I was never a fan of LCD projectors because of the ‘Screen Door’ effect of the display. And I can say that it’s not an issue with the Panasonic PT-L300 (I sit 13’ from the screen). That said, here are a few words about my first impression of the unit: This was the easiest projector I have ever set up. You really don’t need the manual the menus are exceptional in the way they are presented on screen for set-up. Everything is logical order, and simple to navigate, as well as the connections on the rear of the unit. We are used to viewing movies in a very dark room, so I put the lamp into low power setting and used the Cinema 1 option for DVD playback via the component connectors. The image was superb from the sitting position. I used the DVD of Brotherhood of the wolf as a test because I was looking for smearing of the image during several scenes where horses were moving very fast across the screen and kicking up dust and water sprays, I never saw anything that could distract me from the story. The color produced by this unit is flawless. Greens and blues are especially rich in tone, I personally don’t like overpowering reds, red push is not a problem with this unit, and I was impressed with the contrast in dark scenes. The other really cool thing about the projector is the little remote control. This thing makes set up a snap. Other projector remotes I’ve used all suffered from a slight delay when pressing a button to the response on screen, this remotes response is immediate, and you can do everything with it. I didn’t have to point the remote at the projector the range is far and strong enough that signals bouncing around the room will activate the projector. The noise level of the projector in low lamp power mode is almost nothing; in fact the disk spinning in the DVD player makes more noise. There are a lot of other things and settings to tinker with on this projector, but you’ll have to get your own to play with if you want know more.