"I love the DV10!"4.5 starson by DanStanley
Pros: easy, fun and great picture
Cons: runs very hot, image displayed high
Summary: I couldn't convince my wife on a gigantic permanent flat panel TV, so we compromised and kept our 30 inch CRT Philips HDTV and got the DV10 to bring out for movies and special occasions. I admit it, I keep sneaking it out when ever possible and now have it permanately wire to my home theater. Although I have used them outside of my home, this is the first projector I have ever owned so I tried to read do as much research as I could before deciding on this model.
Many reviewers complained about the speakers, which I did not care about because I knew I would hook it up to my surround sound. I was surprised by the speakers, I found them to be as good or better than any TV we've owned. We've played home DVDs on it and the speaker are more than suffcient. Some people complained about the picture quality, especially during daytime. Daylight does diminish the appearance of the picture, but after a few trial and errors with the settings I was able to get a great picture with just my blinds closed. When displaying HD from my Dish Network 942 receiver, I got a picture (84 inch diagonal) as good as my 30 inch CRT Philips HDTV which is a 1080i. (I have my HD signal split so I was able to compare them side-by-side)
The not so Good
When I decided to go forth and make the purchase, I bought a pull-up screen from a different vendor so I wasn't able to get a package deal, not too big of a deal.
I was seriosly bummed though when I opened everything up and quickly inserted a DVD only to discover I needed much longer cables to accomplish any sort of hook-up other than playing a DVD and using the speakers on the unit and even then, I had to use an extension cord for power. Its only frustrating, because I wish I knew earlier and I would have ordered them. So if you're going to hook it up to your surround and use the DVD player get a long enough optical cable to get from you receiver to where you think the DV10 will be. If your using a different video source get long enough cables for that as well. I was able to find a 50 foot 15-pin VGA to component 3RCA HD cable on ebay that works great for about $50 after shipping.
The next problem I encountered I had read about elsewhere, The projector has a very short throw and therefore the image is projected fairly high even when at its lowest setting. The unit now comes with rear leg attachments that elevate the back even more, so that problem has been solved. Unfortunately it took me several weeks to figure this out.
All that said, I love it, I just wish I had bought a bigger screen.