Summary: I have Previously owned 720P Acer Ph530. It died after 2 years of pretty heavy use and I waited for a good price on something comparable. The HD700X is essentially the HD65 with slightly lower lumens and a little less contrast.
Ok projector but for the money there are better ones out there
Edan Aharony, Amazon
3 November 2010
Summary: The projector worms up fast and detects the HDMI without a problem it's small and light. The caveat; It has no speakers so you would need external speakers and even though they say the native resolution is 720P it defaults automatically to 800x600 so high definition movies are a theory only.
Summary: I paid $390 for this projector on Oct 25th, 2010. I see that it is out of stock now. The projector arrived on the 28th and it works perfect. I love it. I use the projector only for watching movies and playing video games at night. I read some reviews that complained about the noise.
Summary: This is my first home projector- I like a projector which I use at work daily, an old Epson projector that in my view works great. I wanted to find something similar for a reasonable price. The Optoma HD700x was a great choice for the price, given the quality of image you get.
Summary: First of all...you should not rate a product YOU DO NOT OWN! You're not providing a service, but a disservice. Let consumers educate themselves to the potential problems and any hidden costs. I actually purchased 2 of these since the price was right.
Summary: As with "Nice Jeff", I upgraded to the from the InFocus 4805, which needed an expensive bulb replacement. Hooked up to my Oppo 980, the picture is a very noticeable step up from 480p (it oughtta be!).
Summary: Coming from my Infocus 4805, I must say, I absolutely am Loving it!! Black are darker than I expected. High definition blu-ray movies truly look amazing. It certainly has surpassed all of my expectations. Way to go Optoma!! Cons: Fan noise is there but not loud enough to be bothersome..
Summary: I do not own one of these projectors. But I think if one purchases this you would need to know the life of the projector bulb.HD700X Bulb - Optoma Projector Lamp HD700X Optoma Bulb Replacement without cage assembly HD700X Optoma Bulb Replacement Projector Bulb Replacement 180 watt Projection Bulb...
Summary: The above poster down rated this projector today since it came up on the Amazon deal list, yet he/she doesn't even own it. I'm going to give the projector a 5 star rating for the sake of fairness. Been seeing a LOT more of these down rating reviews from questionable accounts lately...it's not right.
Summary: If you check on the web, most reviewers are reviewing the Optoma HD700X, which is 1080P - you are NOT going to get the full value of your Blue Rays with this projector - checkout the Optoma HD700X with the 1080P. It's been given an Excellent review.