Summary: This projector has been great for the past few years. It is mainly meant to be used for presentations and things of the sort, but I have even been able to use it for watching movies and TV. It has VGA, composite video, and s video. The picture looks good in even somewhat bright conditions.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I owned a projector about 7-8 years ago. It was very expensive back then (Infocus brand) and I always thought it had a great picture in our dark basement setting... but the output was not bright enough to work in a semi-lit room during the day.