I just got this projector today. I was very afraid. I have a Panasonic AE4000 in a dedicated theater on a 133” Da-Light Hi Power (the old version). Of course, it looks fantastic and I am very spoiled. However, I wanted to put this in my family room and I had no place for a normal throw, and I like having all the equipment on the same wall, just like a flat panel, also, it is great to be able to walk around the room without being blinded as you are never in the throw. I understand that gamers are going nuts over these because they are very bright, and you can stand up in front of the screen to play. This one throws from a couple of feet, so it is sitting on a 24” deep coffee table, which puts the bottom of my 100” no gain screen at 33” off the ground. Perfect viewing height, and above the equipment on the coffee table. It took some tweaking but I’m extremely happy. I was replacing a 65” Sharp LCD flat screen (going to the bedroom because it was too high over the fireplace and too small compared to the Panny. The contrast is not as good, but good enough. The screen door doesn’t show, as I am sitting 12 to 15’ away. The lens uniformity is great, as proven by the test patterns which are built in. Getting the color and contrast is the trick, but try these settings and you might be amazed. Color mode: Theater, Brightness: 0, Contrast: 7, Sharpness -5, Color Temp: 6500K, Color Adjustment: green drive -5, Auto Iris: on, Noise Reduction: off (very important). Then be amazed. I am very happy. Great picture. Not a match for the Panny, but plenty good enough to watch anything. It reminds me of the early top of the line 16:9 home theater projectors. Like 1366 x 768, but 1200 x 800, so the same. High definition, just not 1080, but essentially indistinguishable on 98% of what you will watch. This is the fastest and easiest way to get a big bright HD picture in any space. Mine came bundled with a wall mount, which I have no use for. They are really marketed for classrooms. What a WASTE of a good projector. The one bitch I have is that it only has one HDMI input, so you need a sound bar or theater in a box with enough HDMI switching to handle your satellite receiver, blu-ray player or game console, and Roku.
Edited by JHouse - 1/19/14 at 2:41pm