Summary: Personal Experience I got an XR-10X for $38 so the price was excellent. The menu has lots of settings and features so you can all ways adjust the settings depending on what you are projecting that day. The built in speaker is very nice to have when playing games or watching movies. Problems As with all single DLP systems, the color flicker was annoying during fast action playback, but not as noticeable during office presentations.
Summary: I have owned one of these projectors for 6 years. Great value for the money. Had an issue with the lamp manufacturer but that can happen with any projector. Otherwie lamps have lasted their full life.
Summary: Personal Experience I have owned this one for several years, purchased new. Nothing really remarkable to report except that it is the subject of a class action suit regarding lamp life. No wonder... Even though I operate it on "eco-mode", where the advertised lamp life is advertised to be a spectacular 3000 hours, I am only being blessed with 500 hours per lamp. I'm buying a new projector next time it fails.
Summary: Spectacular image quality; low noise. Still on original bulb. Note that high image quality and high resolution are not the same thing...this is a 1024 X 768 projector, not a HD projector. It can, however, take inputs of up to 1080i (via a special component-to-VGA cable, included). 720p and 1080i inputs are downgraded to the native 1024 X 768. The colors are natural; the image is lifelike and breathtaking. I saw none of the dreaded "rainbow" or "screen door" effects.
Summary: I bought this projector many years ago (maybe 4) and it's still going on the original bulb. I haven't looked at the odometer but I think it's around 800 hours, maybe 1000. Frankly I'm surprised that it's run this long, and it has been fantastic the entire time. It's mounted upside down on the ceiling. I think about upgrading it to an HD projector, but get to that "If it ain't broke don't fix it" thing every time. HD over component is very nice coming from my Playstation.
Summary: I bought my Sharp projector around 5 years ago, for around $1250. In the beginning it was absolutely great. I had it at 80" on my wall with Surround Sound. But over the past few years I have gone threw 5 bulbs, and 2 projectors. I have never gotten over the 1,000 hour mark on a bulb. The most recent bulb I bought(January 13, 2010, from Amazon) only lasted about 30 hours.
Summary: I have been using this projector for four years now. I use it as a home theatre and for Wii. The image quality is really good esp. when HD channels are turned on. The only drawback is that you have to replace the lamp every 3 years with average daily use of 3-4 hours.