Summary: I own the this great projector from when it first came out aprox 5 years ago. Then i paid a good part 5 grand for it and well worth it. Still with the orignal lamp and all other parts. The 1080P images are amazing,some of the best i have ever seen.
Summary: If you buy this series of projector from Optoma (or any Optoma projector for that matter based on my internet search of similar projector problems), you must be aware of the problems listed in the reviews posted here.
Summary: Personal Experience I did a lot of research before I bought this projector back in early 2008. Before buying the Optoma HD81-LV I had been to two CES shows in Las Vegas where this was the flag-ship model at the Optoma booth.
Summary: Personal Experience excelent adjustment , color,gray scale,size,contrast etc. little noise in normal,less in economy. almost excelent Problems no switching in autto for hdmi, sometimes,the iris closes unexpected.. maybe needs some firmwareupdate. . but service is awfull /
Summary: I bought ours about a year ago. We enjoy watching movies in HD and this projector delivers stunning results. We have created quite a complicated set up, with dvd player, multi media computer, dvico tvix streamer, home theater receiver and hdtv tuner connected, with all this working both on the tv...
Summary: The image from this HD81 projector from a 1080p source is stunning and with so much details. The 720p/1080i images are likewise very detailed and incredible. The connectivity is just so flexible and convenient due to the outboard scaler unit.
Summary: Personal Experience I replaced my Infocus 7205 with this unit and I'm very happy. The picture is to die for crystal clear. Problems I have not had a single problem and I have had it for 8 months!!!
Summary: I bought this projector and scaler back in March 2007. I had it just over 3 months when it developed a problem. It was coming up with a lamp error although it was still putting out light. Even though Optoma originally told me that it was a lamp problem, it was not.
Summary: I purchased this unit in August of 2007. It produces an outstanding picture when it works, but has been returned to CA for repair twice - both times resulting in multiple weeks without the unit.
Summary: Personal Experience Overall I like the projector but have had some issues with overheating and very loud fan noise. The picture is fantastic but make sure the projector is nowhere near your seating area as the noice is terrible.