Summary: Great 720p projector that's also 1080p compatible (downscaled), I use this at events as a VJ projector and love it! It's the brighter sub-$1000 projector I know of (as is the newer model that has 1080p native @ 120hz) and it's lasted me 3 years being used 8-12 hours a day 2-3 days a week at music events (which means it travels a lot and gets used in high vibration high traffic environments).
Pros: EXTREMELY bright! Great focus & 120hz support @ 720p.
Cons: Gets rather warm and MUST be allowed to cool properly before being unplugged when powered off. Fan noise not inconsiderable but acceptable for size.
Summary: Personal Experience This unit is amazingly bright and Sharp. It is 3D ready, which means that you need an added box to convert the frame sequential frames to view the 3D. Viewsonic sells one and Optoma has one too. Only the Optoma unit has an additional port that allows you to connect an if emitter. This allows you to use the 3rd party universal 3D shutter glasses that can also be set to work on most of the 3D TVs.
By far the brightest and clearest for the price range.
14 November 2011
Summary: The projector I purchased is a re-manufactured one. The picture is the best I have seen in a projector, and friends have commented so as well. Super bright, and image is crystal clear at almost 150". Have not priced replacement bulbs yet, but I will need one because we use the projector often. Best purchase I have made in a long time.