Product Type: Optoma projectors
Newest Review: ... quality on the projector is a little cheap, the case is black plastic (the optoma hd65 is white, but otherwise they are identical projecto... more
Great quality for good money
Member Name: MamaC
Advantages: Half the price of an HD TV,super quality, comes with a good box and carry handle
Disadvantages: Bulbs are pricy, it's not 1080p
Once upon a time setting up a home cinema was only thought to be for the mega rich, but things have changed over the last 8 yeasr in a big way. We currently have Kef speakers paired up to a Denon amp, all we needed was a half decent projector to complete our home theater experience. We play our DVDs and Blu Rays through our Playstation.
When we received it we placed it on our ceiling approx. 2.5 meters from our HD glass beaded viewing screen and the screeen was about 62 inches. Although light reflective pain it just as good if you can't stretch to a good screen I was always told to pop the bulb setting onto 'economy' which makes your bulb last longer as they are very expensive to replace at £60 per hit. But the spec says that the life of the battery is 3000 hours. We then connected it to the PS3 with an HDMI cable which we purchased witht he projector for a stupid price. Please get your cables from the net folks - they're cheaper.
It's a 720p picture although you can also set it to 1080i. The 1.3000 lumen is very bright & ideally suited to most medium sized living rooms (mine is 6m x 4m)
It's essential that you get the room as dark as you possible can, don't allow any light to seep in. The picture was very bright, sharp and contrast was better than what I'd expected, colours vivid too. We first tested out The Pirates of the Carribean. Past reviews stated that it created a rainbow effect but I have yet to see this. You do get an instruction booklet with the projector but it's dead easy to set up and they aren't needed. We also tried out my husbands Formula One game on it, it was awesome as he put it.
It's a quite little runner and you can hardly hear the fans which pleases me, mind you the speakers are always cranked upto the hilt!
Purchased from Dixons for £399
Summary: Really feels like your in your own little cinema
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