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 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: I have only had the PRO8200 for about three weeks so far and I think it's great! I have a dedicated theater room so I can control the lighting. I am using DirecTV with the HD box and I have my Blu-Ray connected. The picture quality whether watching DirecTV or Blu-Ray movies is absolutely fabulous. But, like many others, I was frustrated initially because there was very little detail while watching dark scenes.
Summary: It a great projector. It's super bright and has the longest bulb life and warranty on the market. The color is a little off right out of the box but you can go to http://www.projectorreviews.com/viewsonic/pro8200/calibration.php for the perfect color/contrast/brightness settings. My third projector and I would defiantly recommend it.
Summary: My son bought the ViewSonic Pro8200 Projector and asked me to help him do the ceiling mount. I was skeptical at first because of the price. The install was clean and easy, and when he first fired up the projector, I was amazed! The picture quality of DLP is unbelievable! I didn't waste any time. Went directly to Amazon and bought one for myself. I have it set up with my Harmony remote to come on with my DirecTV box and Pioneer AV Receiver with the touch on one button.
Summary: It took a while to find the right projector but this was it! Lots of inputs and great quality. Granted, I was sent the wrong one which caused a 2 week delay in enjoying my new home theater but when it showed up... WOW!
Summary: The goods: - Bright, shades open or closed I have no problem seeing the screen. - Full 1080p native resolution, no interlaced BS. - Lots of inputs (and outputs). - Comfortable level of optical zoom. The not so goods: - The speaker isn't that great. But then again, who uses a projector for its speaker? - High throw angle, depending on what you want. It's ideal for mounting on the ceiling or high on the wall, not much use sitting behind a couch.
Summary: Bought this back in October, been very happy with it since. Good quality picture, and was very easy to hook up to my speaker system. If it had a 3rd HDMI port, it would have been perfect, but very good overall.
Summary: Delivers excellent color from the PC matching the presentation graphics. The image is clear and the projection is excellent. Definitely great for a conference room projector. Not one to use for portable needs.