Summary: We've used this to watch movies and also to project lessons when teaching ESL. Pros: Easy to adjust focus for a crisp, clear picture. Turns your laptop into a home theater. Cons: The speaker quit working almost right away so we had to buy a set of speakers for it. The cord that connects to the computer is a dated model.
Summary: I paid $800 on a projector that worked about 5 or 6 times. After that, it had vertical lines and no picture. The packaging is still on the projector, but we were in Asia and did not return until after the warranty. I called Optoma and spoke to the manager. My frustration is paying so much money for a defective projector. I would think they company would care about their reputation and customer enough to do something.
Summary: Worked for nearly a year without issues. One fine day the power will not turn on. Helpdesk explained that board might have got burnt with a voltage spike, that none of my other devices had issues. I see endemic problems with other Optoma projector as well, after I invested my money in this. To return to Optoma Service across the continent will take as much as what a new one is worth and the one time cost. I am looking for other alternatives. 300 plus dollars vaporized.
Summary: This is my first personally owned projector, but I have a lot of experience with corporate projectors. This projector blows away any projector I have ever used at work. The projector is very bright, easily viewed in a room with limited sunlight (curtains drawn). The picture is very sharp, as is expected from an HD projector. I have never seen this high quality picture.
Summary: This was purchased for once a week use by a Rotary club. I have tested it at home and used it at one meeting so far. The image is as good or better than with our previous projector. It is slightly more complicated to get a presentation started with this projector than with our previous one. The one we purchased is a refurbished one, so I hope that the bulb lasts nearly as long as for a new one. In other words, we hope this projector has a bright future.