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: If you don't mind buying a new lamp for this projector after less than 40 hours of use this may be right projector for you. Instead of enjoying my "movie night" with family and friends I'm writing this review. After the first bulb burnt out after probably 40 hours of use (don't know for sure because you can't check it without a working lamp) I reluctantly shelled out $200 for another lamp.
Summary: Have owned the HD65 for 1 year. Worked great for about 5 months and then just died. Optoma customer support was friendly (got to talk with a real person) but it took over 2 1/2 months (yes, months) for the repair. So, we got it back in time to watch a few movies outdoors during the summer and fall. Hadn't used it much over the last two months, and then watched about 6 hours of video over the last week.