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 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.
Summary: Comments about Sharp Sharp XR10X XGA: The picture quality is amazing. All cables are included. You will be given a 3 years guarantee. The only downside I see is that it is somewhat noisy, imperfect zoom, easy to manipulate, and size to me is actually not portable.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy to use, Reliable Performance
Summary: Comments about Sharp Sharp XR10X XGA: We don't use one often. But there are times when we have needed a projector. We just couldn't justify the expense of a brand new one. That is why we are so happy with this. We had a little trouble figuring out the set up, but not too bad. It projects our stuff just great! We are very happy.
Pros: Easy to use, Great picture quality, Reliable Performance
Summary: Personal Experience I have not had it in my house for longer than 6 months at a time without having to return it for a multitude of reasons. However, when it is running the picture is good, easy set up, good brightness. Problems The bulb continously blows, doesn't last more than 6mo's. Thank god I bought a extended warranty. However I have not had to use it because I have not made it past the manufacturers warranty, so Sharp has gotten to know me quite well.
Summary: Personal Experience Nice bright projector for the under $700 range. Image is not excellent, but for standard PC presentations, it is acceptable. Nice input options and plays HDTV with adequate results (remember the price point). Overall, if you're looking for a projector that seems to work well and spend next to nothing, Sharp's got an answer for you.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought the projector in late October, and the lamp stopped lighting in mid-February. It was a wonderful replacement for my Infocus X1, which had finally died (after a great run) of color wheel failure. The brightness was great and it displayed HD very well. If the problem turns out to be the bulb and not the unit, I will be extremely angry with myself for not sticking with Infocus because they were right on with their bulb predictions.
Summary: Personal Experience Saw overtemp reviews. Measured thermal vent output, 85 deg so not bad. Well built. Unit is ok, except, and this is a big one, it really should not be used for presentations. The resolution is horrific. Small conference room, titles and most words have "hair" growing off the fonts. Marginal to unacceptable. Problems Took a chance and lost. Not an applicable machine for business. I am going to donate it to the local school and buy a real machine.
Summary: Personal Experience If it wasn't for the Rainbow Effect I would have kept it. It has a great bang for the buck (where I got it). Returned it but it was an excellence chance for me to evaluate a good XGA DLP brand projector. The color wheel is 3x (7 seg- color wheel). I found that I got a headache while watching. I'm now looking into more expensive LCD models. Problems Rainbow Effect however it wasn't noticed by 2 of my friends and the picture was very sharp.