Very good experience with this product and seller.
4 June 2013
Summary: Very pleased with the purchase. The projector works well exactly as stated. It is very light, compared to the previous projector I have been using. The lamp does not burn as hot as some models, but the illumination produced is fine. I would highly recommend this model to everyone.
Summary: pros: been great for watching movies off laptop, hooked easily to my mac laptop cons: very white scenes can be washed out, could not make it work with Windows running via boot camp, hook up with RCA cables to my component DVD player looks awful overall: worth the cost
Summary: I loved my viewsonic PJ458D. I loved it until I had it about a month and the red light began blinking notating overheating. I sent it in and 3 months passed while the warranty and repair tried to work out the issues. During this time, I spent hours on hold and got nowhere with any information; basically I was told nobody knew anything. Finnally, they sent me a replacement. 3 months passed and the same issue has again occurred again.
Good Entry-Mid Level Projector at an affordable price
Ian Short "TheChinglish", Amazon
26 November 2008
Summary: This is my first projector, I got it about a year ago and the way I have it setup is what you could consider "home cinema". I have a media PC hooked up to it via VGA (15 pin DSub) and a Playstation 2 hooked up via S-Video. The VGA setup comes out very crisp, for HD videos as well as HDTV. We had a superbowl party and everyone was quite impressed. The S-Video is decent, but nothing special - it's certainly better than using the yellow RCA jack.
Worked great until it didn't anymore....not-so-great service
David Sumner "dasumner", Amazon
26 November 2008
Summary: This was my first projector. I was very happy with it until one day, with no warning, it stopped working. I would turn it on, and within 5 seconds it would indicate the temp was too high and shut itself off. I contacted Viewsonic to arrange a warranty repair. Their webpage said they'd send me a unit within 48 hours. Their phone support said no units were available, I'd have to wait up to 15 days for mine to be repaired. They received mine on the 2nd.
Summary: My first attempt of setup was setting it on the coffee table in front of me, but it seemed to keep over heating and shutting itself off to cool. Since I installed it from the ceiling, it has not over heated. I am projecting a really nice 90" widescreen image from about 8' from the screen. I have found that using the 16:9 widescreen setting give the best image.
Summary: The company I work for has one of these and I've toted it around to many meetings, hooked it up to Dell's and Apple's, used it for gaming, moving watching and presentations, and haven't had one single problem. There are some naysayers below, and of course there are always lemons, but honestly the reason I came to this page (and was startled to find negative reviews) is because I'm looking to purchase a second unit for my personal use in a home theater.
Summary: ViewSonic has replaced my brand new PJ458D model projector three times, and the current one has also failed after 10-30 minutes. In each case, the lamp shuts down and cannot be restarted until it cools. Several times the fan also shut down with the lamp, shortening the life of the bulb. This has been frustrating to the extreme and the company has offered no explanation. I will not accept another of this model, nor recommend it to anyone.