Hitachi CP-S225WT User Reviews
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My dad purchases this unit for business use, and I have borrowed it for Halo LAN parties. It works very will with the Xbox and produces an excellent bright image. Refresh speed could be better though. I have tried setting it up for Home Theater use, but I find the short throw distance and loud operating noise even on "whisper" make it a poor choice. Unit must be mounted directly above the sitting position and noise is quite loud.
I got one of these for the amazing price of $650 and have been using it as a home theater projector. I love the short throw lens -- I didn't have a lot of space available, and this projector can produce large images without having to be across the room. The image is sharp, and the default color settings are reasonably accurate. A little tweaking with the Avia setup DVD and it's just about perfect. It handles 4:3 or 16:9 material well; I mostly watch DVDs and Playstation2 material on it, and it wows my houseguests every time. It's compatible with HDTV, so if I ever decide to get into that, I'm already set. Overall I've been very happy with my purchase.
Any Problems: I'd like a few more options in the setup to tweak the image, but it is sufficient.
I have had this projector for about 3 months now and am extremely happy with it. It is an excellent value for the money. I looked at some more expensive projectors and this one still seems to be the best value. Used for home theatre and I am still impressed at my 120" screen.
Any Problems: None so far!!!!
This projector had a lot of potential. We originally bought one for home theatre use. It has excellent resolution and sharpness, smoothly scaled images and great support for progressive scan (480p) DVDs. But color problems forced us to return ours.
Any Problems: Our first unit had a distinct green cast in midtones and fleshtones in the top-right corner of the screen. The second had almost the same problem, only this time it was in the opposite (top-left) corner, and was in blacks and shadows (and more pronounced, making the top-right look distinctly magenta.) Can only imagine it being some kind of design flaw -- offset LCDs perhaps?