Got this on sale and I couldn't be anymore happier. Its LASER/LED and I know it has a ...
27 September 2014
Summary: Got this on sale and I couldn't be any happier. Its LASER/LED and I know it has a long bulb life plus it doesn't degrade over the years of use. In my opinion, its cheaper to own this than an $800 1080P projector with regular bulb that has 500 hours rating. My next purchase would be 4K LASER/LED projector.
Summary: I've had this projector since early march 2014. I use it for movies and gaming. The picture is crisp and sharp. It's beautiful. Just beautiful. Movie nights at my place have been pretty fantastic. Playing Destiny on the xbox one currently and it's made the experience fantabulous!
Excerpt: This is my forth projector and i bought it almost a year ago.NO lamps to change and NO filters to clean.The picture on my 100 inch screen is unbeliveable. My other projectors cost me a ton of money in replacement lamps alone.So i suggest this model / PRO 9000 to anyone who wants a great picture with NO warm up needed. Also they were not kidding about the Lo noise level.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls
Summary: When i bought this i was worried it was rated at lower lumens than other lamp based models. However, now that i have it and have used it for numerous movies in my home theater, i am so glad i bought this model. It is a great projector and works awesome for my darker than average theater. Knowing what i know now, i would definatey buy this again!
Summary: I have considered acquiring a projector for some time, and this one seemed like it might meet my needs quite well. In fact, I love this projector. I feel like I am in a theater, without paying the ridiculous prices charged by theaters. While this particular projector is on the pricey side, the picture quality seems, to me, to be phenomenal. Setup and connection are a breeze.
Summary: If color accuracy, subtle shades/gradients and full HD are important to you then this is the projector to get. The laser LED hybrid design lives up to the marketing hype, no more pale yellow's coming off as pale brown or subtle gray shadows or stripes disappearing all together. While solid colors are vibrant and jump off the backdrop without any rainbow effect.
Summary: First of all let me say I did own a previous bulb projector in which the picture quality was superb. I was very happy with it until about 3 months later the bulb exploded in the projector. The bulbs in these projectors are not cheap and who wants to keep replacing them. So believe me you don't want to deal with an exploding bulb in your home. Well back to the projector. The price point is a little higher than a competitive bulb projector but you get what you pay for.
Summary: I'm an engineer with pro video experience, thinking about upgrading an older projector, and have not used this model. I suggest using the "compare" function on the linked ViewSonic site to see side by side full spec's of their current models. They've obsoleted their own Pro8x00 models.
Pros: Lifetime lamp design, next generation video quality (as to DLP contrast ratio; WQHD or 4k or 8k are industrial only resolution levels still); ViewSonic 3 year warranty includes lamp, unlike 1 year or less limit on other projectors (another reviewer posted false information - lamp life on this model is the same spec as found in many panel TV's; IOW, it never gets replaced for projector life absent defects, unlike quartz lamps). This is a zero expected maintenance proje...
Cons: Not overly bright - better to use flat panel unless portability is needed; expensive (for now?). Spec's don't list international compatibility (eg, like Acer K750, their slightly less expensive but lower video quality LED projector). Not as compact or focused on wireless presentations as some Epson's (but those are still 720p only models) (all models NewEgg sells - hopefully then allowable comparisons here). Since portability and ease of setup in different rooms are t...
Summary: First and foremost, this projector is impossible to mount accurately, IT DOES NOT HAVE TILT SHIFT and the auto functions you would expect from a product that costs this much. I'm still trying to figure out a way to get it positioned correctly, I'm going to try some after market mounting and see if that works. Seriously though, how do they not provide any function/features/equipment for mounting at this price point?