Summary: Personal Experience purchased for $3600.00 ran fine until just out of warranty. power suply failure with only 1100 hours on the original 2000 hour bulb. sent to sharp to get estimate (Cost me $78.00 to ship it to them).
Summary: Personal Experience From the time I received this unit it has run flawlessly for almost 3 years. Never had any problems. Well worth the $. Problems Recently the lamp has been failing to come on, it took two times or so to get it to light up. The real problem is contacting Sharp.
Summary: Personal Experience After 4 returns to Sharp for on/off problems and finally getting management involved the unit is cranking! That is untill i tried to hook into a HDTV off a Comcast unit. Seems the projector cant handle DVI -2. Only DVI 1. Bummer. But it CRANKS off a DVD.
Summary: Personal Experience Excellent. I have purchased 3 over the past 2 years for home theaters. You can't beat the quality for the price. I have paid $700-1,100 for each. I use the 100" diag. Da-Lite snap screens and the pictures are just perfect. I have only used the S-Video input.
Summary: Personal Experience The DVI / RGB / PC combined input is combersome and not user friendly. Replacement lamps are a bit pricey. Problems I am one of the lucky ones that has a power virus that causes the unit to quit randomly. My brand new unit now will not boot up.
Summary: Personal Experience I've been very happy with this projector. Once I got the firmware upgrade all has been well. I still think this unit represents remarkable value. My only issue with it is the noise level. I wish it were a little quieter.
Summary: Personal Experience This is my first experience with projectors and it has been a pretty good one. The intermittent shutdowns haven't happened often enough to bother me much, but man is that new bulb expensive.
Summary: Personal Experience The image quality and brightness are fantastic. I bought the machine refurb for 1695. Displaying on a 100"(diag) Da-Lite tab tensioned Advantage Electrol that is flush mounted in the ceiling. I have been using it for about 4 months and have about 300 hours on the unit so far.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought a refurbished unit in September 2003 for $1300. Using 4'X 8' Thermo Ply for screen ($10 from Lowe's) but switching to Foam Core from Michael's or Hobby Lobby (the image is much brighter and costs about $10 for a 4'X6'). Excellent picture quality.