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Optoma HD66, HD (720p), 2500 ANSI Lumens, Home Theater Projector

by Optoma
293 customer reviews
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  • DLP Technology by Texas Instruments with BrilliantColor Technology
  • 2500 Lumens produce a bright, crisp image
  • Produces mind-boggling 3D images for high intensity gaming!
  • Complete on-screen menu adjustments in 23 languages
  • It has native 720P widesreen resolution
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Technical Details

  • 3d-ready

Product Description

Product Description

Optoma's HD66, 3D-Ready home theater projector delivers the future! Breathtaking and bold, the Optoma HD66 hometheater projector provides stunningly beautiful widescreen viewing. The 3D-Ready HD66 adds a whole new demension to the gaming and home theater experience-and delivers more dynamic learning in education and training applications. With 2500 ANSI lumens, 4000:1 contrast, and native 720p widescreen resolution, the HD66 delivers subtle details and striking clarity for pure viewing delight.Power Requirements 100-240V, 50-60Hz.

From the Manufacturer

Optoma HD66 2500 ANSI Lumens 4000:1 3D-Ready DLP Projector

The 3D Ready Optoma HD66 Home Theater DLP Projector adds a whole new dimension to the gaming and home theater experience. With 2500 ANSI lumens brightness, 4000:1 contrast and native 720p widescreen resolution, the HD66 delivers subtle details and striking clarity for pure viewing delight. This projector delivers high-quality widescreen HD images for striking video and stunning graphics out of the box and has the ability to display 3D content with the addition of the Optoma 3D-XL converter box. The HD66 HD projector is certified to work with NVIDIA 3D Vision and high brightness and aggressive contrast ratio ensure picture-perfect viewing.

At a Glance: The Future of Home Theater Today

  • Stunning & beautiful widescreen images (HD 1280 x 720p resolution)
  • Vivid and intense images and videos (2500 lumens)
  • Razor-sharp text even in lit rooms(4000:1 contrast ratio)
  • Take along size for ultimate flexibility (5.1 pounds)
  • Save time and money with rapid power on and shutdown
  • Longer lamp life (Up to 4000 hours)

3D Ready Delivers the Future of Entertainment Today

The availability of 3D content, including games and movies, is exploding with new titles released every month. The Optoma HD66 brings you the home theatre experience you want today, with the ability to upgrade and take advantage of 3D content when you are ready. For gamers, the projector is certified with NVIDIA 3D Vision™ to ensure an immersive 3D experience. In addition to delivering 3D in 720p HD (1280 x 720), the HD66 can also project 3D content in XGA (1024 x 768) and SVGA (800 x 600) resolution modes. The addition of Optoma's 3D-XL converter box (which comes with a pair of 3D glasses) lets you unlock the 3D potential of the projectors. As with all 3D displays, a 3D source (such as a 3D DVD player or gaming system), 3D content and 3D glasses are required for 3D viewing.

Brightest Colors

The HD66 DLP-based multi-color processing system features a five-segment color wheel coated with an advanced material that achieves superb color saturation and accuracy for extraordinary image quality. In addition, incredibly high native contrast ratios ensure clean and crisp black and white to ensure that text and charts are easy to read.

Lower Cost of Ownership

The projection lamp is rated to last up to 4000 hours in standard mode or 3000 hours in bright mode to provide long-lasting performance. The HD66 also incorporates a rapid shutdown feature that further reduces ownership costs.

Leading the DLP Market in the Americas

Projectors with Texas Instrument's DLP with BrilliantColor technology feature multi-color processing to produce accurate and vibrant colors on the screen. The HD66 multi-color processing system features a six-segment color wheel coated with an advanced material that achieves superb color saturation and accuracy for extraordinary image quality. In addition, incredibly high native contrast ratios ensure clean and crisp black and white to ensure that text and charts are easy to read.

Optoma Technology is the leading manufacturer of Texas Instrument's DLP projectors in North and South America. TI's DLP features multi-color processing to produce accurate and vibrant colors on the screen.

Optoma's product line offers products designed to meet the needs of any kind of user, from mobile professionals, gamers and home theaters to much large theater installations. Designed and built to deliver reliability, usability and image quality, Optoma projectors help users get the most out of their digital content, encourage collaboration and communicate clearly and effectively. Optoma projectors are designed to provide the features that you need today and a path to grow into other capabilities as you need them.

Green by Design

As an Optoma ProJect Green projector, the HD66 has been designed and manufactured for eco-friendliness, to:

Optoma's ProJect Green
  • Use less than one-watt power consumption in standby mode: uUp to 75 percent savings compared to regular standby mode.
  • Are designed to limit energy use, with automatic shut down and remote management and control.
  • Employ long-life materials and components.
  • Designed for large group viewing (up to 300" screen size).
  • Use components that are lead-free on all printed circuit boards.
  • Use no polystyrene foam in the packing materials.
  • Comply with RoHS standards to phase out the use of hazardous materials.

What's in the Box:

This package includes the Optoma HD66 Projector, one remote control with batteries, one composite video cable, one lens cap, an A/C power cord, multilingual CD-ROM user's manual & quick-start card.

Which Optoma Home Theater Projector is Right for You?

Native 1080p
Native 720p
Native 1080p
Home Theater & Multimedia
Home Theater & Gaming
Home Theater & Gaming
Image Size/Quality
300"/4000:1 contrast
300"/4000:1 contrast
301"/ 4000:1 contrast
Product Dimension/Weight
12.76" x 3.82" x 9.21" / 6.4 pounds
11.28" x 3.98" x 7.6" / 5.1 pounds
14.17" x 4.52" x 12.24" / 10 pounds
Inputs & Outputs
Two HDMI, VGA-In, Component Video, Composite Video & +12V Trigger
HDMI, VGA-In, S-Video, Composite Video, Stereo Audio-In & RS-232
Two HDMI v1. 4a, VGA-in, Component, Composite, RS-232, +12V trigger, VESA 3D

Want to Enhance Your Experience with Accessories?


Optoma DLP Link 3D Glasses

Active Shutter 3D-RF Glasses

Low Profile Optoma Universal Projector Ceiling Mount (Black)

Manual Pull-Down 16:9 Aspect Ratio for Home Theater or Professional Screen (White) with Speed Control

Projection Distance/Image Size

Projection Distance (Feet) Maximum Diagonal (Inches) Minimum Diagonal (Inches)

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameOptoma
Item Weight5 pounds
Product Dimensions7.6 x 11.3 x 4 inches
Item model numberHD66
Color NameWhite
Special Features3d-ready
Frequency Response Curve50/60
Technical Specification
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank
Shipping Weight7.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableDecember 5, 2009
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255 of 267 people found the following review helpful By Westcoast Gunner on January 23, 2010
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I bought this projector 3 weeks ago from Amazon. Delivery was prompt and on time. The projector came in the usual Optoma box but without a carry case. Of course I knew that, but one would have been nice anyway. I had already printed out the manual (at work of course) from the Optoma website.
Set up was easy enough but a little time consuming as the settings where totally off. I believe everyone using this projector primarily for home theater will and should set the bulb to standard. The extra lumen will come in handy however when using the 3D glasses to view 3D content.
Once calibrated, picture quality was very impressive for a 720p projector. Blacks were black enough, color and shadow, rich and detailed. The projector does a good job (imo) of scaling 1080p content. I have two Blu-ray players and the projector showed Blu-ray content a lot better with my Philips player so like everything else the source is important.
Overall I'm very happy with my purchase. Couldn't convince the wife at this stage to let me spend the extra money on a 1080p projector, so I was already looking at the HD65. I was encouraged by what was being said by the very early adapters that had pulled the trigger on the dedicated AV forums (God bless them). Early veiwings included Iron Man and Transformers, and Walle and UP for animation, all in Blu-ray on a 72" 16:9 screen and I'm truly impressed. The harshest critic is too, the wife. Picture is as good, if not better, than my Sanyo 42" 1080p plasma. I'm English; my wife is American so were now looking forward to the World Cup being shown in 3D. By the time the tournament begins hopefully the price of active shutter glasses will have fallen enough so were not passing one pair around the room to everybody.
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117 of 127 people found the following review helpful By Peter Stark on May 1, 2010
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....but ended up going with the HD20.

This is my first projector and I use it solely for watching movies; blu-ray, DVD, and streaming HD from VUDU\Netflix. I had nothing to compare it to except for my brothers which was a Optoma 1080p projector with a throw of 15-18 feet.

I was very impressed out of the box. Blu-ray looks great @ 11' throw\85" diag. picture. Works quite well in ambient light, but really comes alive in lights off. HD stuff looks really good from viewing distance of 12'.

There is some rainbow effect, but not often at all and usually during credits. Certainly not a deal breaker for me. We watch it directly off our light gray painted wall and it looks very good. Older DVD's are blurry, but that is just the nature of the lower res DVDs. The texture of the wall and no gain gray paint will require a screen eventually.

The controls are pretty basic and simple to use. There are some advanced calibration settings that I didn't mess with.

Overall this was a very satisfying experience for the money.


I felt that the 11' throw\12' viewing distance put me right on the cusp of being able to benefit from 1080p. I got the bug and started obsessing about it and decided to order and HD20 to compare it to, realizing I may take a restocking hit on the returned projector. I really wanted to see the difference because I felt that at 85" to 95" inch diagonal I could really make the hd stuff crisp.

Set up the HD20 yesterday. First run was in soft ambient daylit room with shades drawn. I immediately noticed the difference in brightness. The HD20 at 1700L vs. HD66 2500L was definitely not a good viewing experience in ambient light. Even on bright mode, the picture seemed washed out.
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75 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Joshua W. Haskell on April 30, 2010
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Excellent!!!! Recomend highly. (please read update at the bottom!!) Chose the HD66 over the HD65 for the extra hrs of lamp life, and lumen output, 3D is a little out of reach for me but the price diff. was null, now maybe i'll have a chance a 3D when it is readily avail. and not soooo crazy exspenive.(for the glasses $150.00 a pair?)
After I cracked the Screen on my LCD, I began anew. The original idea was to replace the LCD, but was not happy with my last one and price and quality were not matching up to my expectations. I had many reservations about a projector I have seen them in home theatres, but not that impressed. Big screen, yes image quality was iffy( maybe it was the setup, or the screen,(there are a lot of variables)technology has vastly improved since.

So I began researching, and almost stumbled across the optoma line. I was impressed, but not convinced. I read and read and talked to friends. Read some more, and decided that it was the best bang for my buck(wich was supposed to my myself a new 7.1 head unit).

Then there was the screen issue, exspenive, gain, etc. Should I buy over priced specialized paint? Well after even more research i found screen material on ebay, the sellers name is Chris Young and he sells different sizes and gain screens to fit you're needs cheap. [...]. That is the link for the screen I purchased. I chose a high contrast screen because of the size image I would be projecting. From what I learned the closer and smaller the image the harder it is to control black levels and contrast. Also in ambient light or day time viewing situations the grey makes the picture appear more like the way it should. By the way the screen is awesome, it glows.
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