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I've had this projector for over 4 months now and it has worked beautifully so far. I did a lot of research before buying a projector, I wanted something less than $500 or at least very near to that price point, something that would project a screen size 90 inches or bigger from about about 10ft or so since that's the distance in my set-up (rest assure that I checked out the distance calculators for other projectors that were about the same price or cheaper and the maximum size from about 10ft was around 70 inches according their respective websites).
When I bought this, there wasn't really any reviews or anything since this is a pretty recent model so this made the decision even harder, but I decided to go for it still.
Now to talk about the projector:
- It has very nice native resolution of WXGA 1280 x 800 which makes it great for movies, the resolution does go up higher to 1080p if you connect the appropriate input device such as a Blu-Ray player, gaming console.
- Set up was easy to understand and do
- Turns on relatively fast
- Image is really bright and clear even in Eco-Mode(which is how I have it right now so the lamp bulb last longer), no huge difference between regular mode and Eco-Mode. But don't worry, if the screen seems to bright for some reason, you can always decrease the brightness level as you please. I recommend Eco-Mode, it's better for any projector really
- It has vertical keystone correction but no horizontal keystone correction. I knew it wouldn't have horizontal keystone correction when I bought it, and other projectors I looked at around this category or less didn't have it either. However I must say that when you're setting up the projector, make sure you get it at the right horizontal angle so the image comes up even, don't worry too much about the vertical angle since it can get fixed with the vertical keystone correction.
- The on-screen menu is easy to understand and navigate through
- No physical manual, it does come in the CD that it's included with the projector, comes with a quick start up guide and an VGA cable
- The speakers on the projector are weak, then again most of the projectors out there have weak speakers, I'm just glad I have a home theater set-up so I don't need the ones in the projector, no big deal for me here
- Pretty much has all the inputs you need: HDMI, VGA, Component, Composite, , RS232 mini, S-Video mini, USB mini-B, 2x stereo mini-Jack. I currently just use the HDMI input for it since that's all I need, makes this much easier and much much better since everything looks better in HD
- It has manual focus, which makes it much easier for me to get the clearest image from distances, you also increase/decrease the screen's size manually
- Still looks good enough even when the lights are turned on
- Expected lamp life is great: Normal Mode - 5000 hours; Economy Mode - 6000 hours (which was a huge driving point in my decision to buy this projector), many projectors out there get less lamp life expectancy than this one, even some of the expensive high end projectors
- Blu-ray movies just look wonderful, you get a vivid image, beautiful colors. Playing video games look wonderful as well, it makes gaming much more intense and a better overall experience.
- I wouldn't say the projector is super loud but you can definitely hear it as you would for other projectors, if anything I've heard louder projectors before, you get used to it though so it becomes less of a problem down the line
- It is recommended that this projector is used no longer than 3 hours per day, there have been several times where I've used it much longer than that in a day and it didn't give me any problems, the projector will even warn you you if it's overheating
- Expect projectors to get hot when in use, this is normal for a lot of projectors, just know that projectors are designed for this case, but also know how to take care of your projector
- As for the 3D part of this projector, you should all be aware that you won't likely find a projector around this category and price range that does 3D for all your devices straight out of the box especially for 1080p 3D, I sure didn't find one. You'll need a 3D converter box such as the Optoma 3D-XL Converter Box for 3D Video and Gaming or the View Sonic 3D HD Video Processor (VP3D1) to watch 3D devices and content without any problems and limitations. However, this projector can do 3D out the box but only in 720p, you'll notice that you won't be able to switch the 3D signal in the projector between ON/OFF if you're watching in any resolution that is not 720p. To be able to turn on the projector's 3D signal on make sure you go to your device's settings and switch the resolution to 720p. Also make sure you have the right HDMI cable (HDMI 1.4, those are the only HDMI cables I have, which are the one's you;'ll need for 3D support in high-end devices that support 3D such as 3D Blu-Ray players) and DLP Link 3D glasses. It is PC-3D Ready, so if you have the right PC setup, you can get a 3D signal to the projector without any problems and without the need of any converter box.
-Clear and bright image
-Great screen size from distances
-Still looks good when lights are on
-Have used for longer than 3 hours in a day many times without having problems
-Limited 3D functionality out of the box (expected)
-No Horizontal Keystone correction (expected)
In case if you're wondering how my setup is, I'm using this projector mountVideoSecu PJ2B 1C9 Universal LCD/DLP Projector Vaulted Ceiling Mount Bracket with 25.6-Inch Extension Pole - Black. I have this Panasonic DMP-BDT210 Integrated-Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player, an XBOX 360 and Nintendo Wii and of course my laptop which I connect all through HDMI to my home theater's Onkyo HT-S5400 7.1-Channel Home Theater System AV Receiver which I then run an HDMI cable from the AV receiver to the projector. "But wait, how do you connect your Nintendo Wii through an HDMI?" you might be wondering, well I use thisWii to HDMI 720P / 1080P HD Output Upscaling Converter - Supports All Wii Display Modes, HDMI Upscale to 720p or 1080p Output for that.
After narrowing it down to a few projectors, this was the better one in terms of specifications and price of course. this projector has met all my expectations and in many ways exceeded them, I'm surprised this projector isn't very popular, it definitely deserves its recognition. So if you're looking for a projector at this particular level, look no further and buy this one.
If possible, I'll be updating my review further down the line, maybe I'll even make a video for it one of these days.