Summary: I was a fan of Optoma and I still have 2 regular size projectors working very well. My problem was the Pico, after less than one year of litlle use, suddenly, got white dots invading the image. In a few months it was impossible to use it.
Very limited life span, black spots, no usable picture
15 December 2013
Summary: After it died I researched more details and found that the DLP engine is prone to failure. I looked into replacing it, it is possible but $80-100 to do so. Black spots start to appear with use and finally the picture is so degrade it is not usable. Very disappointed, I do not recommend.
Summary: optic went out of order in 1 mo of use, about four times by two hours each (in four different days)/ The window went spotten with white spots. In the OPTOMA local office theay asked 13 000 rub (about 450 US dollars) to replace the optical system.
Summary: It was brilliant while it worked. I bought this unit about a year ago for business presentation while on the road. I used it less than 10 hours in total. Last month I was about to give a presentation to a small group of people using this projector only to find out 100s or maybe 1000s of pixels were...
Summary: DMD chip will not last. After a little use over a year. The project is a dead weight. White pixels appear after its one year warranty. Optoma suggest replacing the DMD chip. Do not buy at all cost.
Summary: After a couple of months the projector does not project true colors, and the color it does show changes with the orientation of the projector. For the money it cost to begin failing after only a few months is very disappointing.