Summary: Personal Experience This is my second projector, the first one being the excellent Optoma H27, which lasted 4.5 years until the color wheel broke. I've watched about 15 bluray movies on it so far, and here are my thoughts; Positives- bright, colorful image, small attractive unit, sharp picture, 2 hdmi inputs, better throw angle than last projector, and price.
Summary: Good points: Excellent contrast and resolution, much cheaper than other 1080p projectors (especially at Tesco, which is the cheapest place I could find for this projector by far), easy to set up. Bad points: some rainbow effect on very high contrast images, no 3.5mm jack socket, so I had to connect my ps3 up to an amplifier in order to get sound.
Summary: I purchaced this projector, to replace a 10 year old ONKYO..the difference could not be more striking..clean screen, no lines or pixels, an amazing remote control with (for me a first) ilumination..very easy to use,more like one for a regular TV! my old projector wasa nightmare to adjust..I hung it from the cieling, but the suplied mounting screws i found to be rather small, so I made a plate, to fix it to the Tripod thread!
Pros: High quality picture. Price. Noise. 2 hdmi / vga. Nice controller. Menu easy to use.
Cons: You will need to buy long and expensive cables and a special mount for the ceiling. Power lead is only 1m! Takes a while to power down. Has trouble finding signal. Limited zoom, no lens shift, not 3d. No direct audio.
Summary: I purchased this after quite a bit of online research. I was looking for a full HD projector, and this offered the best price/features option. I use it in a room without a screen and the colour is pretty good.
Summary: I bought this after I noticed they had reduced the price from around £800 to around £650. I cannot give it a perfect 5 for reasons I will explain in the review(I think people give a 5 rating too easily. My friend has a significantly cheaper projector and the quality of his one is far below this one, so much so that he wants buy this one but cannot justify spending £650 on another projector. But despite this, I see his projector has a very high customer rating on Amazon).
Summary: Like many other buyers I researched such an expensive item before buying on behalf a local society I am involved in. Although checked out at home, the projector failed at both meetings it was required for. Unfortunate, but these things happen. Amazon's excellent return policy kicked in with a very impressive fast delivery of a replacement which has worked fine ever since.
Excerpt: Back in July I bought one of these and and it has been eight months of pure bliss. To me, the picture looks great, it doesn't make much noise and it can be connected to a range of products. The first thing I connected it to was a DVD player, through HDMI (it can also connect through SCART). That worked very well. It's incredibly easy to connect! It also connects to PCs through a VGA or HDMI cable. My laptop has HDMI so I went for that.
Pros: Very versatile with multiple connectivity options
Cons: The 'rainbow effect' but you get used to that
Summary: I'd been persevering with an aging Optoma H79, mainly due to the colour quality (amazing skin tones and deep blacks)... This had cost over £2000, albeit 6 years back.. The HD200X is a good replacement, at the price, the 1080i/p image quality is amazing, with correct (i.e. low) ambient light, the blacks are better than I was expecting for this price.. It handles blu-ray amazingly, beign used to 720p, you really notice the difference here.