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. So loud that I couldn't hear the movies. Luckily it was within Amazons return policy. Amazon customer service was great to work with BTW.
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) and turned out to be a bad circuit/mother board. Another repair for the exact same issue was required after another nine months and was not covered under warranty.
Summary: I bought this for a bar and grill to replace our present projector with one that has a better picture. This was the best deal on one with an HDMI picture and it was also the brightest in the price range. We have used it for about 3 major ball games so far and the picture is incredible compared to the old projector.
Summary: Had for almost a year and still on the original lamp even with heavy usage (6+hrs daily) Pros - Huge 1080p picture, Great lamp life despite my abuse/overuse Cons - Fast moving scenes seem a bit jumpy. Dark scenes are often too dark even in the basement with windows covered. When I first got it sometimes would lock up after a power down and refuse to start without pulling the plug. Hasn't locked up in many months now.
Summary: I've owned this projector for eight months. The lamp just burned out at 530 hours. I'm a little bent at that. Other than that I really like the projector. I have it ceiling mounted. I spent the extra money to get an Optoma mount, and am happy I did--adjusting the projector position is a breeze. Can't go more than three stars due to lamp life.
Summary: I bought this projector in June 2011. By December 2011 I was begging amazon for some refund. It developed vertical lines that always stayed on even without signal. Google "Optoma hd vertical lines" I didn't know this before buying it. If you chose to buy it add extended warranty. Before this problem: The picture is excellent compared to my infocus. Its very easy to set up and has many input options. The screen can get very big from a very short throw distance.
Summary: At first the product seemed great.The one day HDMI1 port stopped working and i was able to switched to HDMI 2.It worked fine.I sent back the projector and got a replacement and this projector has a much better pic on it.Alot clearer.I am know very happy with it.
Summary: It's a cool projector but I think I got a dud? maybe they will fix it for me or send me a new one. We watched one movie on it and then today it just shot dozens of perfectly uniform white vertical lines up...which is kind of lame. Oh well - what can you do. I will follow up with Optoma's customer service/technical prowess when I get a chance.
Summary: First, let me say we have put 1400+ hours on this projector in 18 months. Having said that, the picture was great for that time. We mostly played XBOX 360 and a few movies. All of a sudden, the screen starting getting bright spots in the upper left quadrant, and flickering badly. Of course, it is out of warranty, so the after market repair folks want $110- $25 return shipping fee, and $85 diagnostic fee. Labor will be $100/ unit plus parts.