Summary: Personal Experience Ive owned this projector for 2 years now and use it regularly it has a very clear picture in high definition at 96 inches the only high def component I wish this projector had would be a DVI or HDMI connection but other than that no complaints I am currently on my second bulb the first one lasted 2900 hrs.The new bulb cost me 400 dollars canadian.A good projector for the price
Summary: Personal Experience For the price this is excellent. I bought it because I wanted the cinema experience at home and it has done the job really well. I am currently projecting on to a woodchip paper wall painted in a very muted pink and it give me a very clear picture. Running it on low power it shows up very clearly. It was out of the box and up and running without any problems and in the last four months it has only warned me about cleaning the dust filter once.
Summary: Personal Experience My firt home theater project. Ceiling mounted. 90" 16:9 pull down screen. Audio through A/V amp receiver. Purchased a HD cable set top box, so I use component video directly from STB to projector. I have had this projector for about 10 months now. The picture quality in HD is amazing. I love watching DVD's (prog. scan) and weekend sports on HD. I have also detuned the focus to reduce screen door but at 2.5 times throw it is not necessary.
Summary: Personal Experience First projector for me. Tried a comparable DLP (Benq 5120), rainbow was waaay too noticable, leading to a nice trip to Headache City. Got this unit at $1099CDN, which is pretty much street price in Calgary, Alberta. Unit looks great mounted on the ceiling. Round design is very spiffy. Remote control is reasonably laid out, but no labels on the remote makes it hard to know what button to push.
Summary: Personal Experience I love this projector. I agree with all of the positive aspects described in the other posts. Problems My bulb has 246 hours on it, and is getting very dim. It is difficult to find bulbs for this projector, and the cost (Feb 2005) is over 420 USD, or 178 Pounds (330 USD). Read the other posts - I am not the first person with bulb trouble...
Summary: Personal Experience Gorgeous piece of electronics.Shows well like a nice car.Mounted in the ceiling was a best bet.Use it for computer and DVD player.Future use will be digital TV and HDTV.Did a recent household move,nice to put big screen under your arm versus forklift. Problems Best in nitetime viewing.Should be 10 feet away at least on widescreen.Speakers in unit "better than nothing".No one would use them anyways,jack out to audio amp in home theatre.
Summary: Personal Experience I only use the projector to watch DVD movies. Night time is the best in a dark room. Problems Just under 3 months old & not many hours done, the bulb blew. It is getting replaced under warranty. That is the only drawback so far.