Summary: Personal Experience I just got one of these and I cant stop using it!! Having a ball. it's AWESOME - what a picture. Like being in my own private movie theater! Problems I can't watch it all day because I have to be at work. (oh ... is this supposed to be a problem in my life or with the product! haha...
Summary: Personal Experience After 2 and a half years of moderate use this projector has given us no trouble at all, even with considerable handling and exposure to vibration. Under these circumstances, I am frankly impressed. We chose this unit because of its short throw lens and the Eco mode. The Eco mode is the best I've seen so far; the slight reduction in brightness is acceptable and the extra lamp life is very valuable to us.
Summary: Personal Experience A great little projector! We finally got this for home theater use after seeing several SVGA projectors in the same price range. Many came close, including the NEC VT440 and Hitachi CP-S225W, but the Panasonic PT-LC55U beat them all. It had the most natural looking color and best sharpness compared to everything we looked at. Brightness is excellent, color is natural and contrast is very good.
Summary: Personal Experience I've been using this projector for a couple of weeks now and I am very happy with it. I also considered the Panasonic PT-AE100 in addition to this one and decided to choose this for it's higher lumen rating and 4:3 native format. The AE100 would have required me to display 4:3 sources smaller at the same throw distance. Although the street price for the AE100 is about $500 lower.
Summary: Personal Experience This projector is easy to use, overall a very good buy (I'm happy :). Fan: Ultra quiet in eco mode (barely audible), but noisy in standard (hi-power 1200Lumens mode). I can't believe it's only 30dB in 1200Lumens mode. It means in eco mode it must be 20dB or less. However I've tried an Infocus LP-335 which was way noisier, rated 39dB.