Summary: Personal Experience Bought this projector 11 years ago. Still on the original bulb. Has worked flawless. Great features for it's time. Just replaced it with a view sonic pro 8200. I hope that the new one is as reliable as the Optoma. Problems None, flawless!!
Summary: Personal Experience I bought this projector used ( $350. CD.) and was very happy with how quick and simple it was to use.I have used it on walls, as well as screens and it gives a very nice picture. Contrast is good and brightness is more then enough, I have mine turned down to about 30%.
Summary: Personal Experience I got one used for $275 in 2006, a pretty good bargain. Piture is bright and clear, but contrast ratio of only 350:1 leaves something to be desired even for a low-budget home theater. No discrete IR codes for aspect ratio (or for any other function either) this makes automation with a programmable remote very difficult, if not impossible proposition.
Summary: Personal Experience I have been using this projector for about a month and have my cable TV, DVD player, and VCR playing flawlessly. A little tricky getting the brightness/contrast/hue setup for all sources but very bright and great picture. Well worth the purchase price if you can find a used one cheap. Problems Wish it had component inputs, but it does have composite and s-video.
Summary: Personal Experience Unless you are prepared for only 4 years usage, DO NOT BUY THIS PROJECTOR. I was very happy with the clarity and general ease of use until it came to after sales service. Once my guarantee ran out, the company did not want to know. Problems I sent the projector for service to the franchise agent in Athens, the plastic casing around the projector had broken, incurring 700 euro's worth of damage which I paid, even though the technician in charge told me...