Summary: I did some extensive research between this and a few BenQ projectors. I ended up going with this because of price and good reviews. I currently have this projecting on a 140" homemade screen. It displays perfectly. I have it wall mounted at around a 17 foot throw. It has been up for about 6 months now, no issues whatsoever.
Excerpt: Use projector for employee training and meetings. Great resolution and color depth even with large screen viewing. Very easy setup for computer connection in win 7 and up. Have not found anything that I dislike with this projector. Full 1090x1080 resolution makes for less scrolling during training with our Electronic Medical record system.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Focus, Lightweight, Powerful, Sharp Picture
Summary: The projector works. I thought I was going to love it, but I've found it has some really annoying issues. Pros: - Sharp picture (I keep mine slightly blurred to reduce screen-door effect) - Decent color - Decent brightness Cons: - Became extremely loud after a week or two of using it - Started to bug out at 4 months, waiting for a minute or two to fully turn on - After 8 months, Strange scrambling of menu graphics, sort of like a video card that's overheating - Some...
Summary: I still give this a 5 as none of the cons actually diminish the viewing experience, mostly they are setup issues or just components of the design that are not optimal. The speakers are fine for down and dirty sound, but i imagine most people will have a 5.1 or better setup if they are purchasing this unit. It will get the job done without making your eardrums cry.
Pros: This thing is everything i wanted in a projector for the ~600$ range. It is very bright even on the ECO setting. Works well during the day or with very bright ambient light. I even shined a blindingly bright halogen desk lamp at the image(at ~100" sizing) and it was barely noticeable. The throw is a tight range but good enough for my setup. I am displaying on an orange peel textured beige wall, and neither has significant impact, there are numerous scuffs and holes in...
Cons: The menu is satisfactory but could be arranged a little more intuitively (nitpicking). More HDMI ports (i bought a 3x1 switch to compensate) there is a simple 10-20$ fix ( im being generous here ViewSonic) that should be implemented: There is ONE thumbscrew for adjustment, it is front center. THATS it.... it works fine for meetings and quick and dirty setup. However, for a home theater arrangement it would be very helpful to have rear adjustable feet and also to have ...
Summary: The only drawback that I have with this projector (though it may be the fact I have it so large) is that while watching movies if I change my focus from one end of the screen to the other you can see a RGB blur out of the corner of your eye. Not too bad though you get used to it.
Pros: This projector is excellent for the price. I work for Dish and work with alot of home theater systems, this projector is just as good as some of the $2000 projectors I've seen. Way better quaility than any rear projector tv I've seen. I've got mine projector onto a 120" screen and I only need it 12' away.
Summary: I put this one in my home office. The fan is much quieter then my older one in the living room and this one cost less, as does the replacement bulb. It is very bright so I can use it in the day time with the shades only partly closed (I can still watch the birds and deer outside my window).
Summary: I don't write reviews often but feel my review is necessary to people looking for a cheaper projector and could be stuck on which model to select. I decided to look for a more budget friendly one!! I purchased the PJD5134 FIRST for $349. I was VERY pleased with it, however I do become OCD over certain things, and with the 5134 I could somewhat see pixels on certain images.
Summary: This has turned my basement into a movie theater. The picture is amazing, especially with a bluray. I sanded a wall and painted it with an enamel interior trim paint I got from Sherwin Williams. Install projector, focus it, tape off the blue box it produces on the wall and go to work. Make sure the wall is as smooth as possible for the best picture. The paint/supplies cost me about $25 and I now have a 133" HD TV in my basement.
Product is very good. Picture quality is crisp and colorful
Karen E. Pease, Amazon
20 November 2014
Summary: Product is very good. Picture quality is crisp and colorful! There is a rainbow effect to get used to when watching blu rays or playing the ps4, due to the array of colors and detail in the picture. I got used to it within a couple of weeks. It does not appear when watching DVDs or playing the WII U. I love the projector.