Summary: Personal Experience I bought this unit a long time ago. I still have it and it continues to work flawlessly. If you find one used, I highly recommend it. Only criticism is it is not that bright. I use in our basement rec room.
Good product, no problems so far with picture, I love my 100" screen!
2 October 2013
Summary: Had it for about 3 weeks now and its working great! No dying pixles or anything that I read about in the reviews of this projector. Maybe I just got lucky? Picture is perfect however there is no audio out/speakers on this so you will have to buy an hdmi audio extractor (35ish on ebay) if you want sound with an 1080 picture.
Summary: Personal Experience Apart from some subtle artifacts - due to the 4 (iirc) segment spinning wheel - it has a beautiful picture. I've had it up to 96" diagonal, and the image is smooth and detailed. I haven't tried it on HD material, and expect near full HD quality. I still wouldn't shell out for a 1080p projector for the incremental benefits. Problems My first unit was screwy. I got it replaced under warranty, and haven't had a problem in 4 years.
Summary: Buy from this guy. He is the best. Answered every little question I had fast. Helped me how to install it and what to do. great seller. He made me trust in ebay once again, which was a good thing. Thank you for your help!
Summary: This is the second of these that I have bought so that should tell you something. I have the one in my dedicated theater room which looks amazing and I have the other in my bedroom which uses a motorized screen. The bedroom does get ambiant light coming into it and the projector has no problem overpowering it. For the price you cannot go wrong with this projector. I have owned everything from benq to infocus to etc. and this has been the best hands down.
Summary: For an entry level projector this little baby puts out a beautiful crisp picture!!! I have a blueray, PS3, XBox 360, and digital high def cable hooked up to it so far. I watched a couple blueray movies so far and they look almost as good as the LCD!!! Video games are superior in super size!! The standard television low def crap channels still look standard low def and crappy..
Summary: overall it is a good value for a projector and has been really reliable(except for the bulbs) This projector must also be kept clean or it will overheat and shut down but that is personal maintenance that all projectors require and not a quality issue. I would recommend this affordable unit to anyone wanting to get into home theater systems on the affordable side.
Pros: Good projector for the average home entertainment room. Picture quality is pretty good for dvds and great for gaming. does pretty well in a light polluted environment.
Cons: Lamps wear out way too fast. and at 200 bucks a pop this will add up to the cost of a decent lcd tv in pretty short order. We use our a lot so lamps only last 9 months tops.