Summary: We've had this projector since 2007 and it now has almost 940 hours on the lamp. We have had no problems with the projector. It was purchased on a military installation in northern Japan and survived the move to the US and a second move in the US.
Summary: I bought this projector back in 2006 and it has been a great projector. I am on my third bulb and every bulb lasted righ at about 3000 hours. The screen I have is 180" and the picture is great. The only problem I have had with it is just like several people described.
Summary: I have had the Pt-Ax 100u for about 3 years now, and I have had the same problem with the iris that several others have commented on. Panasonic was no help and wanted loads of money to repair the unit. Of course, it was out of warranty as well!
Awesome projector for the newbie to the large screen!
3 February 2010
Summary: You will love this projector! Even though it's been on the market for 3 years or so it still produces an excellent picture. I use mine with blue ray disks through an hdmi cable and the quality is so clean and clear it rivals my 50" plasma.
Summary: I have this projected to a 12 foot picture. I prepared the wall with goo paint. I has as sharp as a pictuer as I have seen on any home theater.
Pros: Great picture, easy to mount, easy to use, never have to mess with the settings
Cons: After about 1 year the projector started to shut down afert I would turn it on. It turned out to be a common problem and was covered by warentee. I had to send it in and they sent it back. I was with out a projector for about 2 weeks.
Summary: Personal Experience have several as rentals no reliablity issues perfect $1000 projector. really no difference between AX200 in video quality , eco mode is bright as a Dark chip2 mitsHD1500 OptHD70 in reg lamp mode.it can bring out detail missed in less powerfull projectors got 2880 hrs on first...