Well I've had this projector since Thursday and figured I'd offer up an opinion (I know everyone has one), but before I start I should explain my previous projector experience (because this opinion is based on that)
This is my 3rd projector prior to this I had an Infocus IN26 and a Infocus X1, all 3 used the same DIY screen (5'X7' sheet (painted with a flat white interior paint) stapled to a 1”X3 “wood frame and hung on the wall). I am a VERY heavy user (if I'm not at work or sleeping my projector is on), all my content comes from a projector via my computer. My computer was built by me and has a Nvida GeForce 8400 GS video card, DVDs are played on the computer and there is a ATI HD tv tuner card installed as well (for the local HD channels).
Because all content comes from the computer and the video card has many adjustments (as does the projector) I took out of storage a Oritron DVD player, plugged it into the to RCA connector and played the movie The Replacements (knowing there would be vivid RGBs). This way I was able to adjust the projector to a raw video signal from the DVD player then adjust the video card to the projector.
So, lets get started, first the projector settings
LED Mode: Normal
Picture Mode: Vivid
Under advanced settings
Color Temp: Medium
Dynamic Contrast: Low
Dynamic Color: High
Noise Reduction: Low
Black Level: Low
Film Mode: on
Edge Enhancer: On
DVD player was at it's default settings and a short RCA cable was used, the room was dark (except for a night light at the other side of the room).
Now for the subjective part, for me I am blown away, to date I have never seen anything like this, the Vivid colors with no color bleeding dropped my jaw, heck even my wife was impressed.
I took a few pictures (Nikon 10 mega pixel camera) to try to capture the depth of color.www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4161500188/www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4160742757/www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4161497714/www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4160740081/
These pictures are unedited using the default settings on the camera.
I am so impressed by the image I actually ordered a new screen a Da-Lite High power 72" Height x 96" Width (because of projector placement I can use this screen and be well with in the tight viewing angle).
This is the best image quality I have ever had (keep in mind my past experience) and to think this is a sub $500 projector, so for “Me” who tends to be a bit thrifty and puts thousands of hours a year on a projector (I work 4 days a week and have insomnia) I am in heaven. With my viewing habits this projector will pay for it self in 2 years, heck if I only get half the rated time of the LEDs I'll still be ahead of the game.
So for those out there who have a similar projector background, you'll be pleasantly impressed with this projector. I was concerned with the 200 lumen rating, not any more this is plenty bright enough and handles ambient light much better than I expected.
Once again this is my opinion based on my limited background.