Summary: Personal Experience I bought this unit a long time ago. I still have it and it continues to work flawlessly. If you find one used, I highly recommend it. Only criticism is it is not that bright. I use in our basement rec room.
Good product, no problems so far with picture, I love my 100" screen!
2 October 2013
Summary: Had it for about 3 weeks now and its working great! No dying pixles or anything that I read about in the reviews of this projector. Maybe I just got lucky? Picture is perfect however there is no audio out/speakers on this so you will have to buy an hdmi audio extractor (35ish on ebay) if you want sound with an 1080 picture.
Designed to die after warranty is over - cannot be repaired - get something else
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26 September 2012
Summary: It will work well till you right your initial review - but soon after the warrenty period was over the color wheel started to have problem and screen will flicker with alternate colors. Initially, I had to stop it and restart (pain full wait in between as it wont start again right away) to get it to work. Later it required cleaning the dust from inside to get it to work say 30min. Family was getting frusted a lot.
Summary: First time projector owner. Cost me $350 to replace the bulb (direct from Optoma). I did not want to take chance at buying from one of these no name distributors. They may or may not work from the reviews I've read. The projector makes a good picture on my wall (no screen as of yet). I've got it sitting about 10 feet from the wall and it is making about a 60" picture. I just watched a movie at 12 o'clock noon with the curtains drawn.
Summary: The HD70 from Optoma might not seem like much in today's world of full 1080p and 3D projectors, but it is a secret powerhouse. Despite the 720p resolution, the image quality is excellent. The projector doesn't make too much noise, even in bright mode, and the case is appealing. These are all great attributes, but the real winning trait is the repairability. I purchased my second HD70 as a box of parts.
Summary: Personal Experience Apart from some subtle artifacts - due to the 4 (iirc) segment spinning wheel - it has a beautiful picture. I've had it up to 96" diagonal, and the image is smooth and detailed. I haven't tried it on HD material, and expect near full HD quality. I still wouldn't shell out for a 1080p projector for the incremental benefits. Problems My first unit was screwy. I got it replaced under warranty, and haven't had a problem in 4 years.
Summary: This was my first projector purchase ever and I use it primarily for gaming and watching movies. I bought a refurbished one in 2008, and a new one in 2010. My first one still runs great today! Not to mention I was in Kuwait and Iraq using the projector for a year until I brought it back, when I finally replaced the bulb in 2010 I opened it up and there was slot of dust and SAND inside hahaha, I gave the new one that I bought to my little brother who plays his xbox360 on...
Summary: I've owned this projector for a little over 3 years now and it gets a lot of use. I'm on my 3rd lamp now. For the first couple of years I was very happy with it, picture is actually very good for the price. Black levels are just ok, very dark scenes can fade into confusion of not knowing what it is your watching. You need a very dark room for this to work well for movies filmed with a lot of night scenes.