Summary: Personal Experience I bought my Optoma HD20 in 2011. Before i bought this projector i computed the distance from screen to ceiling. my screen is 100"" and is located in my living room. I installed first the projector mount holder even before the projector arrived.
Summary: Now the HD33 is out for around $1500, I will probably try to upgrade to that unit and sell this one when it needs a new bulb. After reading some other reviews I think I'll get the extended warranty. I feel fortunate to be one of the owners who have not had any problems that required repair service.
Pros: Amazing picture, even makes 720 and lower res look way better than it did on my last projector that was 720p. It's pretty quiet in normal setting although high altitude setting is annoying (see cons). Quick start up and shut down, Harmony remote compatible, bright enough to use even with some amb...
Cons: I'm right on the border of needing to use the high elevation setting, but the fan noise on that setting is less than tolerable. I don't understand why it seems the fan only has two speed settings instead of having an intelligent variable speed fan that only spins as fast as is needed. Although th...
Great Projector, Worth Every Penny!!!-First Review, hopefully its helpful
Phillip Hall, Amazon
8 October 2012
Summary: I absolutely love this projector. Initially I was looking for another TV. Once I started looking at TV's I realized that I couldn't get a decent size tv (48" +) under $600 . (My thinking) Once I buy the tv, spend $600 and buy a full motion/tilt wall-mount ($120) I will have spent $750+ and will have...
Summary: I bought this mostly because I didn't want to spend a ton on a 55" Plasma or LED TV. When I realized 1080p projectors were so cheap, I decided to research a bit (a lot) and went with the HD20 as it is considered the best sub-$1,000 projector on the market.
Summary: I bought this back in Oct 2011. Used it to display videos from laptop, WD TV and satellite box. Video was crystal clear at home on the wall and outside on the canvas at the camper. Very large picture at a short distance away. Easy to setup and operate.
Pros: Bought it when it was a promotion. Really nice picture. Just plug in and everything works. Even a newbie can do it. Read some review saying it is good while it works. It is still working good for me. No complaint right now.
Summary: First of all,let me get this out of the way. Its AMAZING!!!!!!. The day I got it, hooked it up to my PS3 with 1080p settings, I was SPEECHLESS. I am not exaggerating.The picture quality was sharp, I could see every detail on the screen. Everything felt so real.
Summary: I am amazed! I really wasn't expecting to be blown away by a projector for under $1000.00 After reading reviews I didn't expect what I saw on our wall when we hooked this thing up. We have a pretty large room and we were able to project at about 11' wide picture.
AMAZING BRIGHT UNREAL DETAIL COMING FROM 720p INFOCUS!
J Pace, Amazon
16 January 2012
Summary: I have had a 420p projector, then upgraded to a 720p Infocus X9 several years ago, and have continued to put off buying a 1080p projector thinking how much better could it be... well it is leauges better!! The crisp detail is unreal..