Summary: This projector is a great buy for the money. Not nearly worth the $2500 it was new but for anything less then 600 or so you can't go wrong. I use it for video games and since it has auto setup it makes it a snap for using anywhere. I've even used it to project games onto my garage door and it works great. Makes for a intersting night.
Summary: Personal Experience Hopelessly unreliable from new. Repeated problems still being dealt with under warranty almost 3 years later. Problems relate to apparently sub-standard design of the lamp circuitry, such that projector will strike up for a few seconds then shuts down in protect mode.
Summary: Personal Experience I've had the LC76U for about a year. (After a lot of research I originally settled on the LC75U, which at that time was being discontinued. I have yet to see any problems! Brightness is great, even in daylight conditions. In the evenings we *always* run it in low-power mode, which is still plenty bright, and extends lamp life significantly.
Summary: Personal Experience This is the first projector I've purchased for home use, but have used various projectors in the office over the years (LCD and DLP). Did a lot of research before making the hard decision, but with no regrets so far! Have owned the Panasonic for less than a week but am mightily impressed with it considering it's price.
Summary: Personal Experience I have spent about a week with my LC76u, used for both home theater with a progressive scan DVD player and with my laptop for computer work. I have not yet calibrated the colors, so it looks just a little green with video feed. The only minor concern is that in video mode, controls are for color, tint, etc, and not individual RGB controls. So far, I really like it.