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Opinion of Walter Diamante - Oct 1, 2007

Optoma MovieTime DV10 Projector
WVGA (854x480), 1000 ANSI Lumens,
7.8 lbs, $999 (MSRP)
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by Walter Diamante - Oct 1, 2007
Image Quality 5.0
Features 5.0
Construction 5.0
Ease of Use 5.0
Reliability 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

Personal Experience
Purchased new a year or so ago and the bulb is at 335 hours. Still functions perfectly. I can't even justify upgrading to the now-so-stinking-affordable 720p projectors since this machine performs so well. Hi def DVDs from my Xbox 360 look fantastic. (I cannot even imagine a full 1080p image, being 5 times higher res and all.) For the price and functionality and performance, this is a terrific buy.

From my experiences with a few external dvd players, the best bet is using the on-board player when possible, although it unfortunately does not play .avi or .mpeg or any non-dvd standard file. I use an external player for all that. The onboard speakers are quite good, but no match for my Premier Acoustic 5.1 setup and 1500 watt SVS Ultra Sub. The onboard speakers can simply be muted when using the digital out, however they cannot be turned off if you use the analog/sub out to feed an amplifier.

Overall, this is a fantastic machine that does what it is intended to do very, very well.

Problems
As mentioned, does not support .avi or .mpeg. And like many reviews, the remote is not backlit, and button placement is quite annoying unless you really pay attention/memorize placement. Lots of fine tuning adjustments, but no storable presets, which is unfortunate.