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 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: 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.
Summary: Personal Experience This pj is more than I hoped for. I have not had a single ounce of buyer's remorse. The pj is defintely bright enough for my 120.5" screen. The BLACK level is so deep that in Star Wars you really feel like you are in space!The colors are exceptional.
Summary: Personal Experience I installed my VW100 about a week ago. After having a few days to tweak and fine tune the projector, I can honestly say that it is currently producing the best picture I have ever experienced...including film and CRT. Is it absolutely perfect? No.