Summary: After 3 years of very light use, with the original bulb still in good shape, it failed. After restart it started smelling and was getting hot. Unplugged it and trying to see about repair cost. Must investigate repair/replace cost analysis. Warranty is one year.... Extended warranty may be advisable if you must buy. Consider a 5 year warranty or a product with better warranty.
Summary: I have had this projector for 3 years and just now blew the lamp. I bought this to replace an outdated but really good CRT projector that weighed over 150 lbs. I. Was immediately shocked at how simple it is to work, but it is so simple because they removed a lot of options. It is a similar size to a cable box and probably lighter. This projector is awesome for gaming and movie night but requires a really dark room. It is easy on the eyes also.
Summary: Installed the projector in Garage. Connected simple laptop using VGA cable. Hooked up simple 5.1 audio system with 4 speakers And we are enjoying movies, DVD, pictures, home videos and internet content. Thank you.
Summary: I have owned the HD65 projector for just over 2 years now. I bought it because a good friend had the same one and I loved the picture quality. For the price, this system cannot be beat. However, I have had a few minor issues...well really just one issue that continues to this day: Fan noise. I'm a bit perplexed by this problem because my friend's projector is not nearly as loud as mine.
Summary: I have now had this projector for several years. I have had to replace the lamps twice. It is not ideal that the replacement lamps cost this much, but that is how these systems work... That being said, this projector has been a real workhouse and worked beautifully in every conceivable situation.
Summary: I have had this projector for 3 years now and I am very satisfied with it. I would definitely recommend it to someone who wants the best quality for the least amount of money. At least, that was true around the time I bought it.
Summary: 5/5 stars doesn't do justice to what a great projector this is. It comes ready out of the box, requires pretty much no fiddling/calibrating. It's ready straight out of the box. I've had friends over many times and all have been astounded as to the quality of picture the Optoma HD65 produces. We all have had the same consensus that it is by no means the best projector in the world.