Summary: I bought a HD72 and it failed 3 times under warranty so they replaced it with a Optoma HD73 Projector. The HD73 requires a darker room because it is not as bright. I lived with that. It was good for about 2 years but then it started going Black and White after only a few minutes of running.
Summary: Bought this projector after extensive research online back in 2008. Everything was great for 2 years (1300 lamp hours). Then, completely out of the blue, the screen would go black after about 30 seconds of running. The projector would still function, but the lamp would not light.
Going from flat-panel to projector, this thing can't miss!
Lee "Lee", Amazon
21 May 2010
Summary: This is my first home theater projector (although I've had several standard resolution units for work), so I'm coming at this from the perspective of someone who has only used flat-panels for HDTV at home.
Summary: I purchased this projector in June of 2007 and I have been very, very pleased with its performance. I'm still using the original lamp but when it goes, I'll be staying with the Optoma projectors, just upgrading to 1080p.
Summary: The price on this unit was outstanding and the quality of the HD images are inpresive.I do recomend you chose the recomended screen for this projector it makes all the diffrence in obtaining the best picture.
Summary: I've had this for over 24 months. It's being phased out, but it really has an incredible picture. Very film like in quality. I rate it an extreme value for the money. I project in a basement rec room. My sole caveat is that it isn't capable of handling a lot of ambient light.
Summary: Do not let ambient light scare you away from this projector. I use it in a room with 3 large windows. I use those roller shades to block out most of the sun and the projector still looks awesome. I'm displaying it on a floated wall with Behr SilverScreen paint.
Pros: It's a projector! It is simply astonishing to see how people react to the size of your screen. I am at 94 in. due to room limitations, but i have no doubt this thing can go back another 10-15 ft. and still look amazing. I use it as my computer monitor(Computer Gamer), my TV, and watch movies on i...
Cons: Like all electrical components, it's main enemy is dust, and the bulb is very sensitive to it. My lamp started flickering, i thought it was about to go, but it turns out there was a minimal amount of dust in the projector. The ceiling mount made for this thing is soooo expensive, but there are pe...
Summary: I was thinking of buying a larger LCD TV. I'm rethinking this approach big time. I'm now a convert to projectors. It's like watching a movie. The screen in my basement 90-inch is so big that my 46 inch LCD looks puny.
Pros: I play this in my basement. I use it for movies and shine it on a cheap DayLite Screen to a size of 90 inch diagonally. I run an inexpensive Blu Ray player from Panasonic (BD-35) and the picture quality is amazing. The colors are incredible. It's only 720p, but the picture is as good (if not bett...
Cons: It is not a fountain of light. I knew this before I purchased it. It needs a room without much ambient light. Keeping the screen to under 100 inches on the diagonal offers a pretty bright and satisfying picture. If you want a bigger picture a brighter projector may be needed. For 90 inch, it's ex...
Summary: This was a great buy. I did not plan to buy this machine. I wanted the hd65. I waited to late and the price went up on the hd65. I reserched this machine, and the price was right. I am glad i bought it. The picture is GREAT, better the i aspected.
Summary: I purchased this projector almost a year ago and it is still performing just as good as it did when i got it. When this is paired with a good screen the picture is amazing. I use a Panoview Gray Wolf 2 93 inch 16*9 pull down screen.