Originally Posted by cooler2442
You can't use it in a room that has lights on everywhere. I keep a small lamp behind my couch and turn it on but I never turn on the recessed lights. Doing it this way the projector looks about 90% brightness compared to a high end Samsung TV. But keep in mind this projector I got on sale for about 900$. There are more high end ones that go for 3k+ that should be even brighter / better.
I'm pretty happy with the decision overall. I downloaded a 20gig copy of Avatar on Blu Ray and it looks as good as seeing it in the movies. Does it look as good as putting it on a $4000 Samsung LCD? Probably not but then again you can't get a 150" TV at all.
It has great reviews... I think I will look into it. 900 range is really good.. I can't seem to find that particular one under 1200 anywhere right now... maybe some nice black friday deal will pop up..