By: Dean S. from Sebring FL on 02/16/2012
This projector allows one to use the largest photo image of any projector that I'm aware of and probably projects the brightest image. That being said, the incadescent bulbs get hot. The fan helps but unfortunately there is not a separate switch for the fan and light. Turning the light off, turns the fan off. If the fan could be controlled separately, one could use the projector for several minutes and then turn off the light and let the fan cool down the unit and then switch the light back on again.
I use the projector for artwork on canvas. It will project horizontally by laying the projector on its side, but there is no lens adjustment. You have to move the canvas in or out to arrive at the proper size image and then focus by sliding the projected image back and forth inside the projector. Unless you're projecting a very large image, the distance between the projector and canvas is limited so it can be difficult to work in such a confined space.
Although you can see an image in a partially lit room, a dark room is necessary to get full color.
Madison sells this projector far cheaper than anyone else. Why pay more? Mine was shipped the day after they received my order. It serves my purpose although it could be improved upon for horizontal projecting.