Only purchase if your willing to get your hands dirty ....and less wealthy.
4 weeks ago
Summary: Seems we are all buying a similar deal, a projector with a dead or dieing "dmd chip" causes the white pixel spots in a dip projector. I'm able to replace my dmd chipset but it's going to cost me another 150 to do so....next time I'll just buy a working projector.
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.
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: 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: 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.