toadc wrote:What about amazon reviews contending this projector has overheating issues? None are overly convincing, and one suggests a tripod is a must to avoid this issue. Anyone have a take on this?
If you're referring to the ML300 (300L, WXGA), yeah...there are reviews on Amazon and AVSForum suggesting that it (along w/the ML500) both have heat dissipation issues.
Here's a link to the AVSForum ML500 thread (which also covers ML300).
And here is the link to the ML300 Amazon reviews.
(Note: Make sure to sort the Amazon reviews by "Recent," as that tends to show the more recent unit failures).
And here is some additional projector info (including distance calculator) from ProjectorCentral.com.
Mind you, I'm not bashing this product...I'm actually on the fence about buying it myself, especially as I'm hoping the "refurb" status means that they've addressed the overheating, HDMI, firmware and fan noise (32db) issues. If you got a unit that did not have those problems, you'd have one heck of a deal.
BTW: Considering the number of refurb ML300 units out there (Woot, Amazon, BuyDig, TigerDirect & NewEgg), I think a Square Trade warranty is a prudent buy.
Hope this helps you out.