Summary: Won't be upgrading my PRO8200 until I go to 4k. So yea, I love this projector. I suggest buying this projector and a "DarbeeVision DVP-5000" (if you can wing it financially $199.00) and you'll be set when it comes to sheer image size and visual clarity for years to come.
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: I did a bit of searching to find an HD projector with built in speaker and this one came up as the most recommended. It fits the bill perfectly. Decent lumens for the price and plenty of connections for all potential users. Colors are good throughout the spectrum, blacks okay. I would buy this again, a great value.
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: This projector was great - picture, clarity, color - until about the 11-month mark when the bulb exploded while in use. I contacted ViewSonic and arranged for warranty repair, although I had to pay to ship it back to them. It took about six weeks to get it back and appeared to be fine until we attempted to use it to play Wii through the component video output.