Summary: This is a great projector with a bright display. However, it is not suitable for all situations. The short throw design requires that the projector be placed very close to the screen. With an 80 inch screen you need to place the projector about 2 to 3 feet from screen very close to the floor. Your typical table top installation 6 to 12 feet away is going to result in an enormous image that is partially on the ceiling.
Summary: I purchased this projector for a cramped room that is only about 8 feet wide and 18 feet long. There are 2 of us in there so it is a bit cramped and definitely not enough room for a regular projector. That is why I chose a "Short Throw" Projector. Setup: This took a little bit of time to get just right. It is designed to be sitting low to the ground and close to the wall.
Summary: This thing is as advertised and then some. The ultra short throw projector is currently set @ 44 inches from the wall/screen and produces an 84 inch diagonal image. Color balance is very good out of the box (6 segment color wheel really helps here) and adjustments are easy due to the well laid out menus. Video is very smooth, text is good and DLP rainbow effect is negligible.
Summary: I'm using it for a new church meeting in a school's auditorium. The screen that it's shown on is over 25' diagonally. I have it backed up about 12 feet from the screen and it's displaying at almost it's full 25' capacity and the picture and brightness and clarity are incredible. It's wonderfully easy to set up - essentially, plug and play.
Summary: Wow,this thing is bright and is easy to set up. Versatility is built in to be utilized with in different applications - just have to get the right wiring. Thanks for edging me toward the 21st Century.