This unit has plenty of projection lighting to support excellent viewing with end table lamps on at night time
Frank "power producer", Amazon
2 September 2014
Summary: Have had this unit for several months now. Out of the box it has a 1 to 1 ratio projection setting for our theater room - Projecting distance of 15 foot & 6 inches and projecting to a 129 inch diagonal screen. This unit has plenty of projection lighting to support excellent viewing with end table lamps on at night time, or daytime viewing with the theater room blinds closed, table lighting on and exhibiting excellent projection.
Summary: Projector has Great Picture quality. I was using a projector from 10 years ago. It's native was 1024x768 (4:3). Now I get 1920x1080 Native! I can see so much more on my screen and actually read it. The Image brightness is tremendous! I run it in Eco mode which says you'll get a lamp life of 6000 hours vs 3500 hours. I don't even use a special screen. I just shine it on a white wall and it looks great.
Summary: This projector is excellent! Have a fantastic resolution and brilliant image . excellent for watching movies, video clips and also for games. good light and does not require that the environment is dark. This projector is quiet, easy installation and configuration, remote control with illuminated keys and works in any direction, do not need to point to the projector. 3D glasses not included.. recommend this projector to friends ..
Summary: Wow, this thing is bright! I had an older model that was only half as bright as this and I loved it but during the day my room wasn't really dark enough. This one is easily as bright as an LCD or plasma screen even during the day (with at least some effort to darken the room). As with all of the Optoma projectors, this is quiet and has a sharp clean image. There's no lens shift, but that would add hundreds of dollars and really it's only something you'll use once.
Summary: Pretty straight forward to use. The internal speakers point towards the projection so those in front will hear it and those behind may not as much and will catch the distortion as it reaches maximum noise level. Would recommend external speaker for larger viewings.
Summary: I purchased this projector to upgrade from an HD20 that I purchased a couple of years ago. My criteria for the replacement projector; be DLP, be bright (>2000 lumen), be 3D capable, and, overall, be CHEAP! I hit all of those marks with the HD25-LV! This projector is perfect for my uses. My theater environment is a 21' x 23' room with a 150" screen.