"Great- when it works"1.5 starson by Nath2
Pros: Great picture in low power mode, easy set up
Cons: Manual off switch, poor bulb life, dust issue.
Summary: I have had mine for three years now. It is ceiling mounted. It is great to watch movies. I do find it inconvenient to have to power down with the remote, then wait for the fan to cool down and then manually power down by standing on a chair. I have sometimes forgotten and left the fan on (it goes to low speed, so you can tell to turn it off). Leaving it on low speed all the time is bad because it ingests traces of dust. The bulb has a small (very small) screen which quickly plugs. Once plugged, the bulb overheats and burns out. You MUST take the bulb out at least once every month at a minimum and vacuum (gently) the screen and then reinstall it. The bulb life is advertised at 4000 hours in low power mode. It is more like 600 hours- even with that sort of maintenance. As such, you are better off buing a more expensive model but one that has longer bulb life. At $300 per bulb buying something else will pay for itself after only a short while.
If it weren't for the maintenance issues, (I have the green bar on the side now too) I would give it a 9 for performance, the 3 is due to durability and quality and frequent maintenance costs.