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Optoma HD65 720p DLP Home Theater Projector
List Price: $999.99

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Product Description

1600 Lumens / 4000:1 Contrast Ratio / Darkchip 2 / 16:9 Aspect Ratio / 1280x720 1080i Compatible / HDMI / Weighs approximately 4.4 pounds

Features:
  • Solid brightness with 1600 lumens and a 4000:1 contrast ratio (with ImageAI )
  • Native 720p high-definition resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Light and color processing technologies for remarkable picture quality and contrast levels
  • Sleek and diminutive form factor at 4 pounds with extensive connectivity options
  • Display Technology: DarkChip2 DLP Technology by Texas Instruments Resolution: Native 720p Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080) Brightness: 1600 Lumens

Customer Reviews:

  • optoma hd65
    this projector kicks butt. i am so happy i got it. you cant beat the price either. i have it set up with a 100 inch diagonal screen. and i couldnt be more pleased. the use is simple and the setup was easy too....more info
  • optoma hd65
    this projector kicks butt. i am so happy i got it. you cant beat the price either. i have it set up with a 100 inch diagonal screen. and i couldnt be more pleased. the use is simple and the setup was easy too....more info
  • Lamp Dies After One Month of Usage
    Before purchasing this projector I compared it to other models including other Optoma models. It met my needs - component video for now and hdmi for the future. I previously had a MovieTime 10 so I've gotten used to the big screen especially for watching movies as I enjoy watching my large collection on the big screen with digital sound.

    Now a little over one month later I turn on the projector, Super Bowl Sunday of all nights, and the projector dies with the red lamp light on. I had checked it the previous Monday and it was at approximately 80 hours after 1 months use and was below the estimate life of the bulb.

    This is my second Optoma brand projector and the second one to die on me. The first projector (MovieTime 10) was replaced and then exactly when the warranty expired, the color wheel shattered destroying the replacement projector.

    I have submitted on the Optoma support site a request for trouble-shooting to solve the problem. I will update this review when I have more information. But, if this one dies like my last one I will never, ever buy an Optoma brand projector again....more info
  • Review Optoma HD65
    I bought this for a new media room I setup. Was thinking of buying a 1080P projector at first, but was limited by budget. After buying this Optoma HD65 I am not at all second guessing my decision. It works great and the picture is excellent for the price I paid for this projector. I have a lot of friends who did splurge on the 1080P, but frankly I do not see that much difference for the extra money spent. Also great about this projector is that it is very small and quite. Don't get me wrong, even though it is small the picture quality is great.

    Thanks...more info
  • Why didn't I buy this sooner!
    I've had this projector for a little over a month and absolutely love it! I have a fairly large apartment (14' ceilings) so getting a projector was an inevitable purchase for me. After doing some thorough research - because who wants to drop $1K for something that doesn't work - I found that the Optoma HD65 was pretty much the best quality for my budget ($1,000). To keep it simple, here's the pros and cons:

    Pros:
    - 15' x 9' screen! That's 180 inches across! And the best thing about it is that even at that size, the picture still rivals that of some HD TVs I've seen.
    - Multiple resolutions (screen sizes) that you can switch very quickly
    - Tons of options for tweaking the settings (color/contrast/sharpness/brightness/tint/etc.)
    - It is very quiet and doesn't produce too much heat

    Cons:
    - This isn't really a problem with the projector as much as my media switch box. I've got a 360, Wii, Apple TV, and regular cable. I can watch the Apple TV in glorious 720p resolution with sound, but even though I can see the 360's video at 720p, I can't get the 360's sound to come out right in the surround sound.

    I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS PROJECTOR!...more info
  • Optoma HD65 720p High Definition DLP Home Theater Projector
    I bought this projector for a home theatre and to take with me when I do presentations. For the month I have owned it, so far, it has proven to be versatile enough for both jobs. Amazon just happen to have a bundle deal at the time I purchased it so after the breakdown, it was the cheapest place to buy it as well....more info
  • Extremely nice system for a very good price
    I wanted a movie theatre experience without the cell phone yakkers, talkers, etc... Yes, one could buy a big screen TV, but we're space constrained and I don't watch TV and thus didn't want a TV taking up room when I wouldn't even being using it for its main purpose. This projector was mainly purchased for movies and video games. With the projector I can chose what purpose my room has and when I'm done, it packs away very neatly. Which brings me to another point - this is wonderfully portable. I can take it anywhere there's a semi-decent wall, plug it into my laptop and voila! So it's in great demand for movie nights.

    I find the projector image to be excellent - better than I expected for the price. If I were to upgrade projectors it would be to one with diagonal throw so I had more options for where to set it up (since I don't want something permanently hanging from my ceiling). However those are more than I wanted to pay for and this exceeded my expectations for my budget in every other way. BTW - it's great for video games! There'll be no going back to some puny little 28" monitor. ;-) The peripheral vision is quite good (better than most flat panels) and the resolution is more than adequate. Since our house is very open, I was worried about ambient light, but I needn't have - this projector works great with a considerable amount of it.

    ...more info
  • Very Impressed
    I just recently purchased this projector around 2 1/2 weeks ago, and I wanted to test it out quite a bit before posting a review, and I think I am ready to share my thoughts about this projector with future potential buyers.

    First of all, it is important to point out that I have very limited space to work with, in a small room. I decided once I was living on my own I would get a projector, as it is something I wanted since I was just a kid. Unfortunately, I am not able to fully enjoy this projector because the only room in my house where a theatre would really work out is rather small. I was a bit worried about this before buying this projector because I have read how the zoom lens is very limited. The lens IS rather limited, but with about 9-9 1/2' of throw distance, I am getting a 79-80" diagonal, very high quality image.

    I decided to move it to my living room, just to see what it can really do, and despite the fact that I have shelves and a window in the way, I was delighted to see a huge, approximately 140" diagonal image on my wall from about 15' of throw distance. The point I am trying to make is, if you have a small room, this projector will work out for you, and with very little screen door effect. If you have a large room to set it up in, you are going to get a very big image that is also very high quality.

    Obviously, the price is a big selling point, and I found that at around $850, you can't find a better projector on the market. I use my Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 with my projector, for gaming and Blu-Ray movies. I also have a surround sound system, and even with just an 80" screen, video games and high-definition movies have never looked better.

    I am certain you could get a much better projector, but expect to pay about 3-5 times as much money, so if you are on a budget, or just looking for an entry level projector, this is the one for you. This is the very first projector I have ever owned, and so unlike a projector expert, I haven't seen 1080p projectors at 200" or more. I just wanted a high-def projector that could put out a large image on my wall, and it had to be high quality as well. Even though my personal projector screen is rather small, I am very satisfied with this projector, and I find it hard to see how anyone could not be.

    If you are still on the fence about if you want to BUY A projector, you might want to take some more time to think about it to make up your mind about whether or not you actually want to buy a projector or not.

    If you are on the fence about if you should buy THIS projector or not, and are comparing models at a similar price, I just can't see how you can go wrong. Of course if you spend 5 grand on a super high quality projector you will be more satisfied, but very few of us have that much money to spend.

    All in all, this projector is a very good value. It has fantastic picture quality, and if you have never owned a projector before, expect to be stunned when you first see it. Obviously, if you don't have a high def source, such as HDTV channels, Xbox 360, PS3, Blu-Ray, or HD-DVD, then you don't really need a high definition projector, but if you don't have one of those things, I can't imagine why you are even lookin at this projector in the first place. I highly recommend this projector, and I am certain you will be happy with it if you buy one for yourself.

    I have uploaded a few images I took of my projector, so make sure to check those out, but of course, the pictures don't do this projector justice, it just gives you an idea of what you are going to get. ...more info
  • Stunning Quality
    Why buy a Plasma/LCD when you can get this at a fraction of the price for a TV 10 times the size. Easy to set up, easy to use, and best of all it is incredibly small and light....more info
  • Be prepared to spend $400 often for new bulbs.
    The picture quality is great and it's lightweight, blah blah blah blah blah... It all means nothing if THE $400 BULB ONLY LASTS TWO WEEKS! Thank God it was within 30 days of purchase and Amazon replaced the unit without any problems but when it gets to day 31 on this replacement unit I'M GOING TO WORRY ABOUT IT WORKING EVERY TIME I TURN IT ON. I'm so disappointed after waiting so long to be able to afford this. I don't understand how they use these in boardrooms for meetings without having problems constantly. They must use the $5,000 models that have some special bulb. I'm so mad. The only concellation is that the picture is beautiful, clear, and fun to watch... WHEN IT'S WORKING!...more info
  • Very nice, very afordable, excellent contrast
    Did a minor amount of research before settling on this product, It had the highest rated contrast that I saw in the sub $1000 range. I have used it in daylight with indirect light and It was usable. In a darkened room it is very nice. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase....more info
  • Perfect projector for my setup
    I have been running an Infocus X3 for the past three years and recently it started to have problems. I decided to use this as an opportunity to upgrade to a new projector. I wanted a native 1080p projector so I started researching all the models that are available. The price is steep on these projectors, but I figured it was worth the cost for a great image. Here is my setup. I have a dedicated 20'x24' room that I use just as a Movie/Game room. Oh yeah, I have 10' ceilings. I have a built in shelf built into the wall that allows me to ceiling mount my projector exactly 24' from the screen. I keep this room dark like a cave when watching movies or playing video games. I don't like ambient light during movies and that is what a lot of movie theaters do now. Since my projected screen was so large with the Infocus I couldn't afford a real screen. I tested a lot of paint surfaces and found that a good flat bright white painted surface produced a stunning picture for my Infocus X3. When I had my Infocus mounted I had a projected image of just under 12' wide. I have an Xbox 360 with HD-DVD add on drive for games and HD-DVD movies and a Panasonic DMP-BD55 for my Blu Ray movies being fed to my projector. Ok, so I was looking at the 1080p projectors and my father-in-law just recently bought this little tiny projector called an Optoma HD65. I had never heard of this model and so when I saw it hanging from his ceiling I thought it was too small to be taken as a serious projector. So he showed me his new toy and put in "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (Blu Ray) in and I was instantly impressed with this little box. Since I was in the market for a new projector and thought that I had to spend between $2000 - $3000 for what wanted I had never considered a 720P projector. I started looking at the reviews for the Optoma HD65 and it started looking better. Amazon had it for less than $900. I didn't have a Blu Ray at the time, but by buying this instead of the expensive 1080p I was able to buy it as well. I figure three years would be average for a projector before needing to upgrade. I think the 1080p projectors will be more affordable by then. Anyway, I ordered the ceiling mount for the Optoma HD65 from someone on Ebay for like $27.00. I recommend this mount. It is perfect. When I mounted the projector in my room I started getting nervous because the projected image was HUGE!!! I didn't think it was going to fit. I was able to scale it down and it fits perfect in my room. It projects a bigger image than my Infocus X3 was capable of. My image from 24' back is a whopping 15' wide!!! It is very crisp and the colors just pop out. I have a DVE calibration HD-DVD that I was going to use to calibrate, but the colors out of the box were spot on for me. I may run the calibration one day, but right now I couldn't be more pleased. Keep in mind that the only reason I can get such a big image is because it is placed so far back and I have 10' ceilings. I favor DLP projectors over LCD, but since this is a DLP projector placement is an issue because of the lens throw. DLP projectors make good ceiling mounted projectors and the lens needs to be centered on the screen since there is no lens shift with the Optoma HD65. If placement is not an issue for you then I highly recommend this projector. It fit my needs perfectly. ...more info