Summary: We bought ours in 2005 and have used it at least 3 times a week every week since. We just bought a new house and was very happy to see that the it came with the same projector already installed!
Summary: Personal Experience I have 165 hours on my vpl-vw100 and I LOVE it. I only run on HDMI and DVDs are not bad but with Blu-Ray or HD DVD it ROCKS! Super easy to set up IE Focus, Keystone, etc. If you want the Mercedes of projectors this is it.
Summary: Personal Experience This is the Caddy Escalade of home theatre projectors. It's expensive, yet it sells like hotcaskes, why? Because it's Xenon light engine is the closest thing to nautral sunlight to have ever been put on the market.
Summary: Personal Experience I've owned my Ruby for three months now. It produces the finest picture on any TV I've ever seen, and I seen a few well invested home theaters. Using a Stewart Firehawk 100 inch screen, I get the "best" picture without the auto-iris, which tends to darken the picture too much.
Summary: Personal Experience The Sony VPL-VW-100 cannot compare with the Hitachi CP-SX5500 as for picture quality & price, it's overated & over priced! YEA HITACHI. Problems Sony is taking the money & running!
Summary: Personal Experience I've been using this pj thru the component inputs with a 115" 1.3 gain Stewart Filmscreen. HDTV material is astounding: image is ultra detailed, smooth, bright, & warm with rich, deep blacks, and no screen door or rainbow fx.
Summary: I saw this PJ in action last night. The source was a Sony BluRay DVD player and a BR pressing of Spiderman 2. The picture clarity was amazing. Rock solid image with (not surprisingly) incredible definition. I can't, however give it 5 stars.
Summary: Personal Experience I have had the projector installed for about six months, with 561 hours on the lamp. The projector is ceiling mounted (inverted) to allow a dead-center (no lens adjustment) alignment to the screen, so although I did play with the excellent adjustments, I don't use them.