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.
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.
Summary: Personal Experience the projector is awesome. beautiful picture amazing all around. its a purchase i made that i feel great about. Problems the manual is extrememly vague, no set up chart as far as measurements.
Summary: I am very happy with my purchase. I work in the AV industry, so I play with many much more expensive and much higher quality projectors. For the price this one is a great buy. Very sharp and bright I do not even use it on the brightest setting. Blacks are good. The fan is noticeable if you are right next to it or under it.(Reason for my 4 stars) Mine is ceiling mounted and my favorite seat is right under it. Its Not enough to gripe about.