Excerpt: In the design stage of my new family/theater room project I got on the phone with the experts at B&H; designed and purchased all the parts to my new entertainment system. Unfortunately (for myself) I'm not the most experienced builder, so I attempted to think of all things in advance, but, clearly did not. I originally purchased a projector that didn't have the throw distance I needed for my room.
Pros: Clear Sound, Good Remote
Cons: Difficulty Filling Screen, Only Comes In Black
Summary: Personal Experience This projector confounded me for the first few months. First I couldn't stop noticing digital noise in the picture, then the color wheel started squeaking, plus I could never get the gamma levels correct. Then after a few hours the wheel stopped squeaking. Then after about 100 hours the digital noise disappeared. Then I realized my PC was outputting YPbPr and switched it to RGB and the gamma was finally fixed.
Summary: The only reason I am giving 4 stars is because I love this projector so much. I couldn't ask for more given what I initially payed for it. However, be wary of this projector. My lamp failed after only 1000 hours of use when it was stated from multiple sources that there would be a 4000 to 6000 hour lamp life. CAUTION: 3 year warranty doesn't include the lamp. The lamp has a separate 1 year warranty, any failure after that and you're buying a new one.
Pros: Good Resolution Dual HDMI Output Auxiliary for speakers 130" Screen on our apartment wall (Works great on white walls, don't waste the money on a small and super expensive screen)
Cons: Expensive Don't Trust Lamp Life Short warranties
Summary: I don't understand why everyone doesn't have a projector. It is bad@ss.
Pros: I reviewed this projector in 2012, when it had about 2000 hours on it (traditional projector bulb life) and it was going strong. Well, it's still going strong at 5,000 hours on the original bulb. It still looks great. I've built a wall to expand the image to it's maximum 12" wide projection size. (much bigger than the 120" screen I bought for it) 12" wide is the maximum size for a living room projector at such close range (6'-14' away from the screen) without it being...
Cons: It's hard to keep my roommates from burning up all my bulb hours
Summary: This is a great projector. Can show full HD content nicely and pictures that are colorful are perfect. The only problem I have with it is, it does not perform well for darker pictures. When watching movies that have most scenes shot in the dark, it is difficult to distinguish between black background and a person's black coat, for example.
Summary: Poor sharpness is the most disappointing.
Pros: It was reasonably cheap. Bright. Acceptable quality for the price. Long warranty.
Cons: Average to poor dark scenes definition. Image throw angle is quite steep and not adjustable. Not sharp across the entire image, it is not noticeable in movies, but quite noticeable in PC desktop fonts.
Summary: So hooked up a HTPC to it and it is cutting off the top and bottom of windows. This is driving me nuts. Can only zoom _in_ but not out. Overscan is greyed out making me want to punt it. Can't find anything helpful on forums on how to enable this.
Pros: I've had this thing for a while now and it works good. Very bright and crisp. It powers on the fastest of any projector I've ever had.
Cons: As will all projectors, darker grays and black don't show so much.