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Optoma HD65 720p DLP Home Theater Projector (2008 Model)

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  • Solid brightness with 1600 lumens and a 4000:1 contrast ratio (with ImageAI )
  • Native 720p High-Definition resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Light and color processing technologies for remarkable picture quality and contrast levels
  • Sleek and diminutive form factor at 4 pounds with extensive connectivity options
  • Display Technology: 0.62" DarkChip2 DLP Technology by Texas Instruments
  • Resolution: Native 720p (1280 x 720) Maximum Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080) Brightness: 1600 Lumens
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Product Description

Product Description

Powered by DLP technology and featuring a multitude of connections and functionality, the HD65 delivers the vivid and the vibrant in picture performance and image quality. Featuring 1600 lumens, a 4000:1 contrast ratio (with ImageAI), native 720p High-Definition resolution, and a 16:9 aspect ratio in a sleek and diminutive form factor at 4 pounds with extensive connectivity options.

From the Manufacturer

The Optoma HD65 is a 720p home theater projector that brings accessibility to High-Definition, big-screen video content. At 1600 lumens and the latest color processing technologies, the HD65 delivers subtle and incredible image quality and contrast. With a variety of connectivity options, including HDMI v.1.3, the Optoma HD65 reproduces the realism that High-Definition offers.

Smaller Size, Great Image Performance

Brilliant Color Technology!

Up To Twice the Colors with Multimedia Processing
DLP Projectors with BrilliantColor technology feature multi-color processing to produce stunning, vibrant colors on the screen. Unlike other technologies which use just 3 primary colors to produce the image, DLP Technology with BrilliantColor uses up to six separate colors.

HD65 Feature Highlights:
Filter Free Design: The HD65’s DLP engine operates without filters, keeping ownership and maintenance costs low while ensuring consistent performance throughout the projector’s life. Dirty filters can significantly impact lamp life causing early failure. Heat is the #1 cause of lamp failure (Pro AV magazine). Wide range of connectivity: The HD65 has a wide range of connectivity options: two VGA-in, VGA-out, s-video, composite video, RCA audio-in, audio-out, RS-232 and USB. This extensive connectivity offers the flexibility you need in the classroom, boardroom and living room. Even enjoy home entertainment applications with the HD65 – view the latest movies, play video games or watch home movies with friends and family. Sub-1 watt standby mode: The HD65’s advanced power-conserving green technology uses less than 1 watt of power during standby mode. Power consumption is rated at 230 watts in bright mode, providing energy savings compared to similar projectors.

Reliable Picture Quality
The picture may look good now, but what about years from now? Picture reliability directly impacts the life of a projector. If the picture goes bad, the projector will either need to be repaired or replaced. That’s expensive. DLP projectors are famous for their picture reliability.

HD65 Specifications :
  • Projection Method: Front, Rear, Ceiling Mount, Table Top
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited Parts and Labor, 90 Days on Lamp
  • Complete On Screen Menu Adjustments in 22 Languages
  • Remote Control: Fully Featured IR Remote Optional Accessories: Ceiling Mount, VGA to Component Cable, HDMI cable, HDMI to DVI adapter, S-Video Cable, Gold Service Warranty and GrayWolfII Series Screens

What’s in the Box
Standard Accessories: AC Power Cord, Component Cable, Remote Control, Batteries for Remote, Lens Cap, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, User’s Manual and Extended Warranty Card

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameOptoma
Item Weight4 pounds
Product Dimensions3 x 7.5 x 10 inches
Item model numberHD65
Additional Information
Shipping Weight7.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableJuly 7, 2004
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Simon on September 26, 2008
I just bought this projector for watching movie and playing games.
I wanted a HD projector under 1000$

here's my review:

-Colors are great and accurate. Skin tones looks natural.
-Contrast is very good.
-I'm seeing details in the dark areas.
-Almost silent projector. (fan is very quiet even in Bright mode).
-The image is really bright (1600 lumens)
-Image looks uniform (a bit of noise in the black levels but you can barely see it).
-All the inputs that you need (1 HDMI, 1 Component, 1VGA, 1Svideo, 1,Composite).

-The back light in the remote control is way to bright. It burn my eyes every time I'm using it. (not really helpful when you are trying to adjust the colors and contrast.
-No saturation control when using HDMI input.
-Zoom is really small ( you really need to know exactly how far from the screen to put it because you don't have that much room).

Other thoughts:
I would recommend using a gray matte surface screen if you're watching movies. I'm currently having a gray matte screen (elite silver max 16:9). However if you want to play games get matte white surface screen, its brighter.

Also I heard some peoples complaining about rainbow effect, but I haven't seen any.

Conclusion: If you are looking for a good 720P projector for watching movie and playing games its definitely a good projector to consider. The picture is great.
For under 1000$ you can't really go wrong.

I'm giving 5 stars because it does what I wanted with a good quality.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By S. Gelber on November 22, 2009
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The picture is excellent... WHEN IT'S WORKING. I have had the projector for 2 months. It has be out of service for half that time. Customer service (which doesn't even give the option to talk to someone on a phone, everything is e-mail) ignores requests. Fair to say that the actual repair time was quicker than e-mail communication leading up to the repair.. They make you pay for shipping... which if you want to insure is costly. Repair worked for about 2 hours then the same error message "fan locked, shutting down" appeared again. I demanded they replace the projector and have heard nothing back as of yet.

I would've returned the product had it not barely exceeded the Amazon return period before breaking.

Project is unreliable and a total headache.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. Sheppard on January 18, 2008
I am not an expert but I was set on buying the HD70 based on all the rave reviews and then read that Optoma had superseded it with the HD65 (1600 lumens) and the HD71 (2400 lumens) and the HD70 was nolonger in production. I went for the HD65 as I was after a great home theatre projector at an affordable price (and the HD71 wasn't as easily availble yet). I have not been disappointed and can't tell the difference with the high priced Sony and Infocus units I use for work. All the features of the HD70 (including the near silent fan) and almost twice the lumens for a couple of hundred bucks extra and the unit is surprisingly small and light. Setting it up was a doddle and soon realised that any image quality problems were associated with the DVD quality rather than the projector capabilty. With this neat unit I am now tempted to move to HDMI cabling (if I can find a half decent HDMI multizone DVD player) and a proper screen. Currently I run the video leads through the projector and the sound leads through my surround sound system. Getting the extra lumens helps for day use at kids parties, but the HD71 maybe even more worthwhile if you can afford it. Why wouldn't you get the latest model with the speed this technology sector is changing?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. Weber on February 15, 2009
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UPDATE 1/12/13:

Well, I've owned this projector for almost 4 years now and I want to share some thoughts on it.

This projector, as far as I know, is discontinued because of newer models. However, if you are looking at purchasing one, let me share my experiences with you before you make a decision.

Overall, I love my projector, since I wrote the review, I rearranged my theater room and am now running the screen at 100". The image quality is still nice, but considerably darker than an LED or LCD TV. This isn't deal breaking, but just keep that in mind.

The power button on my remote went out years ago, and I have turn it on and off manually each time. Again, not deal breaking, but depending on where you place your projector, it might be an issue.

Really, the only major gripe I have is lamp life. Next month will be my 4th year of owning it. I've put approximately 2000 hours on it so far. I only use it for gaming (PS3/Xbox 360). I am currently on my FOURTH lamp. The first one went out after about 500 hours and was replaced be Optoma free of charge, but I had to send in my projector to have it looked at, and was without it for about a month. The second one went out with about 300 hours on it and Optoma only gave me a wholesale price on replacing it (About $160). The third one had about 800 hours on it went it blew out, so I decided to buy one on Amazon instead, because of the price and because I think maybe Optoma lamps are just junk. The fourth one, which is in my projector now, is still going with around 300 hours on it.

Every single time I turn on my projector now, I worry about the lamp going out. This takes away from the enjoyment of using it.
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