Summary: I find this unit amazing. The picture is as clear as any flat screen, except as large as you like. Mine throws to a 120 inch screen, across a 30 foot room and does very well in daylight. I use it for cable, computer, DVDs, etc.. Much better than a conventional TV, in that when the screen is raised, the whole viewing experience takes up no wall space. None better in this price range.
Summary: Personal Experience I purchased this projector for our backyard theater. It's perfect and has brought us hours of entertainment! It's really easy to use, hase hook ups for computer, dvd, and xbox! Perfect for entertaining!
Summary: Personal Experience After reading the reviews, I thought this would be a great buy. An XGA projector with DVI in and 2200 contrast ration with apparently vivid colors. Unfortunately, there seems to be a problem with colors. In particular the color of the skin of people is always influenced or inherited by the dominant color of the scene. For example in a football game, if the shirts of the players are purple then the skin tones will have a purplish look...
Summary: I love this Sharp projector. I use it to watch movies and sometimes play PS3 with my two sons, and will soon connect it to watch cable. I have to tell you that the picture is great, the video games are perfect with the HD resolution, this is the way games were meant to be played. The high lumens are good for even lit rooms but if you use it in a dark room you can use eco-mode life to extend the lamp life.
Pros: can go over 1080! Very good Lumens Good contrast ratio for its price
Summary: Personal Experience I picked mine up used with 60 hrs on the bulb. It's amazing! I used a DVI-D to HDMI cable and am watching HDTV on it, as well as playing Wii on a 120" screen (component in). It's bright enough that I've been using a light brown wall as the backdrop, and the whites are still white. I cant wait to try it with a screen. I cant see any rainbow unless it's a black and white movie and I'm moving. 2 thumbs up for the money!
Summary: I needed a projector for presentations that was pretty bright and easy to carry around. I could find lots of standard resolution projectors in the 5-600 dollar range, but saw this one at a local discount club that was $700 that has XGA 1024x780 resolution. Since I don't have a HDTV, I thought this might be a way to get double-duty out of the projector. I have a HDTV OTA tuner box that has DVI-D output. It also has a built in up-converting DVD player as well.
Summary: Personal Experience I bought the Sharp xr32x because it was the lowest priced projector that had: High lumens, adequate contrast, and a DVI (or HDMI) input (I had heard that S-video did not look that good). I needed the higher lumens because I was using the projector both at home and in a classroom setting. I was very surprised to see how well the projector looks with S-video on my 106 inch screen.
Summary: Personal Experience My home town was hit by a 500-year flood back on June 7th, 2008 and my home theatre, which was in my family room downstairs filled with 7' of water. I lost everything, including my HP VP6320 projector. Since I still don't have the resources for a 1080P projector, I tried to find the best of the cheaper models. Since HP no longer makes projectors, I knew it wasn't going to replace my HP VP6320, which I loved.
Summary: I've only had this projector for a couple of days but it looks stunning on my 10' screen (106" diagonnal 16:9). It replaced an HP VP 6320 that I really loved and this looks just as good. I am using this as a home theatre projector and it comes well-equipped for that job. It has a DVI-D port (easy to find adapter that changes it to an HDMI) and it is DHCP compliant so there are no upscaling issues or other "digital rights" problems.