Summary: These things claim great bulb life, And that may be true. But it doesn't look like I'm going to find out first hand. The rate at which these (white) dead pixels are multiplying... It's going to be like I'm watching Star Wars all the time within a week.
Summary: Loved this projector at first but after about a year it started showing a few dead pixels, which rapidly spread so that the picture was totally worthless. Replaced it with another of the same model, only to have the new one start showing dead pixels after just 2 months.
Summary: The Optoma is a real work hours and very dependable. It is easy and almost automatic to connect to our laptops and make presentations. The remote is nice and not available on many other projectors. Price and delivery made choice a no-brainer.
Summary: I've had this projector for about 2 1/2 years connected to a Mac mini for image and movie projection. The colors have been hard to control overall. Just this past week, I have started to notice dead pixels - up to 7 now. With light use, I am surprised that this happened after only 2 years.
Summary: Bought this in a hurry 14 months ago. Over 2000 hours on the lamp so far. Great picture for nightly movies with dinner. Foreign films, comedy, everything plays well for a family of film buffs. Easy size adjust for various aspect ratios. Lacks focus control on remote, but fine for our ceiling mount.
Summary: I do a lot of presentations, and the most important thing I need is the ability to control the presentation (move the powerpoint slides up and down) from the remote. This projector does not allow you to do that.