Summary: Purchased from ebay for $500 in 2010. Use it about once every other day. This machine has been wonderful! We dont watch tv, dont own a tv but we do watch DVDs, have a ps2 and have a GBTV subscription online. So we have ours set up that we can view from computer, ps2. 5 stars! great purchase. it's worth about triple what we paid for it. Cinema+ experience in your own home!
Summary: I bought this projector because Projectorreviews.com gave it a "hot" rating. It bragged about how it had a 5x, 7 section color wheel to see little to no rainbows. Well, I still see tons of rainbows when there is action on the screen. For dramas, the projector is awesome. I love the rich blacks (instead of grays) on the screen. However, when action pops up, I see rainbows like crazy. It is very irritating.
Summary: Personal Experience I found this unit has a great image and very bright. It is easy to use. Problems My problem is with Optoma Customer Service. It is one of the worse that I have seen in a long while. I have bought this unit new on sale in July 2009 to install in a new house we were building. The unit was installed in late September of that year.
Summary: We bought this projector from the Best Buy outlet store on ebay and we have been thrilled about it ever since. The picture is amazing, it's easy to use and set up. The picture is bright and high contrast. One of the best things about it is that it is whisper quiet. We have ours about 15 or 16 feet back and it throws up a very sharp 10 foot screen. Nothing but smiles at our house. I'd recommend this to anyone.
Summary: Less than 30 days after purchase, I'm waiting for an RMA to send it off for service or replacement. During the time it was working, it's display was excellent in a non-light controlled room (plenty of ambient lighting and lots of windows). I don't want my money back, I want this one to work! The picture is very bright, especially compared to my previous projector (an Optoma DV10 - which also was RMAed around the one year mark).
Summary: Why only 4 stars....because it's the only projector I've ever owned. Having said that, I am very happy with the ease of setup, the video quality, and the product as a whole. I was a little surprised to see how small and light the unit is compared to other projectors I've seen. I've paired this projector with a Draper Luma screen and an Onkyo TX-SR606 receiver, and I couldn't be happier with the overall results.