Summary: Got this to replace a Viewsonic PJ503 that died after the bulb hit 3000 hours. Decided to upgrade instead of buying another bulb - and paid a lot less than our previous one. Thought about getting a TV but we like the way a projector seems more like going to the movies. It has a very bright and vivid picture - we don't put a blanket over the windows any more. The bulb life should last a lot longer. It powers up and down a lot faster too. We are very happy with it.
Summary: Projector works nice but this model (PJD5132) doesn't have an HDMI input which has become a real pain. I had to spend another 50 dollars for a converter from HDMI to RCA as I am using it with my Blu-Ray DVD Player. If you're using it for a home theater, it would be better to get the next model up to avoid the hassle if you are just hooking it up to your computer, it's perfect.
Bright picture, great value, long throw distance, hardly any zoom adjustment.
6 January 2015
Summary: Great projector for the money - bright enough for a room with windows, and very clear using the a DB25 computer connection with a RGB pigtail. The only real downside - the zooming feature is basically non-existent and the throw is extremely long for a small projector. For my 132" screen I had to place the projector 17 feet back! For a 120" screen you have to place it 15'7" back. You have to calculate your screen size and mounting distance when using this projector.
Summary: The projector is easy to set up and operate. The image can be adjusted by moving the projector closer (smaller image) or further away (larger image). The image is sharp and bright and can be seen in a classroom with a wall of windows.
Awesome projector for the price, very bright and clear
TM Anderson, Amazon
25 October 2014
Summary: We compared this projector side by side to two Epson projectors and a mini. Although small, this was the biggest one we tested but it is the one that I buy for all of my instructors now because it is the best value for the price. We teach continuing education classes all over the country.
I'm returning it because what I wanted was something easy and flexible to hook up to various media for ...
Amazon Customer "lisaraz", Amazon
16 August 2014
Summary: I wanted to save others some time and effort on this product, because I spent a day running around for connecting cables. I wanted to hook this up to my DVD player, but the only port out of the DVD player is HDMI, and despite buying an HDMI-to-VGA connector, it didn't work. I don't have a laptop and neither my Dell desktop nor my Apple desktop has a VGA port.
Summary: Bought the projector for ministry use. It is good for simple stuff and showing videos, but I have a hard time seeing the picture if it is a darkened scene. It works for what we wanted it for, so we are happy!