Summary: We weren't interested in researching the newest inputs/outputs, refresh rates or dpi - we just wanted to purchase a projector that made movie watching more enjoyable than using a small tv or laptop. Annndd... done: we paid just under $300 for a full setup.
Pros: Works better than I thought it would and I've been using it most recently to project a giant 8' screen for Halo:Reach and the images are crisp and flow smoothly
Cons: I have the projector sitting on the top shelf of a built in book shelf and because there is not an option to move the screen up or down I have to set the projector upside-down with a little wooden block underneath it to get the desired screen position and size.
Summary: If this had an HDMI input it would be the perfect projector for it's price range. The resolution rating, SD /vs HD is based on the video input. You can obtain 720p using the RGB input if your video card supports that high an output.
Summary: If the projector supported HDMI, it would be perfect. Instead you are limited to VGA, S-Video, and Component Video. Last night, we watched a movie on the garage door under the stars. It was perfect!
Summary: Other reviewers report problems with this device. I happen to have one that has been working just fine since 2009 with no problems. Beyond that, I will add: 1. A replacement lamp is around $200. That is not unusual for DLP projectors, but you should know. The lamp is rated at about 4000 hours.
decent for the price, not a rock star by any means
Ed Canupp, Amazon
30 April 2010
Summary: I bought a reconditioned one with a new lamp in it, it's bright enough in a darkened room, it does distort colors some what. I actually wish it would work in closer spaces, but if you have a few meters (yards) to setup away from screen or wall, you should be good to go.
Summary: I didn't spend much on it ($169 refurbished), and it was a great deal at that price. It works good: Clear picture through the computer, DVD player, and the cable box. I use it outside for baseball games, and the only problem is it doesn't work very well until the sun goes down (even in the shade).
we display on a king size sheet and I am very happy with picture
jeremey garcia, Amazon
30 April 2010
Summary: We purchased projector for outdoor movie nights .... we display on a king size sheet and I am very happy with picture.. I have to say ..... I am very picky when it comes to picture quality. But with this projector the image is very clear and when blu ray played the picture is high quality .....