"Very Impressive!"4.0 starson by Ed Mueller
Pros: great detail, good blacks, brighter than most
Cons: color accuracy (out of the box), a bit on the loud side.
Summary: Using DVE to set it up, I was able to finely adjust all aspects of this projector. The only area where I had trouble was color. I'm sure that this could be adjusted further, as there were more options than I have seen on lower end projectors, but I was a bit hesitant to fool with them as I wasn't sure what I was doing. Given that this projector has 5 different custom settings that you can save/load as you wish, I'll probably play with those settings a bit more and see if I can "learn" how to get more accurate colors out of it.
The 1000U is brighter than most projectors in it's class, but may still be lacking a bit given that I have it on a 159" screen. With the lights off, it is fantastic, but it is not terribly tolerant of ambient light at a screen of that size. When I adjusted the zoom down closer to 110" (+/-) this improved dramatically.
All and all, this projector is incredible. The 1080p is awesome, and given that this projector is about 500 less than the Mitsubishi, it is an obvious choice for the best thing going in 1080p.