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« on: August 02, 2011, 09:23:27 pm »

Saw an Optima HD65 on CL, 2007, for 250. Has 1050 hours on it. Seller claims it's in great shape. Decent deal if I can knock off 50-75 bucks? Replacement bulbs can be had for 160 or thereabouts.

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 07:36:21 am »

I have been using the Optoma HD65 for three years now.  I love how samll and light it is.  I use it outside in summer on a 12' x 6' trapeze screen with rear projection.  Looks great and seems bright enough to me.  I have 300 hours on mine though.  I use it inside on weekends the other 3 seasons with a 98" dia. screen in my HT.  Again I think it looks great (but I've never watched a 1080p PJ yet).  With that many hours I would plan on a new bulb being needed.  I would also want to see it started up before buying.  There's a thread for HD65 owners on AVS Forums you can browse through to see pros and cons:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=947156
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 08:37:21 am »

I have been using the Optoma HD65 for three years now.  I love how samll and light it is.  I use it outside in summer on a 12' x 6' trapeze screen with rear projection.  Looks great and seems bright enough to me.  I have 300 hours on mine though.  I use it inside on weekends the other 3 seasons with a 98" dia. screen in my HT.  Again I think it looks great (but I've never watched a 1080p PJ yet).  With that many hours I would plan on a new bulb being needed.  I would also want to see it started up before buying.  There's a thread for HD65 owners on AVS Forums you can browse through to see pros and cons:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=947156

Thanks, I'm currently using a BenQ 100 for the last four years. No complaints and everyone loves the picture. It's only a 480 and 1300 lumens. I just felt if I can get this one for a good price it would be a slight upgrade as I can show blu-rays along with everyone here loving their HD65 or HD66. Again replacement bulbs are fairly low relatively speaking for this projector
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 07:34:29 pm »

I have been using the Optoma HD65 for three years now.  I love how samll and light it is.  I use it outside in summer on a 12' x 6' trapeze screen with rear projection.  Looks great and seems bright enough to me.  I have 300 hours on mine though.  I use it inside on weekends the other 3 seasons with a 98" dia. screen in my HT.  Again I think it looks great (but I've never watched a 1080p PJ yet).  With that many hours I would plan on a new bulb being needed.  I would also want to see it started up before buying.  There's a thread for HD65 owners on AVS Forums you can browse through to see pros and cons:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=947156

Thanks, I'm currently using a BenQ 100 for the last four years. No complaints and everyone loves the picture. It's only a 480 and 1300 lumens. I just felt if I can get this one for a good price it would be a slight upgrade as I can show blu-rays along with everyone here loving their HD65 or HD66. Again replacement bulbs are fairly low relatively speaking for this projector



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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 10:03:48 am »

Our primary Optoma has slightly more than 1200 hours on it.  We believe that how you treat your PJ is the key to bulb life.  First, never move a PJ while the bulb is still even a tiny bit warm.  A survivable 'nudge' on a cold bulb can be devastating to a warm one.  Second, run your PJ with power from a UPS (like you'd use on your computer).  That way if your site power goes out your PJ's fan still runs -- cooling the bulb.  Finally, we hand carry our PJs while setting up or breaking down.  NEVER put it into a rolling anything to move it.  The tiny little bump as you go across a crack in a walkway (or up/down from the street to the driveway) is massive to your expensive bulb in your projector.
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