Summary: I paid $390 for this projector on Oct 25th, 2010. I see that it is out of stock now. The projector arrived on the 28th and it works perfect. I love it. I use the projector only for watching movies and playing video games at night. I read some reviews that complained about the noise. I only noticed the noise at first (fan), and then it drowned out as I watched the movie. It's nothing. Really. Don't let that hold you back from buying this projector.
Summary: First of all...you should not rate a product YOU DO NOT OWN! You're not providing a service, but a disservice. Let consumers educate themselves to the potential problems and any hidden costs. I actually purchased 2 of these since the price was right. I'm thinking of using them for a polarized 3d set-up. As for the product itself... smaller than I expected lighter than I expected brighter than I expected (much brighter) sharper...etc.
Summary: Coming from my Infocus 4805, I must say, I absolutely am Loving it!! Black are darker than I expected. High definition blu-ray movies truly look amazing. It certainly has surpassed all of my expectations. Way to go Optoma!! Cons: Fan noise is there but not loud enough to be bothersome..
Summary: The above poster down rated this projector today since it came up on the Amazon deal list, yet he/she doesn't even own it. I'm going to give the projector a 5 star rating for the sake of fairness. Been seeing a LOT more of these down rating reviews from questionable accounts lately...it's not right.
Summary: Pros: Size, weight, DLP, cheap replacement bulbs (compared to other projectors,) backlit remote (you wouldn't believe how many budget projectors lack this basic and absolutely necessary feature) Cons: Limited contols, limited installation adjustments (you have to measure precisely), hard to find reviews and information on the web. Before the review, the product I ordered and recieved is the Optoma HD700X. This is a 720p HD DLP Projector.
Excerpt: I recently looked into getting a projector, and found myself looking at the Optoma HD series. There were a bewildering array of models to chose form but I was told that all of the 720p optoma projectors are very similar, and not to look too closely at the manufacturers specs as you'll want to tweak the settings to get the best picture anyway, so 13000 lumens becomes more like 500 lumens when you set it up for watching movies in a darkened room.
Excerpt: Once upon a time setting up a home cinema was only thought to be for the mega rich, but things have changed over the last 8 yeasr in a big way. We currently have Kef speakers paired up to a Denon amp, all we needed was a half decent projector to complete our home theater experience. We play our DVDs and Blu Rays through our Playstation. When we received it we placed it on our ceiling approx.
Summary: I bought this projector in 2008 and I am using it every day with no issues up to now. My Lamp is coming up to 3000 hours but other than that excellent. Use it on my PS3 to watch BlueRays and play games and it has been great.
Summary: Fantastic value for money; this projector punches above its weight. I am projecting onto a 2 metre wide (not sure what the diagonal measurement is) screen and getting fantastic results - MUCH sharper than the image you get in a cinema. The level of detail you see (e.g. people's faces) is just amazing. The only negative comment I have relates to bright white images (e.g. clouds) which sometimes become ever so slightly distorted/pixelated.