Summary: Very, very light usage since we purchased it about two years ago. No more than 400 hours of total usage (in fifteen minute chunks with the unit powered off inbetween) and it is now impossible to use owing to the black and white spots taking up about 40% of the screen. Will not buy again.
Short lived and repair cost more than purchase price
Randy L. Smith, Amazon
29 August 2013
Summary: I received mine as a gift less than 3 years ago. It did work fine but it has been used very rarely. I've watched maybe 20 movies on it. As others have reviewed, mine has just started displaying black and white pixels and is unusable. To send it back will cost $125 for labor and return shipping plus the cost to ship plus the cost for parts.
Summary: I too purchased a pico pk-201 in 2011. It worked well for aout a year. White spots began to appear on the image. Then they multiplied to the point a third of the image was unreadable. I bought a back up unit but wanted to get the first one fixed so that too could be a back-up. Its still under warranty.... so I just called the company...Optoma told me it indeed was under warranty but I would have to pay for the labor...
Summary: Only used this thing maybe 4 Times, and Last night turned it on and White spots all over the screen from a Bad Cmd chip as I googled the problem that so many are having. Optoma should refund all our money or give us a free corrected Projector!! I am truly disappointed, on this huge waste of money, and in Optoma! With this experience I would Never buy another Optoma product again, nor encourage anyone else to do so.
Summary: this is a bad and cheap predocut ever i see. it wrest my money. only i used this cupple houres strt come on white spots on screen chip getting bad very quiqly. i throw it garbrage can. pls do not buy this. buy somthing has gud quality braded one.
Summary: Had it for about two years. I only used it on occasion. They advertise that the lens will last 20,000 hours. Mine lasted around 500 hours (being generous). Called the company and was told it as out of warranty. I asked what that had to do with the advertised 20,000 hours the lens was expected to last. They told me to buy a new one. Yeah, I'll run out and get screwed again!
Summary: I was very excited on getting this pico projector, the "reviews" were good, but should'va read more. After 3-5hrs of total use. I inserted the sd card and the whole screen was grainy. Don't waste your item with this product.
Summary: very disappointed in this product. Image at max. size is not clear or clean. Returned it 24 hours after I received it. Required a special patch cord to use with the Macbook Pro. No instructions come with the device and customer support was terrible. Keep shopping...!