Summary: I've had this projector since it first came out, about 8 years. I'm on my second bulb getting ready for my third. This is a beautiful projector. Picture quality is very, very good, fan sound very quiet, especially with the included baffle installed.
Summary: I purchased this projector after reading about it in Consumer Reports. It was very highly reccomended by them and after receiving it I know why. My screen is 80 inches and it looks better than anything I have ever seen in any size at BestBuy or Fry's.
Summary: I absolutely love this projector. The screen looks amazing. Blu-ray movies especially look good. I was a little worried at first, because of the short distance from my couch to the screen, but the picture is crystal clear.
Summary: Personal Experience This is my second projector, my 1st being an epson Pro-Cinema 800 (720p). I agree that this projector is somewhat soft when compared to other projectors...not to say it's a fuzzy image, It's just when comparing. My Epson was sharper by comparison.
Summary: Personal Experience Though this is my 3rd projector for viewing movies at home, this is the first "Theater" specific projector that I purchased. The others that I owned were for both PC/Movie Display. (There is just no comparison!
Summary: I got this projector to replace a Sony Cineza VPL-10 (I think it was designated), which was a superb machine for the price but had a serious annoyance - a noticeable screendoor effect when the camera panned across a homogeneous field (such as sky).
Summary: Personal Experience Had this projector installed for 2 months now - HOLY COW! Hooked up to a Denon 757 - 1080P upscaling and a Sony 5200 Receiver - also upscales everything to 1080P - all in HDMI. Images are bright, full with a 3D depth that I have never seen before.
Summary: Personal Experience I`ve just substituted my HS-50 for this model and the bigger differences were the color and no more chicken wires! I`m only watching regular DVDs through a Denon 5910 scaling to 1080i and letting VW-50 go for 1080p.