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.
Summary: We received this recently, and after testing it out we're very happy with the picture, menus, noise level, and brightness, particularly for the price. We test drove a video in 1080p on the projector, and it's great, so probably good for home theater use. That said, we're using it as a work projector most of the time. If you're just doing PowerPoint, probably not necessary.
Summary: this thing definitely exceeds expectations. The picture is great during the day with daylight shining on the screen. And at night, even better. In the dark amazing! The network monitoring software is pretty useful to see the lamp life, but with 6000 hours, I think its gonna take a while. Pretty fast start-up time, good remote, with built in laser pointer. lots of hdmi!
Summary: I purchased this for use at a company I was working for (they paid for it of course) to use in a conference room. Absolutely great picture quality, 1080p resolution is very useful and helps future-proof the projector. Came with all the ports we needed, and was incredibly bright! I was expecting to have to dim the lights and close some windows (very well lit room), but the projector put off enough light that all this was just optional in the end.