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. After about 3 years when I would turn it on after about 3 minutes it would turn off and the power light would turn yellow.
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! So instead, I did a google search and found several home "fix-it" solutions. Basically, the iris mechanism has to be re-lubed with some oil after about 2 years of use.
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 lamp have 550 on second unit and have a new AX200 with 120 hrs. Exellent video game projector Problems paid $350 for lamp !
Summary: Personal Experience After much reading and research this is the projector I selected. Living in N. Idaho with no option to view prior to purchase I took the reviews like this to heart, I'm glad I did. The picture is fantastic, fan is quiet, and easy to set up. Feed: Toshiba HD-A2 HDMI, Screen: 154" diag, throw: 20 feet. Lord Of The Rings NEVER looked so good! Problems I wish it was a flat black case other than that nota.