Summary: After a long search for a first projector, this project fits the budget and great quality. Brightness: there are 2 modes standard and bright. Different is noticeable, but not huge. I use standard for my room 20x30, it's very bright. Image Quality: it's native 1080p, it's beautiful. I played Ice Age 4 on apple tv, the animal details displayed crisp and beautiful. Gaming: No noticeable lags, or anything.