Summary: Personal Experience Been using it for 1 month and absolutely amazed! The colors are brilliant and contrast is excelent. No rainbow effects noticed, so you don't get headaches if you are sensitive to the DLP color wheel. Very easy to navigate through the menu and settings. Very pleased with the purchase to use for my home theater. Problems The unit gets quite warm from the lamp, so I placed a fan next to it to keep it cool.
Summary: Personal Experience Except for lamp failures, we were very pleased with the projector. Problems We have experienced two lamp failures, each with under 50 operating hours. We suspect a problem in the electronics of the projector is causing the lamps to fail, but Optoma's repair station in Germany just wants to replace lamps.
Summary: Personal Experience Image is more than acceptable taking in to account the size of the screen and image projected. Was very happy until (unbenounced by retailer) that the bulbs we're $500.00 (canadian dollars) about 80% valuation of the american dollar. Problems Lamp gave failure warnings at about 1500 hrs. Did not know that lamp can fail this early...........retailer not helping!!! Did not know that this was possible. Had heard 5000 hrs but now know this is not correct.
Summary: Personal Experience I started out with a 4805 for about 3 days. Besides the headaches, the color seemed off even after calibration with Avia, and the image looked, well, digital. When I exchanged it for an H31, I knew I had done the right thing. The image is ALOT more filmlike, the colors just pop off the screen and add depth to the scenes. I was even able to watch the H31 on a bare wall with no distraction or poor picture. The finish on the H31 is alot more "serious".
Summary: Personal Experience I absolutely love this projector. My blacks are extremely black. Very excellent. The quality is amazing. It's quiet as well. I initially had a problem setting up the projector with the throw distance. I might have done something wrong but I couldn't get a focused picture unless i did the exact setting as described. I thought it was supposed to be a range. Oh well. The only problem I have is the Rainbow Effects.
Summary: Personal Experience This is my second review after i go returnet my h30 in store to get my maney back that has so poor image shop owner say what dvd movie u use when try yours home i say 5 difrend dvd name high-end home theatter shop owner give to me tune up dvd disc and SUPERBIT DVD movie fast and furius movie that tune up disc is best adjust the contrast,brightness,sharpness,RGB color, after 2h adjustment i insert SUPERBIT dvd in my pioneer 939a dvd player and i amazed...
Summary: Personal Experience I live in finland here norhtpole ice bear walking in the street in here YES OPTOMA H30 is very good foor money value this is my 5 Projector i have sceleco 350 crt[expencive to use],sanyo DLP xga reso[fan is 43 db],HP 6121 DLP xga reso[very bad color image very expencive lamp],XD200u DLP xga reso very good pj but lamp run 1500h and cost 410e expencive to use and now i have optoma H30 price go down when h31 gome market and i get THIS OPTOMA H30 800e is...
Summary: Personal Experience I loved this projector when I first got it. Picture is fantastic, DVD movies look amazing. Then the bulb died after only 300 hours (about four months of use). The warranty on the lamp is only 90 days, so Optoma won't replace it. The whole situation is infuriating. Problems Lamp is poorly made, didn't come close to lasting the 2000 hours promised, and is not covered by manufacturers warranty.
Summary: Personal Experience I have been using this since last June. DVD screen is amazing and HD screen is good at the price. I can not see any rainbow effect up to now. Problems Sometimes it lose signal.
Summary: Personal Experience I purchased this projector in November 04 and just now getting the chance to really experience it. I've read several peoples problems with bulb failures but I think when you purchase a projector that is part of the game you accept bulbs do die and they will die with any brand projector you get. Look up forums for different manufacturers and you will see they all complain.