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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.