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: 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: 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?
Summary: I don't know much about projectors but it seemed to be pretty good till it died on me. I'm hoping to get a refund and not an exchange so I can shop around and hopefully get something better than this overpriced piece of junk.
Pros: Good picture. Worked great for everything I needed while it was still working.
Cons: Not even 2 weeks of owning it and it died. Was using it and there was a pop and it shut off and won't turn back on. For the price I would expect something like this to last longer than a couple weeks huge disappointment.
Summary: The guy below who was talking about $180 replacement laser being insanely high after 2 years of continuous use? What a moron. A) You can't run a projector bulb for 1/4 of that time, and B) the cost for the bulbs are about the same if not more expensive anyway. Great decision.
Pros: Laser/LED projection is definitely the way to go, we've had a Casio one at our company for a couple years now. This is what all projectors should be switching to. Instant on, instant off, much cooler, great color and clarity.
Cons: Expensive. High entry cost, but pays for itself.
Pros: yes, it's expensive to have it replaced, but how many people use it continuously for 2 years!? most projectors are used for presentations or home theater. 2 star review will make this look bad, which it probably is not.
Cons: parts and labor for maintenance might be expensive, but that's expected.
Cons: after a total of about 2.25 years of contiual use the laser could die, and would have to be replaced for 180$ plus the cost of the laser and shipping. The warranty will only replace the laser up until 1 year of ownership. cost benefit of laser over bulbs not quite worth it!