Originally Posted by Coopx
I was planning to upgrade my LCD TV into a projector, this is my first choice the HD20 but after checking this thread im kinda thinking now if im still going to get this stuff, looks like theres a lot of people experiencing problems with this product. This is a great forum by the way, just saw it while im doing some research on this projector.
I have been with this thread pretty much from the very start. And I don't expect you to take the time to read this huge thread. But if you did, you will find more positive posts than negative ones.
And if you compare the HD20 with other projectors in these threads, you will also find basically the same patterns. No projector (or product) is perfect. You will find plenty of stories of people with problems with products. Optoma stands behind their warranty and so you should rest assured. I also got mine from Costco (which they now sell the HD180) and so I know I am fine for 2 years.
I have also noticed in general that people with negative experiences tend to make more of an effort to share their thoughts in forums and review sites, than people with good experiences. Which means that what we see is likely skewed. So if you see 1 bad review for every 10 good ones, it likely means there are way more good experiences that were not shared making the bad ratio even lower. I don't have stats on that, but it seems that most people that avoid taking time to make reviews, will take the time when it means sharing a bad experience.
I don't think your question should be if you should get the HD20 or another projector. I think you might want to re-ask if you want to "replace" your LCD with a projector. Or "Supplement" your LCD with the addition of a projector.
I have both and I would not use one exclusively over the other.