Summary: I bought this projector as an upgrade to the Panasonic PT 1000U, which was more than 6 years old. The difference in lamp power was noticed as soon as it was turned on. Bright enough to watch in the daytime, like a regular TV set, which the older model definitely was not. Visual Apex also delivered it two days earlier than scheduled. Highly recommended.
Pros: Energy Efficient, Good Remote, Low Fan Sound On Eco Mode, Very Bright Image
High ambient light viewing when combined with a DNP screen
13 May 2013
Summary: This is my first home theater projector, so I am not sure how this compares with others. The important feature for us is the bright 2800 lumen lamp -- we're able to watch shows with the room lights on! The combination of this bright projector and special optical projection screen -- the 118" DNP Supernova Flex Classic -- makes this high ambient light viewing possible. The colors are accurate and vibrant, and the blacks nice and deep and dark.
Summary: I am not an audio video junky, so I will be straight forward. The projector arrived in less than 2 days after ordering it, I plugged it in and it shows a clearer than believable picture (menu screen). I am installing a home theater, did a little research, and in this price range seems to be the best projector available. It has a good contrast ratio, has the feature of "lens shift" and should do everything I want from a projector.
Summary: Since I am "technically challenged", my son came 1000 miles to set this up. We have had a projector TV for the past 10 years and loved it. It is amazing how much better the picture quality is on this new projector and the HD quality is terrific. The colors really pop, and even in the daytime we get a good picture. With the old unit we were limited to night time viewing. WE love this projector and highly recommend it.
Summary: This was bought to replace a BenQ W6000 projector that broke down twice in 18 months. I compared this projector to the Epson 5010 at $2500 and Optima projectors. I read all the online reviews and finally settled on this projector, and I made the right decision. This projector is very bright, and that is needed for a large family room with lots of ambient light. While I wish the black levels were a tad better, but that is the payoff for such a bright picture.
Summary: Personal Experience I have been using this model for the past 6 months now. Simply a master piece for its price. I recommend this to everyone, it's simple to use and the picture quality is truly majestic. Make sure you buy a good home player with atleast 1000W of sound. Thank u Panasonic. Problems None.
Very pleased and impressed. Upgrade from Mitsubishi HD1000u
4 December 2012
Summary: So I've owned this projector for about a week, after wanting it for at least the past year. I've read several reviews on it and let me just simplify this: 1) This projector is BRIGHT, I upgraded a mitsubishi hd-1000u (1500 lumen) and let me tell you there is a HUGE difference between the two. I'm using it during the day in my family room and at night with the lights on.
Summary: I have had this projector for a few months now and all I can say is it's AMAZING! My decision was between this and the Epson 8350, and I chose this one mainly due to the extra brightness it provided over the 8350. I've seen the 8350 at my friend's house and it's great too, but you really needed the lights to be pretty low to fully enjoy it.
Summary: I have a walk out basement and was looking for a projector that would give a decent picture with a bright room. This does it! Not a perfect picture during the day but for sure good enough to watch the game. Awesome at night. I also have no blinds since I live on 20 acres so I am unable to close blinds, and am happy with picture. Buying another one for the garage parties!