Got this mainly to use as an art tracer. It has a very good short throw that means I can get a good tracing pic onto my board at a distance as short as 3 feet. Plus, when not using it like that, my family is now enjoying a fairly good pic thrown onto a projector screen. Best used with own speakers. Lots of whizz bang for your buck. Did not find the fan noise a big problem. Not much different to the sound you used to get using old slide projectors. Fantastic buy!