Summary: I purchased one recently because the first one I bought lasted for 3 years. Apparently they must be building these cheaper because the one I received crapped out in 3 weeks. It sounded like the fan or the color wheel was constantly spinning and making loud grinding noises.
Summary: I've owned this projector for about a year and a half and have been pleased with the picture quality. However, I've had to send it in twice already for repairs. The first repair was necessary after about six months of use (the projector is only used 2-3 time per week for a couple hours each time)...
Pros: Great picture. Turns on fast, shuts down fast. Fit easily to replace our HD65 (3+ years old) that exploded (bulb and color wheel, overheated, melted, unusable) Quiet.
Cons: After 1.5 months of use vertical lines appeared every 2 inches or so of projection. In looking at the lines it is a shadow being projected, so a shift of the image. Something is messed up and searching the internet said to send it back. Received RMA and will send back for repair under warranty. P...
Summary: The projector works very well, great picture...until it died :(. My projector failed after about 2400 hours of use. (My son would fall asleep with it most nights) We used this as our 110" Theater, having attached an XBOX360 and PS3.
Summary: The vertical white lines went away after the 2nd day and usually show up when I initially turn on the projector but seem to go away after a few minutes. Since I have a 1-year warranty, I'll wait to see if this problem goes away before I send it in for service.
Pros: It has a nice picture, easy to use menu. Makes for a nice big HD screen.
Cons: Right after I mounted it to the ceiling, it started intermittently showing vertical white lines all the way across the screen (50 or so). I would press lightly on the bottom (the top because it is upside down) of the case and the lines went away but would come back as soon as I took my hand off.
Summary: I can't see myself buying another Optoma product "EVER" and will move on to either the Epson or Viewsonic 1080p projector for my next purchase.. Both of them come with 3 or 4 year warranty's and run around the same $$..
Pros: - Absolutely beautiful picture when it's in working order.. - Very bright image, only a 1-2 hour window every day that I should have gotten black-out shades for our sliding glass doors in the living room where the projector is. - Simple set-up - Bulb Life
Cons: My HUGE CON is that this is now the second time we're sending the projector in for repair in a year and a half of owning the projector. First time was 8 months after owning the projector the main board went out and we started getting color flashing and while Optoma was very quick at fixing the pr...
Summary: - I had an HD66 which is 720p, 120hz, and brighter. I wanted to switch to 1080p so I got this. Ran it on a 100" screen for a long time, then switched to a 72" screen. Honestly I should of kept the HD66, quality difference isn't worth the price difference. - It decided to die this weekend.
Pros: - Great for the price. - 1080p goodness. - Runs good with Onkyo 7.1 Setup.
Cons: - 1 year "service only" warranty. - Crapped out 1 year 18 days after I purchased it. Literally. - 60hz
Summary: Personal Experience Purchased projector in August of 2009. Projector failed in June 2011 with 127 total hours. Optoma out of warranty vendor wanted $712 dollars to repair it. Warranty of only 1 year is very unsatisfactory. Problems Projector failed after 127 hours.
Summary: 2 Comments: The support department for Optoma is not big but they were efficent. I emailed tech support and got a response in less than 24 hours. I was told to submit RMA request and send it in for servicing. Got my RMA number in a day, shipped it off. Turn around time: 9 business days...NOT BAD.
Pros: The picture is great 101" on the just the wall, no screen. Fan is quiet when not in high elevation mode. I haven't seen any color banding issues, but maybe I didin't notice. Only used the HDMI inputs and haven't experienced any problems with those. mainly used for gaming (laptop), movies, and wat...
Cons: The ceiling mount was a bit of challenge, could be the projector, could be the mount, could be my sausage fingers, who's to say. I had this for 8 months of bliss before I started to notice some slight flickering and some bad contrast burns. Turned on High Elevation mode and the flicker stopped an...
Summary: I have rated this product three stars based solely on the extreme difficulty with finding a decent place in my living room for it. I need something that's higher up, but this is really designed for a coffee table setting. The quality itself is amazing, and I very much enjoyed playing the ps3 on it.