I use this thing daily so far so good been 10 months and no problems
michael ryan kent, Amazon
28 October 2014
Summary: I use this thing daily so far so good been 10 months and no problems. Can not be mounted in the corner of a room though has to be middle only keystones the left and right edges to go from a square shape to more of a triangle to compensate for elevation... not from left to right though.
Summary: I have owned this Projector for 2 years and have managed to rack up almost 7000 hours on the original lamp in eco mode. While the dark scenes can be overly dark it don't impact viewing of any normal or bright scenes. I love watching a high bit rate blu-ray on this.
Pros: Cheap compared to a much smaller lcd tv, easy to take outside for some backyard viewing
Cons: Dark scenes are too dark even in a perfectly dark room, Fan is noisy in normal lamp mode
Amazing for price, but needs better video processor/blacks/controls
9 August 2012
Summary: Amazing for the price. If want to get critical I'd say I wish it had better blacks. Wishing for too much for the price, I guess. After adjusting w/ color bars and balance, this projector has problems with low contrast in combination with darkness.
Summary: As a commercial integrator, I work with projectors of varying makes and models on a daily basis, everything from $400 K-12 junk to $5K+ fixed installation projectors, and I am pleased to say that the Optoma HD 20 is right up there with some of the better projectors I have ever installed.
Summary: I have been using this projector for a year now and very much like it, excellent value! I am projecting on a 120" screen and everyone who sits down to watch is amazed! It did take a while to go through all the setup, but the default was plenty good enough.
Summary: Excellent projector.. Due to space restrictions... I purchased this setup as an alternative to my Sony 52" XBR LCD. Knowing that it wouldn't compare to my LCD... I was VERY pleased with the picture. My only gripe, and to be expected, is the deepness of the blacks. Picture is extremely sharp at HD..
Summary: I have wanted a home theater for a long time. When I saw the price on this 1080p projector for under a 1000, I took a chance and purchased it. I got it home and in under a few hours I had it mounted to my ceiling and connected to my receiver and was watching transformers on blu-ray.
Summary: Overall, I am satisfied with the performance vs. price of the HD20. For a budget setup, this model is a good choice. I anticipated some performance shortcomings at this price point, and they are fairly obvious.