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Optoma HD65
6.9 out of 10

Optoma HD65

Optoma HD65 The HD65 is an HD-ready home cinema projector Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Optoma HD65

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Overall 4
4.0

Know what you're getting

Bryan C., Newegg
12 July 2011
  • Summary: I didn't bother getting a replacement bulb. I just figure it's likely to happen again, and at the price of bulbs it's not worth the risk.
  • Pros: For the price, I was quite impressed with the image quality. I used it for PC gaming, and even though it's 720p it ran 1080p with good quality. Watched movies at 720p and they were great.
  • Cons: Without lights on, with blinds closed, images washed quite a bit. But that was expected. The big con I have with this is the heat. I ended up ceiling mounting it about 6 feet away from my A/C unit. Yet the bulb blew anyway. I got about 250 hours out of it. Considering the cost of replacement bulb...
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Overall 4
4.0

Overheats and eats lamps.

Jerry W., Newegg
7 April 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Nice picture and good price... if it worked more than 40 hours.
  • Cons: Overheats and burns out lamp. Good chance you will receive a defective unit and if you are a day over the warranty period Optoma will make you pay.
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Overall 4
4.0

Smoking! literally~!

No Drama PLZ, Amazon
30 March 2009
  • 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....
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice picture but eats lamps $$$.

Marvin, Amazon
30 March 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Almost great

Steve B., Newegg
14 December 2008
  • Summary: RMA to Newegg in the AM. Hopefully I'll get something back by next weekend, have a big holiday party and no screen to show the movie on.
  • Pros: Worked great...nice picture, pleanty of brightness and nice compact size.
  • Cons: Didn't work long. Less than 30 hours and nothin but a red light.
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