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...
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: Optoma HD73 720p DLP Home Theater Projector 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.
Summary: I purchased the HD73 after reading many specs for other units due to its high contrast ratio. I was very impressed after installing it by the clear picture and deep blacks. I think it is about as good as I could get without going to full HD, which is far more expensive. I have an old Epson TW10 LCD projector which when purchased seemed very good, but there is no comparison to this new unit.
Summary: Personal Experience ---This is a follow-up to my previous review--- I finally emailed tech support at Optoma about the rainbows. They sent an RMA# without a single question. I sent the unit back, and they returned it in about 7-10 days. The repair sheet listed "Defective Symptom: Old Version, p/n 75.83J01G002 ASSY OSRAM LAMPDRIVER 230W(435". I plugged it in, and let me tell you, it was 100% better!!