Summary: This projector is a vastly superior value. I have owned mine for 8 years. It has over 10,000 hours, and is on its fifth bulb. I take care to keep the filter clean, but no other maintenance has been required. Color is still stunning, and the picture crisp and vibrant.
Summary: 5 out of 5 stars as it's probably the best image you can get for sub $2K. The image can obviously be more clear BUT I do not think it's possible unless you either spend more money on a higher end projector or get a professional to do a custom install.
Summary: This projector (Sanyo PLV-1080HD) is replacing a Sharp projector that was 720P at its best resolution and all I can say is, "WOW, what a difference". I am projecting a 9 foot wide image and there is virtually no "screen door" effect, even when you're within two or three feet of the image.
Summary: I hooked this up before I bought a screen, I'm just projecting it on to my terracotta wall. It still looks incredible. All my friends love it. I always have people over watching TV when I get back to my house. Currently it's the French Open.
Summary: Personal Experience Great picture quality and brightness levels for the price... Have to compete with a skylight but does great nonetheless. I especially like the lens shift, it made things very easy when mounting on my uneven ceiling. Problems Some video issues, nothing permanent.
Summary: Personal Experience This is a good projector for enthusiasts. It may not be a good projector for projector fanatics. It's easy to use and the menus are simple yet provide excellent configuration options. It is (was) well priced at the time of purchase. 1080 movies are spectacular.
Summary: A few years ago I bought a new home and it had an unfinished basement area. I was trying to figure out what to do with this space. I thought gameroom, pool table, then thought about the noise and getting a little old for games. I saw a projector on TV and decided to buy one.