Summary: Personal Experience Found unused proxima DP2810 at government auction and it works like a charm. Price of item when first introduced in 1995 was $17,000. MSRP today $7,495. Total for auction lot $150.00.
Summary: Personal Experience The model I actually have is the Proxima DP2750 which is essentially the same as this model. I wanted an inexpensive option for watching movies and regular satellite TV from time to time and this projector fits the bill perfectly! Between my homemade screen ($30), this projector ($152 w/shipping via ebay) and my 5.1 surround sound system I already owned, I have a great beginner home theater for under $200!
Summary: Personal Experience Solidly built projector form the early 90's. Great for watching tv or sports. Bulbs are cheap, and although not the brightest unit out there, suprisingly good even in less than perfect enviroments. Problems Ensure that you allow for a sufficient bulb cooldown after using. Unit gets VERY hot.
Summary: Personal Experience Looks like this is practically the same projector as the Polaroid Polaview 90 Projector. Polaroid has made 2 clone models (also the 80). It is great for its price nowdays. And it is buld like a tank. (took me hours to screw it open for repair) Be carefull to first turn off the lamp and let it cool down. If not it will cost you one, or damage the projector. I made the VGA computer cable myself. I did research the PC connector and did find the pinout.
Summary: Personal Experience The 2810 is a work horse. I bought the machine for $325 and it was very clean. Worked great. The projected screen easily fit my basement wall. Couple it with surround sound and it makes for a nice evening at home. For 2-4 hundred dollars, you can't go wrong. Very good for video games and home theater. The picture needs to be viewed in a dark room because the Lumens are not as high. The hook-ups were easy to manage and changing the bulb no problem.
Summary: Personal Experience just got it for $200. nice clear picture, easy to use and good design. It is a bit on the big side, I wish it was smaller so that I could fit it into a bookbag. But I am satisfied with the picture quality and the fact that I can buy bulbs so cheap. Even though the cost turns out to be the same as expensive bulbs in terms of hours/dollar, I dont use it for everyday use, so replacing the bulb every 50 hours is not much of an issue since they cost $6.
Summary: Personal Experience Recently acquired this projector after doing the research for my small home theather. Specific needs were: PS2 games, viewing DirecTV and playing downloaded movies off the PC. One of main attractions to this particular unit was the reasonable cost & availability of the consumable parts (ie. bulbs). I just stocked up on bulbs for $7.66 apiece. Compared to other projectors replacement lamps range the gambit from $250-800+ dollars.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought on ebay for $450 - WOW! I Watch DVD's Play Playstation - Found Bulbs for $11ea on the internet - Try that with any other projector. PS - I Shoot a 10ft screen from 14ft away!!! Its a full wall!
Summary: Personal Experience I got this projector for a steal of a deal off eBay for $200! What can I possibly complain about? Although this is an older design, the picture is still great and the unit itself is built like a tank. I've hooked it up to my PC, VCR, & DVD player and this unit handles it all fantastically well. You can find bulbs as cheap as $7 for this projector (I've also tried ENX 82V 360W bulbs too).