Tom. I am just giving my opinion. I was really hopeful about this model. It is a venture by Optoma to enter a different strata from their normal level, to make a high performance model. Others viewing it that day were likewise unimpressed. Normally various projectors at this price point have certain characteristics by which I can recommend it for those wanting those characteristics. I was very dissapointed by what I saw. Maybe my expectations were to high. This says nothing about other Optoma projectors, the company, the service etc. It just didn`t move me at all and most projectors do at least in one or two regards. All that counts when you buy a projector is that you like it and you don`t have a lot of problems with it. I am sure many who purchased it, like it and are happy. I am in a position where I get to see and play with a wide variety of projectors across a wide price spectrum. I was not veryery inpressed by what I saw compared to other choices at the price point. Perhaps it was the smaller DLP chip used and by my standards a rather cheap lens. The smaller DLP chips require a better lens than a machine using the larger DLP chip. I would not recommend this projector to a friend or a customer. I think one can do much better for the same money. Others may think differently and I have no problem with that. Its the buyer`s decision that counts and if the buyer is happy then of course I am happy for them.