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It's huge and loud. Afterall the picture is pretty good (1024x768) and surely it's cheap if you find it somewhere to purchase. I could recommend it for the DIY people couse it's hw can be easily tweaked.
The other reviewers were right. The ballast died in mine a month after I bought it. A new ballast costs more than a new projector...
I've gone through 3 in a year. The ballasts are at the end of their life. STAY AWAY FROM THESE!!!
Any Problems: 3 Ballasts in 3 of these projectors have gone out on me in the past year! STAY AWAY FROM THESE!!!!
Firstly, mines been converted to run on Tungston Halogen bulbs, £3 a pair. It's huge, noisy too. That said the image is really good, and second hand this is a lot lbetter option than newer projectors. The XGA is worth paying extra for - at 100" it pixelation isn't an issue at normal veiwing distance - even close its not a problem. Connectors are funny, doesn't use a standard VGA for computer conection, awkward if you can't get one with cables. All in all I'm happy - for a cheap second hand projector its really rather good.
Any Problems: Size, noise, gets warm. Non standard VGA connection. Probably great in rear projection mode, where its out of the way.
This projector is huge and noisy. The ballasts for the metal-halide bulbs in these things are gonna die any day now, mine already did.
Any Problems: I have had a ballast go out in one. A ballast for this thing is more than 3 of these projectors would cost.
This is a big thing. But it has a good image quality and the replacement lamp is cheap... and you can get them for a low cost second hand.
Any Problems: It's big... And if you get an old projector the fan may make some noise.