First off - I’ve never owned a projector. This was my first. I purchased this to see how much I would use a projector. After having it for 3 months now I can confirm it was a great purchase. I use it almost daily and was blown away by how good it is for the price. The picture quality is not amazing, it’s grainy and it’s even a little out of focus around the borders but once you’re watching your content, you really don’t even notice. I’ve been happy enough with this that I haven’t upgraded it. The reasons I might upgrade is so I can get a better image and a projector that is a little quieter. The sound of the fan is louder than I expected and considering I use it at night with the volume low so as not to wake my room mate, this is reasonably annoying. For the price though, you can’t go wrong.