Summary: I have owned one these since July 2006 since 1080P was introduced. At that time the price was $9000. I have only put 1100 hrs on the lamp in 10 years. The lamp is good for at least 2500 hours. I now own three of these thanks to sellers on Ebay.
I own this projector and we all love it! You can make the picture much bigger ...
jesse nelson, Amazon
7 March 2016
Summary: I own this projector and we all love it! You can make the picture much bigger with the setting button and the clarity is amazing. i'm so glad i own this Sony projector! VPL-VW 100 is by far the best projector i have owned.
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.