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. I called Optoma Customer Service and they said, send it in and it will be about $100.00 to fix. I sent it to them and they emailed me an estimate for over 900.00.
one of the best items that i have ever brought from "EBAY"for the money....
8 July 2011
Summary: hi fellow Ebay'ers i brought this product because of the name"OPTOMA".I'am very aware of his names history and there products all around.i liked the spec write up on this product and the stats,and the picture speaks for itself.the only thing i didn't like was the fact that it didn't come with a remote.other than that their are no complaints about the item.and really there isn't any anyway because i was aware of that issue.would i buy the product again,YES in a heart...
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. You could hit the power button and turn it off. Turn it back on and again, same problem. It's like the lamp is overheating, but the temp light never kicked on.
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. I own two plasmas and three LCDs from various manufacturers, and can say moving up to a projector is a no brainer. Even at 720p, the HD73 will amaze you.
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. But the picture quality is breath taking. I'm hooked on projectors. I have a 100 inch (diagonal) picture that beats my LCD TV's. I love Blu-Rays on it. Very pleased. It gets a lot of use.
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. Setup was not so bad, but read the manual first it will save you time. Everything you need comes inside. I love it. Get this item. Nothing bad to say about this item at all.
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. I also just recently got a Panasonic dmp-bd35 blu-ray player and the picture is great! Don't let the 720 fool you, the picture is still almost twice the resolution of standard tv.
Summary: this projector and a good screen (Da-Lite manual HDTV'92)are less than most +50 inch LCDs. You will need a dark room. If you have a home computer with DVI-D out you can add a Blu-ray drive and plug it in to this projector for the best HDTV has to offer. Also, try a DIVCO Fusion RT 7 HDTV pci card for full HDTV.