Quoted from Psythik, "I wouldn't rely on ViewSonic's warranty. Their support treats you like an idiot and I've heard horror stories about people waiting months to get their projector back. If you're not skilled enough to fix the issues yourself, don't buy this projector. But if you are capable, you still can't do any better for the price"
I don't disagree, but you'll be able to find someone to complain about any MFG. warrranty process, service or quality control issues. It's important to note that the 1 year express exchange means there is no "waiting" for your projector to be fixed. This is directly from Viewsonic :
"What do you do while your display or projector is out for repair? ViewSonic's Express Exchange Service guarantees that a replacement unit will be shipped to your registered location within 48 hours** of your call. We even pay freight both ways."
Originally Posted by Grayson73
Someone said this is the same projector as the Acer H6510BD but with different firmware. What do you think?
Yes it is the same with each company putting their own spin on the final product but the Viewsonic is cheaper, has a better warranty, it's black & maybe just a hair better visual performance. The Acer has 2d-3d conversion.
This has been the weirdest projector launch I've ever seen with both Acer and Viewsonic. Both have been "released" for awhile now but there was practically no supply anywhere. Acer seemed to build more hype early despite Viewsonic having the advantages I've noted. Now it seems like viewsonic is ready to really launch - it's certainly no accident that ProjectorCentral & Projector Review just published reviews and Newegg just launched today a $50 off coupon. This all happened in the last three days.
Now optoma has thrown its hat in the ring with the HD131Xe - but again Viewsonic is still notably cheaper for very similar hardware designs (DLP, DC3 2x color wheels, etc.) The Benq W1070 with the 3x RGBRGB wheel (6x effective speed) is the next step with any major design difference (this wheel design provides better color and reduced rainbows).Edited by Nathan Troutman - 8/7/13 at 11:06am