Summary: As noted by several other reviewers, the dead pixels have arrived. No doubt dozens will appear over the next few weeks, which is quite frustrating since I don't have enough money to buy a replacement. Horrible, horrible defect. It never should have gotten out of design phases, let alone get mass produced.
Summary: Like other reviewers, our projector (which we'd loved to that point) started showing up with dead pixels after about a year and a half. It's now has hundreds, and we're in the market for a new projector. Sadly, it's not going to be an Optoma.
Summary: Hundreds of dead, always-stuck-on, white pixels. Occurred soon after warranty; there were literally *HUNDREDS* of white pixels. They littered the screen, creating a galaxy of white dots which silently mock you. DO NOT BUY OPTOMA PROJECTORS. I really would like to know the OEM LCD manufacturer as well as I could avoid them too...
Summary: The product worked well. Only gripe is the zooming adjustments depending on the laptop resolution. It would have been great if it can maximize the output window based on whatever input resolution coming in. Otherwise you'll get this weird effect of either top or side choppings.
Summary: This projector died after one year of use - the pixels began burning out quickly after 1 year of occasional use - watching movies only avg about 15-20 hrs / week. Not worth the money - past warranty - lost money!
Summary: If you can find a better projector for twice this price, buy it. We have purchased about 20 of these for our school and they have been great! In the past we had been paying $1500 - 2000 for a projector. That would mean we could have only done about 5 - 7 classrooms. These projectors get the job done! They work great with PC and Mac.
Summary: I purchased this item for our church to do lyrics, movies and such. Our church is bright so we needed a projector that would work in this environment. So far this unit functions beautifully with great video and picture quality. Excellent product!
Summary: I purchased this unit 14 months ago to be used in a light movie room with my media center. It works very well in a daylight environment with brilliant colors. It worked for 14 months when the first Dead Pixel appered. In 2 weeks they are now between 20 and 25 dead pixels. I have used Infocus projectors for the last 8 years and no one had similar problem. I'll contact Optoma Support to see what can be done. Warranty is 12 months and I'm 2 months beyond that.