Summary: I bought this last year by Costco online, but they don't seem to sell this anymore. For a price point under $1K, this projector is not only compact, but had been brilliant for me. I'm not an expert when it comes to various image quality specifications, but I can say that for an average movie person, this has been awesome. Its relatively quiet (as long as the fan isn't on) and the HD experience has been a lot of fun. Recommend it!
Summary: I bought it and love it for its great picture. The image is very clear from my computer. The HDMI may prevent sound come out of computer, once HDMI sound is disable on the computer the sound will be fine. All whole family and friends are enjoying it.
Summary: This is a great projector for home theater use. The picture quality is very good. I am using it since the past 3 months, has been great up till now. There is a bit of fan noise, but when watching a movie with surround sound, the noise does not bother much.
Summary: I have had my own Home Theater for the last 8 years. I started with a Mitsubishi 480p, then upgraded to the Sony 720p, and finally came across this little gem of a projector that blew the others away. I mounted the Optoma HD180 on the ceiling and threw the image from 15 ft back on a 110" screen. The colors are brilliant, the hues are right on, and the image is unbelievable! Almost a plug-n-play type set-up. As far as the noise I have noted from others; no problem.
Summary: I love this projector so much that once I bought it, my brother had to buy one, then my beat friend, then my brother in law, and just recently, my nephew. The 1080p is crystal clear and it is BRIGHT. It does everything that I need in a projector but know that I havr a dedicated theater room for it. There is no horizontal keystone so it has to be pur in the center of the viewing area.
Summary: This is my second Optoma projector. I have been Optoma fan since last 6-7 years now. I used to have Optoma DV11 which had inbuilt DVD player and it was my favorite until one day a crappy Redbox DVD got stuck in it. Anyways, the picture quality of Optoma has been awesome no matter its DV11 or the brand new 1080p HD180 or HD20 (same thing). The lamp has a very good life and when I had my DV11 for 4 years, I never had to change the lamp even once.
You will love this projector in a dark or dimmly lit room
26 July 2011
Summary: Purchased DLP vs. LCD because I cannot deal with screen door effect that LCD gives off. I do not see any rainbow on this picture. Epson 8350 is definitely brighter with better black levels if you can deal with the screen door depending on how far you will sit from the picture. In dark room the Epson is not worth the diffence in price. I also compared side by side with the new Viewsonic 8200 pro in my house. This is very similiar picture quality and characteristics.
Summary: I purchased this projector refurbished off woot.com for $650. Great deal, right? I then built an entire home theater around this unit, purchasing a 5.1 surround receiver and speaker system, electric projector screen, mounting hardware, speaker wire, etc. By the time all equipment came in and I was ready to set up the system it was about 45 days later. It worked great for about one week, then the lamp started shutting off.
Summary: Personal Experience Almost the same projector as Optoma's HD20, but can usually be found at a lower price point. The image is beautiful & full HD. I found mine new for $650 at sellout.woot.com.