Hitachi CP-S335 User Reviews
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I have had this projector since 2005. It spent its first year in sandy, dusty Iraq with me and its filter has only ever been cleaned once (shame on me). The image is plenty bright. You can see the pixel grid clearly on larger (wall-sized) display sizes, but it is still very suitable for older gaming platform usage (Xbox 360, for example). If I found one new in the box somewhere I would buy another in a heartbeat.
Any Problems: I lost the filter cover you are supposed to install when mounting the unit upside-down (as it currently is), so it's still using the standard cover. After a year like that, it still has not had any problems. It is a bit noisy by today's standards unless you go into Whisper Mode, and then it is a bit dim by topday's standards.
my experience with this projector has been excellent i have had no problems and i am looking forward to many more years or entertainment with my projector. thanks hitachi.
Any Problems: none
I purchased this projector off of Ebay for approx. $600 brand new. It comes with several cords and a new bulb/filter. I have used this projector for over 2 years now (roughly 700 hours+) and am very happy with the Hitachi. While it does not use HD, with a projected screen of about 120" on our living room wall, it's fantastic. We have avoided going to several movies now that they are released within 3 months and just watch 'em at our home. I recommend this to anyone who can find it for under $800. A small tip: you don't have to purchase/replace your filter everytime the projector notifies you to. Simply remove it from the projector and vaccuum it out and then place it back. Have not had to replace a bulb yet...which I figure will go for another 1000 hours. Great picture, pretty quiet in 'whisper' mode. Keystone feature is a MUST have.
Any Problems: None so far. Probably will upgrade to an HD projector after using this one.
I have used a Hitachi in my classroom for the last 2 years and just recently got an upgrade to the cp-s335. For classroom use it is excellent. The picture is bright and easy for students to see. I have had the occasion to view video through the projector in the three diffeerent connections available, composite, s-video, and component. The component video is very good and easy on the eyes. The s-video is a close second. I have also used some of the leading low cost DLP projectors and they can not even come close to comparing to this projector. I recently purchased the cp-s335 for home use after researching and testing different projectors around the same cost as the cp-s335. Movies are pleasure to watch on this projector. I did not check excellent because some with higher tastes than mine might not think so but I think it is great. The dark scenes in movies are clear and as good as the dark scene would look on a CRT. I have seen some low end projecors that give you troble in this area. This is not one of those projectors. I would recomend this projecor to any one who has a budget of around $900 (I got mine for $885 and that includes shipping)! Bang for your buck it's a 5 out of 5!
Any Problems: I have read that some LCD projectors have what they call the screen door effect. This projector may show this ever so slightly. I noticed it a little when it was hooked up in s-video but not at all in component mode.