu-Ray Media and Player with DVI or S-Video connections (No budget for that at this time). It sure gets very hot though!
Summary: I find my Optoma EP727 to be just what I needed and at a nice price. Its size and weight make it very portable and the bulb brightness is suitable for use at a wide range of venues. I use it for slide shows and video projections, as well as showing HDTV. The projector has all of the inputs I need as well as the feature controls desirable for my range of uses. The only negative I have found is that the control buttons are very tender indeed.
Summary: We've used this projector regularly for about 6 months, and yesterday the lamp exploded. Yes, a big bang, heard to the end of the block! Our total time of use has been less than 500 hours. On the Optoma website, the lamp warranty is for 90 days. If you ran it continuously for those 90 days, you would not reach the "average" 3000 hour life span that the company claims. I'd say that's misrepresentation. Beware!
Summary: This Optoma ep727's lamp burned out in under 200 hours. The company won't replace this. Over $300 to replace the lamp. What a poor piece of equipment and a terrible company with horrible customer service. YOU SHOULD NOT BUT THIS PIECE OF JUNK.
Summary: The Optoma EP727 projector was much smaller than we expected, and very lightweight, but it didn't feel flimsy at all, just solid and well-built. We bought this to use for a theatre show. The set largely consisted of slides projected onto a backdrop, and we were worried about having the slides bright and sharp, despite the long throw and the bright stage lights illuminating the actors. No trouble - this was great!
Summary: This is a great little projector to watch movies. My blu ray player is connected to the DVI port via a DVI/HDMI connector. Watching movies on 1080i !!! Excellent picture quality. Screen is really bright, so I could use it even in a well lit room.