Excerpt: This projector earns five stars on a cost adjusted basis. It has numerous tradeoffs, to be sure, but it is really quite a marvel for its price point—so much so that there really isn't anything close to the price that offers 1080p resolution, flexible inputs, respectable image quality, good portability (including a custom sized carrying case) and excellent brightness.The tradeoffs include all the stuff that would logically have to be economized to hit this price point.
Pros: Clear Display, Easy To Use, Quiet, Small Footprint
Summary: I was pleased with how quiet the projector was, but was disappointed to find out how far it had to be from the wall and ceiling for proper ventilation which meant the resultant image was smaller than I had expected. Still, it is a decent unit for the price and much cheaper and easier to deal with than a monitor of the same image size.
Summary: My previous projector died (Optoma EP747) and this projector is much better. I loved my EP747 when I purchased it 5-6 years ago so I am very happy I found one at a reasonable price and it outperforms my previous one.
Excerpt: Just as great is the dual HDMI input. It provides great flexibility. I purchased 2 of these bad boys for an small auditorium that can be split into 2 rooms. I ceiling mounted the projectors and configured HDMI cabling with a splitter so a single laptop with HDMI out connects to both D950HD's simultaneously. The image output is fantastic. Audio output is decent too.
Summary: I have not tested this projector and may never will but having owned two Vivitek projectors in the past, I can say that they offer excellent quality imaging even with high ambient light. Presently I own an Optoma 3D projector only because at the time I could not find a true 3D Vivitek. It seems that this is not a 3D projector either but while I owned Vivitek projectors I was quite pleased with their quality.
Summary: Personal Experience True 1080p native resolution under $1000. I paid $899 at best buy. Has 2 HDMI inputs, and a huge variety of inputs/outputs. It also has audio out, which was important to me. In this price range, DLP is far superior to LCD projectors. I originally purchased a $1699 Epson 3LCD projector, and this Vivitek has a much better, crisper, brighter, more vivid picture.
Summary: Having had no previous experience of projectors my point of view is limited, however I do know a good picture when I SEE IT. Its bright, enough to paint a grey screen which helps the blacks deepen a little. It is generally better than I expected in all areas. Setup is easy and intuitive as well as having personal preferences for individual users.