"Perfect alternative to Huge Plasma TV"4.5 starson by wagnerik
Pros: Stunning for movies, very portable, easy to setup, nice carry case, Zero hassle home theater
Cons: positioning with feet, so-so pc projector
Summary: I held off on getting a DV-10 for about about 6 months because I wanted XGA resolution. Although I wanted a quadruple play (Movies, TV, X-box, and PC projector), I knew that showing movies would be my main use. Eventually, the portability, and all-in-one design grudgingly made me buy the DV-10, hoping and praying movies would look good.
I opened the box, put the first movie in, and was blown away. The movie quality and sound are incredible. I have the projector about 12ft back and the image is about 8-9ft diagonally. The image is bright, and sharp for movies, and the color is quite good, I think. There is no sound/video sync problem (since the A/V processor inside it handles everything) It takes some fiddling with the feet to get it positioned right, but the keystone adjustment is easier than I thought from reading other reviews. I eventually settled on having it on a box with wedges for adjustment. Saturday night is now movie night at my house, and people love the movies. TV looks pretty good too (feed from Direct TV), and it works fantastically with Xbox (Halo and Grand Theft Auto).
I would highly recommend this to anyone for the movies, TV, and video game aspects. I would NOT suggest this if you plan to do a lot of computer presentations. Powerpoints slides with pictures look OK, but spreadsheets and text look fuzzy. For the money, you can get a better VGA projector, but you'll have to add in a lot of money to get a decent home theater out of it.
Some reviews mentioned the hot-bulb smell. I didn't find it to be problematic at all.
I got this with a screen+subwoofer rebate (DV-10 is frequently sold with this combo rebate so expect that to be included), and that is a big savings.
My overall take on the DV-10 is this: it was designed to be an all-in-one movie theater. It absolutely excels at that. It is considerably more versatile than a huge TV.
Don't let the quest for higher resolution push you into spending 2X the money, as I almost did. It cost me 6months of enjoyment, because I am very happy with my purchase and more pixels was not worth waiting for, in my case.