Summary: Personal Experience This has overall been a good projector for me. The bulb issue there having with this model and the H77 concerns me, Im on my second bulb in 9 months, but optoma has replaced them both times and now is sending me a brand new projector. I highly doubt this will fix the problem, but at least their trying to help anyway they can. Its disappointing that there is this problem, but overall when working its the best projector picture for the money I've seen.
Summary: Personal Experience I have this projector for the last 6 months and I watch TV and DVD movies everyday on an average 4 hours/day. The picture quality is awesome when I project it on 150" screen. I am presently watching Basketball Finals in HD mode. I love the picture quality and ease of operation. This is my first investment in the high quality projector and I am happy about it. Couple of drawbacks. Remote could have been more user friendly.
Summary: Personal Experience After coming from a benq7700 this pj has been breath of fresh air! Minimal RBE (rainbow effect, Great Black Levels, Great intra-field contrast,with Great image depth in higher contrast scenes. Overall the best pj we have had! My wife is very sensitive to RBE, after having a couple of DLP rptvs, and pjs, the Optoma H79 so far has been the best for her. She will see them from time to time, but nothing like before..
Summary: Personal Experience I had been pondering the purchase of a projector for over a year. I wanted the best quality at a reasonable price. Went with the HD79. HIGH DEF IS AWSOME!! Pull this thing out of the box and plug it in. It is that simple. The appearance of the unit is nice also. It can be mounted upside down - giving you a clean look. No screen door effect... If you stand one foot from the screen - some small indications.
Summary: Personal Experience I must say I'm quite satisfied with this projector, after monthes of research and attending a few shows. Its definately one of best 720p projectors out there. Problems A little more noisey than what I expected, and wish picture was a little brighter.
Summary: Personal Experience Well after much deliberation and investigation I pulled the trigger on the H79. And what a "BIG BANG" it is. Color, contrast , black level and resolution on HD material is simply amazing. No screen door, macroblocking, rainbow effect... at all! I am projecting to a Da-Lite 119" diag. and when the Discovery Channel pans across a mountain, I get dizzy! Best investment I've made in years.
Summary: Personal Experience All I can say is this is the best money I have spent for home entertainment. Very easy to set up. Watched DVD with the DVI input. I saw colors like never before. Image was very sharp and clear just like having a 121 inch HD plasma in our living room.
Summary: Personal Experience Installation was quick and connectivity was good. Contrast is excellent though the image is not quite a sharp as I would have hoped. I am projection from about 23 feet onto a 133' screen in a 16 x 9 format. I am noticing a little bit of jerkiness/blurriness to motion scenes even in HD format possibly due to screen size. Otherwise, color is fantastic and picture is satisfactory overall.