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Radio Shack Cinego D-1000 User Reviews

Radio Shack Cinego D-1000 Projector

Radio Shack Cinego D-1000

WVGA (854x480), 900 ANSI Lumens,
8.8 lbs, $999 (MSRP)
View Specs
4.2 out of 5
34 User Ratings
Image Quality 4.5
Features 4.3
Construction 4.1
Ease of Use 4.4
Reliability 3.8
Value for Money 3.9

User Reviews

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Review by sue

mine won't read the dvd everything else works anyone know where i can have it looked at. i only used it about 5 times since i bought it . when it worked it was awesome. and easy to use

Any Problems: it wont read the dvd. everything else works where can i send it to be repaired?

Review by Flexx

awsome love it my family and I enjoy our movie nights in and it has brought us closer.

Any Problems: i have had my unit sence 2006 and i am now having a small issue..it tends to play only the dvd's that it want's to play it's like the laser gets stuck so the picture freezes. what can i do?

Review by Rick

Was the best thing we ever bought till it took a crap only 2yrs old and very little use Bulb lights but wont read DVD/Digital Signal/Stays in search mood.And no one fix's them.

Any Problems: Less then 2 years old Not working any more Radio Shack is the arm pit of repairs for customer service. Never buy anything more then a cable from them again.

Review by J Z

WORKED GOOD FOR 2 YRS 1 MONTH OUT OF WARRANTY NO LONGER WORKED WAS WILLING TO PAY TO HAVE IT FIXED WICH WAS COSTLY BUT NOT AS COSTLY AS THE $1000 I PAID FOR IT GOT AN ESTIMATE THEN A WEEK LATER I GOT THE MACHINE BACK SAYING THE PART WAS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IT WAS NICE WHILE IT LASTED BUT I COULD HAVE RENTED ONE CHEAPER. THEY NO LONGER SELL THEM SO SAYING DONT BUY ONE IS A MOOT POINT

Review by Frank

found replacement bulb cheap at www.260962.com My warning lamp light was coming on after 2 yrs. great inexspensive projector from radio shack. I love my cinego d1000 projector anybody know where to get a remote? Frank

Review by tigger

For the price it is a nice little unit. I have been using mine trouble free for over a year. Very portable w/ built in dvd i can go in the back yard and have a drive-in. after looking at other brands expecially sony. i found the bulb on this unit was 50% cheaper at only 249.00. not worried about the bulb as there are replacements all over ebay. and the manufacturer (not radio shack) (back of book) does carry them. I love the cinego. This is a perfect machine for those of us that don't get sucked into over priced and over hyped Brand names.

Any Problems: None so far love the machine. No worries about the bulb. easy to obtain if you are patient. Love the 249.00 price point on replacement lamps compaired to $500.00 - $600.00 for other brands.

Review by dan in pa.

found bulb no problem at radio shack in dubois pa and at kennedy webster electric .com as well ... ran my cinego for 2 years and 2000 hours without a hiccup !!! must be cooled down every 4 hours !!! this is called the duty cycle of the bulb! DO NOT FAIL !! ( or fall asleep )

Any Problems: had to call radio shack 3 times to get the manager ... ( only one that knew how to track down the bulb )

Review by chris

Used for 2 years with no problems. The bulb died and can not find a replacement bulb anywhere. They don't make this model anymore, so I spent $1000 for a throw away projector. I will never buy from Radio Shack again.

Any Problems: No customer support at all. No replacement bulbs available anywhere.

Review by Louis Jackson

Two to three years were spent, trying to decide upon what to spend my dollars. All contenders lost when Radio Shack set up the Cinego. I called the wife, got the "green light" and made the purchase some nine or ten months ago. Satisfaction approaches 100 %, as I keep finding more applications, such as controlling the projector with my new HP dv 9000z (Fn + F4). Allows toggle of VGA IN Port from PC to expand more aplications. It never stops, it seems, to make my wife and I squeel with delight to find it is The Mother Load of Home Theatre Devices. Radio Shack stopped carrying The Cinego, but I am more than confident I will continue to reap years of enjoyment from my $1,000 purchase. And, I was about to spend 2, 3 and, easily, 4 times that amount for any other direction. The 92" pull down screen tucks up next to the ceiling, while the projector, easily, found its way to the lower glass shelf of Target's best open pier cabinet, providing a place above for a second carosel projector from years gone by. Wow !

Any Problems: None Happy as can be !

Review by Bell

** Edited somewhat Dont ever buy one of these....you will get it and the bulb will blow out o you costing 200.00 to replace it. When you go to get replacement bulb for this projector they tell you it isn't available.

Any Problems: EVERYTHINg ABOVE..GEt a sony !

Review by KIM SPRINGER

WE LOVED OUR MOVIE ROOM GOOD FAMILY FUN....

Any Problems: WE BOUGHT OURS AS THE DEMO MODEL BECAUSE IT WAS THE ONLY 1 LEFT THE BULB LASTED US 25 DAYS FROM PURCHASE THEN WE FOUND OUT IT WAS MORE THAN $250.00 FOR A NEW BULB AND THEY WOULD BE OUT OF PRODUCTION FOR 2 MONTHS SO WE HAD NO BULB FOR OUR ENTIRE WARRANTY. I WAS NOT HAPPY AT ALL!!!!

Review by Jim

Image quality, sound system and basic features are good; easy to move around and set up for good picure quality but you may need to purchase additional cords for certain computer set ups.

Any Problems: DVD player may or may not play, periodically freezes during the movie. DVD motor may not engage.

Review by gigismom

I bought my machine refurbished....but it's AMAZING! I have my own movie theater! The sound quality and picture quality are amazing. All my friends want to watch movies at my house now! I've created an entire theater room in the basement, complete with velvet curtains around the screen. Looking forward to the summer, to play movies outside! Love how portable the unit is, as well as having speakers and the dvd player included. It's better than I ever expected! I highly recommend it! The only downside is they have discontinued the unit, so finding a replacement bulb might be a major issue. (Not to mention they are well over $200) But, in economy mode, this bulb should last me many years. So I won't worry about that for now. Go for it. You won't regret it.

Review by jim

It is a great picture, nice and big, clean, clear, and bright. Bulb does not last very long.

Any Problems: DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A REPLACEMENT BULB? RADIO SHACK HAS BEEN STRINGING ME ALONG FOR 6 MONTHS. ARE THERE ANY THIRD PARTY VENDORS OUT THERE?

Review by Silvi2007

i am from germany, my english ist not so good, but i have a great problem with cinego d-1000

Any Problems: where can i get a bulb for this beamer? or refurbished bulbs?

Review by DK

I have had the unit for 7 months. Great for movie weekend and sports. We often use for tv viewing as well. No bulb problems so far. Great picture using DVD. Greatly reduced clarity when using external source.

Any Problems: Who was the remote made for Lilliputians or munchkins, I know not which. Unit gets hot during stand by mode. In-put connections should be standard on BOTH ENDS. If you happen to loose one of the cords you are out of luck. If standard on both ends you could pick up new cords anywhere. DVD malfuntions near the end of movies. Sending in for repair.

Review by Van Aycock

GREAT BUT VERY EXPENSIVE. LAMPS BURN OUT in 4 MONTHS. BUILT IN DVD PLAYER BROKE EASILY WITHOUT BEING USED MUCH.

Any Problems: The lamp burns out too quickly and it cost too much and I would say if you have 500.00 per year to spend on lamps it is nice, however it takes a week to get the lamp once3 you pay for it. So far I've spent 1500.00 in 9 months on this thing and I need a new lamp again. VERY EXPENSIVE VIEWING EXPERIENCE!!!!!!

Review by Marge Luisser

One year of use with 1430 hours on bulb. Easy install to full home theater. Sound is average so we use another speaker system (surround sound). Picture very clear in dark room, hazzy by day. Runs very, very hot.

Any Problems: System runs hot and fried 3 DVD's on pause. We added a DVD/Video player. Bulb burned out at 1430 hours on economy mode. Can't get another one. Radio Shack wants us to pay up front to get on a backlog list with ETA of 2 months. NOT! No longer in production (year later). We feel we wasted our money. Forget Radio Shack for big ticket items.

Review by Rshackemp

Got mine for a killer deal! LOVE IT! It pays for itself from the saving on theater tickets. I watch my satelite channels @ the size of 6.5'. Brings new meaning to watch'n the boob tube. The picture is clear and sound quality great.

Any Problems: The remote is very small so try to keep track of it.

Review by mememememe

We love our cinego D-1000 projection TV. We have a den area set up with this unit on the coffee table and the entire wall can be used to display the picture. It feels like you are in the theater!

Any Problems: We finally need a new bulb and we are encountering problems getting one since you have stopped manufacturing the unit. After paying $1200+ for the unit and the price of the bulb being $250(which we are willing to pay and not complaining about the prices) you would think these replacement parts would be available for a very long time. If I am unable to purchase replacement parts as needed, I will NEVER shop at Radio Shack again and will tell all my family and friends, so please make sure the parts are available. Maybe you could give current owners the opportunity to "register" with you so you know how many of us will be needing parts over the next several years?