Summary: I knew this unit, it's great. you can personalize it with your own image on the Home Screen. it is reliable and strong. easy to carry. However it lacks a case for transport. easy to use, it adapts to all situations. I use it for conferences and also for karaoke on a screen three meters wide and six meters setbacks are necessary for good image quality. You still have a little dark for a visible image. Very good value for money ...
Summary: I use it for my media center and i must said that for the price that projector is quality, compared to one that I purchased almost double the price and had HORRIBLE video output. What is great too is that its not that loud and slick looking.
Summary: Personal Experience It is OK for this range of price. The colors are vivid, the white is bright. Long life time for lamp, ease to use. I used it with a lot input, PC, MAC, BlueRay, Wii, PS3, no problems. The rapport price quality is good.
Summary: Purchased the projector because I knew a bit about the brand and because it was a good price. The projector is bright even in a florescent environment. It is easy to use and the picture is very clear. I would purchase another one without reservation.
Optima ES522: Bit of a disapointment, aboutprojectors.com
27 December 2009
Summary: Pretty much what I said in Points above. A bit of a disappointment, though to be expected at this low a price.
Pros: INSANE contrast ratio: -Whites are WHITE -Blacks are PITCH BLACK (as compared to Epson LCDs' darkest blacks being gray).
Cons: -Long Throw (Creates a very small image, even over a large distance -Menu is not intuitive and overly complicated -Range of Remote is very short (perhaps 5 feet) -Crushing of the whites and blacks (Over a certain brightness and it's ALL WHITE, under a certain brightness and it's ALL BLACK) -Image is overall fuzzy (Whereas the menu is sharp), acts like a 320x240 display when given an HD image
Summary: I purchased this on 6/5/2010. It is a great product, I was very surprised when I hooked it up my whole family loves it, picture very clear. The volume is not very lound, but thats ok you can hook up a receiver and speakers and you will be find.
Excerpt: "...firm called Ballicom International, this Optoma ES522 has proved ideal. We have it on a shelf above the bed which allows for a 2.8 metre throw onto the opposite wall upon which I’ve pasted a couple of sheets of custom-cut white lining paper (obtained from B&Q) and given them three coats of matt emulsion to make a cheap screen. For a rough estimate of the projected image size at this distance please visit the Optoma web site and refer to their brochure ...
Pros: budget price, excellent quality, good bulb life, replacement bulbs not extortionate, easy to use
Excerpt: Hola, con mi proyector OPTOMA ES-522, comprado en 2009 todo bien hasta que de repente, hace como cuatro meses, empezaron a aparecer en la pantalla pixeles negros (muertos) y pixeles ultrabrillantes, como si estuvieras apuntando un láser en ellos. Al principio, eran unos pocos, pero rápidamente fueron creciendo hasta convertirse en algo parecido a una constelación, a la "Vía Lactea", repartida por toda la pantalla, lo cual hacía prácticamente imposible ver algo con una...
Pros: Mientras funcionaba todo bien .
Cons: Tiene obsolescencia programada y tiene averías graves pasado el plazo de garantía .