Summary: Personal Experience I have owned for 5yrs now. nothing has gone wrong. picture is excellent and easy of use is well, excellent. would like to get a replacement bulb while still available, but have almost 5oo hours on original.
Summary: Personal Experience I bought the unit "refurbrished" with the claim that the bulb was replaced (it had 80 hrs on it when I checked). The unit worked great for the first 3 months with no problems. Problems I had problems starting the unit. The shutter would open but the light would not come on. The problem was intermitted working sometimes and not other times. I bought the extended 5 yr warranty (good move on my part) ....2 weeks its still at SONY being looked at.
Summary: Personal Experience After having tested more than 8 other brands of projectors both LCD and DLP, I have found this Sony VPL DS100 to be the best all-rounder as far as quality, clarity, image size and brightness goes. I have quite a bright entertainment area, lots of windows, glass doors, etc... I was a bit concerned about the image fading with the somewhat bright ambient light, but, not with this baby!
Summary: Personal Experience Bought for 1100 dollars tax included. Good overall picture.. Usual problems with dark movies.. I bought a 20 dollar foam core papersceen from an art sign store which helps the WHITES Pop... OVERALL EXCELLENT worth the money VIDEO GAMES are awesome Problems Dust filters..need cleaning lots.. its HARD to CLEAN the lens..the projector closes the door when you power off.
Summary: Personal Experience IÂ´ve used it for the first time last sunday on my house in Brazil. For Home Theater use, it seems for me to be far bether than the first piece-of-junk LCD projectors IÂ´ve already had, such as SHARP XV-35 , SHARP C100-U. IÂ´ve noticed a few "pixelation" , but is ok , good colors , low noise. IÂ´m still runnung on S-vhs input , until I build by myself an compenent video d-sub adapter. For the price ( US$1106,00) it a great cost/benefit choice.
Summary: Personal Experience I bought this projector beacuse of the low price tag at Costco. Problems With the first projector i've purchased, the lamp died after 20 hours of use. I returned the projector at Costco and they exchaned it over the counter, no questions asked. The 2nd projector was working ok for a couple of weeks, and then the image started to be unstable, moving by itself. I returned the projector to Cosco, and again, they exchanged it no questions asked.
Summary: Personal Experience i just connected this to my dvd player. with the correct, adjusted output from the dvd player, images look bright and the color balance is good. to get such a large movie image, this is the easiest way. the image quality is not as contrasty, not as bright, not as sharp as a conventional tube, but neither is a movie theater's screen. no 37 inch lcd is as big and does home theater like a truly large (50+ inches) screen.
Summary: Personal Experience Great cheap projector. I think is a better option compared with the Epson S1 and infocus X1. Nice image quality and good features. Problems Still no like the electric system for the lever and lens cap. What can you do in a power failure?