Summary: I have owned the Optoma H31 for 6 years and I am a comcast service tech so I have seen so many projectors. This one in my view has the best picture that I have seen. And I've been in home's where they paid upwards in the $60,000 for their theaters with the $6,000-$12,000 projectors and as far as I'm concern the Optoma H31 has them beat. the only thing that I don't know is how durable theirs is compared to the Optoma.
Would recommend to anyone, even in a small room it will blow you away
7 September 2011
Summary: Excellent picture quality and probably the best bang for your buck in projectors. I purchased it used and have been very pleased so far. Lamp has 1300+ hours and is still going strong. The unit does tend to run a little hot, and also does not have adjustable feet, but these seem like minor issues.
Summary: Personal Experience I just wanted to comment on the last persons comment. I have had this projector for 4 years myself and for the last 2 of them I have been watching it in HD 720p. The projector is not native 720p but it can produce a resolution of 720p...Just thought I's clarify.
Summary: It's all about contrast, responsiveness. Not HD, but ED (enhanced def.). Matches DVD quality perfectly. Looks great with Digital over-the-air channels too. Careful with after-market ceiling mounts, as the magnesium base strips out easily.
Summary: Personal Experience I've had H31 for over two years now, and I have loved every minute of it. The picture quality is fantastic--people are still blown away by the picture, even though at this point most have grown accustomed to HD picture quality, and this projector is, of course, only 480p (and projected against only an off-white wall). Then again, who do you know with a 100-inch LCD or plasma screen?