"Hard to beat for the price"4.5 starson by ngrantz01
Pros: Very bright, quiet, overall image quality
Cons: Focus length may make some installs tough
Summary: I have owned this unit for about 6 months (400hrs) and overall I am very pleased with its performance. It is very bright, which in most applications will allow you to run the lamp in low mode which will extend bulb life. My unit is mounted to the celing, and is projected on 106" 1.8 gain screen, color quality and contrast look good through a variety of sources (Bluray, Xbox 360, Directv, PC). I do not experience the "rainbow effect" on any DLP displays, but I have heard that some experience it more often on this projector than on other units. I also use a Onkyo TX-SR805 AVR with all sources for up-scaling so I can't speak to the units performance in this area. Installation was not diffucult, but the limited focus length may make this a problem for soume users depending on room layout and screen size. This is very common with projectors in this price range. I also used the Optmia HD70 for 2 weeks and liked the brightness on low with the Mits better than the HD 70 on high.