Summary: I bought this projector to watch movies and tv outside while relaxing in my pool. I reviewed several different models and decided to take a chance on this one. The set up was much easier than I anticipated, however you will need to purchase a proper speaker system as the built-in speaker is more suited for use in a small conference room.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought this projector off of amazon for 599$. Could not be more happy with it, bright clear beautiful crisp image that all my friends and family awe over. Amazing playing Black ops 2 on a 200+ inch screen with beautiful colors and brightness.
Summary: We have enjoyed projector indoor but were not able to use it outside as well as we would like. We were also able to utilize it at church to make a presentation to 100 adults and we were able to hook Roku directly into the projector and show Netflix -- in using dvd's we were not able to use our older dvd player so we ended up using our lap top.
Summary: This projector is small, compact, and easy to use. I plugged it in and immediately was able to use it - hassle free- in a bright room during the day. The image is clear and the projector easy to use. I recommend it HIGHLY!
Does NOT Display 1080p - UPDATE: Projector Broken!
B. Hall, Amazon
19 April 2013
Summary: I did not buy this projector, but negotiated to have the previous owners of my new home leave it, so I don't know how much he paid for it. Based on the prices listed on Amazon, I will admit I was surprised at how good the picture was. The bad part, which took a lot of trial and error to figure out, is that you can not feed this a 1080p signal consistently, and it will not display 1080p.
Summary: For the money.... Even if not for the money.... This is a SPECTACULAR UNIT!!! I have purchased several projectors, from $300 to $2000. We tested it, We were amazed, This one was a gift, and the recipient was ECSTATIC!!!
Summary: I saw this at BestBuy for almost $500, and they said they'd price match Amazon. When I got it home and plugged it in, I was VERY happy with the purchase. I've only been using it for a few days so I can't comment on its longevity, or durability, but the 3000 lumens and contrast ratio make it very clear even in broad daylight. Of course it looks amazing in a dark-lit room.