Summary: Compared to the SIM 2 SDV100 I was using, the H27 has a much better picture. Don't get me wrong, the SDV100 is a good projector, but the H27 is much brighter. I am really impressed with the picture quality and my PC played exceptional through the DVI port. So far, I have used every video input and played everything from Blu Ray,Hd, and DVD through PS3, PC and DVD player (also VHS) with no problems.
Pros: Plenty of video hook ups. Easy to set up and use. Plenty of menu options. Playing Blu Ray thru DVI with Playstation 3 is awesome, great picture. Viewing TV through a VCR also had very good picture quality. PC hook up is a breeze as is everything else
Summary: Personal Experience This was my first projector, purchased over a year ago. I have watched hundreds of movies and the picture is excellent on all. I have not needed to adjust any colors or other settings. I have projected onto a homemade screen that 100" from a ceiling mount. I am very critical and have found this inexpensive projector to far exceed all my expectations. I find the blacks are very good as I have a darkened home theater.
Summary: Personal Experience I decided to get rid of my old 27" sony. It was taking up too much floorspace, and a I thought a ceiling-mount projector would suit the bill nicely -saving me floorspace, and giving me a much larger image. I spent about a month researching the technologies in projection and source material, and ultimately decided that for the time being I didn't need HD since all I watch is "regular" tv and DVDs.
Summary: Personal Experience WHAT A STUNNER!!! I finally took the plunge and ordered the H27 online through a Canadian supplier. I never thought 480p could look that good at such an inexpensive price, compared to plasma, LCD, etc. My H27 got delivered a few days ago with a Panoview 92inch beaded GreyWolf screen. I haven't installed that screen yet, but am simply playing the H27 on a stretched opaque white draped.
Summary: Personal Experience I previously owned the InFocus Screenplay 4805 and don't see how in the world the Optoma H27 got bumped down one spot for the Screenplay 4805. I returned the 4805 because the fan noise was way too loud and the dark detail was next to nothing. With the H27, the dark details were much better. And best yet, I can never hear the fan noise. Ever! And it's only 4 feet from where I sit. This has to be the quietest unit ever.
Summary: Personal Experience I have been wanting a 720p projector for quite some time but I have been waiting for the prices to come down. I was getting ready to shell out about $1600 for a 720p projector and while I was researching prices I found out that Costco.com has the H27 and a 92" Greyworlf screen on sale for $699. I figured that I could try it and if 480p wasn't good enough, Costco has a great return policy. I used the extra money to order the OPPO DVD player.
Summary: Personal Experience This is my first projector. I have had it for a few weeks now and have been using it frequently. Before buying I did extensive research and found this unit for a smoking deal of 799.00. Now, I know this isn't the best projector out there on the market, but for those of you who are looking, this unit is an amazing bang for your buck. I have a 120" screen set up right now just projecting onto the wall, and it looks amazing.
Summary: Personal Experience I've had my H27 for about 3 weeks now, and after watching a dozen or so movies, I'm very happy with this projector. I did a lot of research and had narrowed my choices down to the H31 or H27, my first choice being the H31 because of slightly better flexibility with room setup and all of the excellent reviews.
Summary: Personal Experience For the price its hard to beat.The colors are beatiful and blacks are black.Even HD TV looks amazing!The only little thing is lack of resolution but thats the fact its 854x480p sometimes image is a little blurry in the back ground ,but besides that its great.
Summary: Personal Experience What an amazing piece of equipment. This is my third "entry level" projector in the last five years (The Infocus LP340 and Infocus X1 being the others) and is by far the best I've used. Even without comparing it to my previous two "home theater" projectors, I have to say that the colors, black levels, and overall image quality are quite good for such an inexpensive machine.