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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best 1080i Projector I have seen.

    Posted .

    I have had this product for over a year now and it has performed very well. If you are looking for a 1080i or lower projector for home movies and don't want to spend over 2K, this is the projector to get. I spent 1200, but now it is often on sale for as low as 799. Pros: Great color, contrast, picture. Looks incredible connected to a HD DVD player and during HD channels. Easy to setup, very good menu system that is easy to use and intuitive. It also include a lamp hour meter. When the screen doesn;t change, the lamp dims to conserve life. Will never have burn in as LCD or plasmas can during playing video games. Looks good on a wall, but better with a screen. It automatically swutches resolution and screen size when changing the channel form an HD channel to a Non HD channel. This is a great feature. It automatically searches for sources, so when you switch from tv to dvd, you only need to press the button and it will find the DVD input. and vice versa. Cons: Only 1 hdmi input, I prefer to have 2, 1 for your DVD and another for say a Xbox360 or PS3. It does use DLP technology, meaning if you are not directly in front of the screen it will dim. For example it you stand 2 feet to the left or right or the screen it looks dimmer. Best to be directly behind screen. DLP also has a problem when you are looking down on the screen, though with a projection screen that is not a factor. Not enough lumens to watch the screen in a bright room, best in the basement or for watching in the evenings. Overall I am very pleased and while it is not perfect, it still demands 4.5 stars, hence the 5 start rating. I look forward to getting the Optoma 80 ( 1080p) when the price drops below 2k.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Absolutely Awesome

    Posted .

    Let me start by saying that I have been watching all of my video on a 42" Samsung Plasma and have been loving the picture quality. However, I have been a little disappointed with the size and wanted something bigger. My wife suggested I convert our bonus room to a media room. The media room has contractor grade off-white paint - just a plain 'ole wall. I should also state that the bonus room is in the basement with absolutely no ambient light coming in. I purchased the HD70 after reading the reviews (never had seen it or the picture). I temporarily installed it tonight and watched 2 movies. The experience was absolutely AMAZING! I'm not sure the diagonal measurement of the viewing area but it is 8' across on the wall. The quality was amazing. Not sure I'll ever buy a screen. I have absolutely no complaints and would absolutely recommend this to anyone. I'm not a techie and don't expect top-end (and didn't want to pay for it) but for the price, this far exceeded my expectations!! I can't find any reason that I would ever need more quality than this. I can't tell a difference between my plasma and this projector save for a little brightness. I can't comment on longevity as I just got mine. The menus are very easy to navigate. Setup was a breeze. Don't have any reservations about purchasing this one!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great picture

    Posted .

    I am new to owning a projector. I bought a plasma a year and a half ago and had considered a projector, but I was unsure of the picture quality. I love my plasma, but have always been dissapointed with the 42" size. I recently decided to give a projector a try and was willing to pay the restocking fee if I was dissapointed in the quality. I went home with the understanding that I "would" be dissapointed and probably returning it. I am telling you, when I put that first movie in, I could not believe how great it was. I wish i had neve bought my plasma now. The picture is crisp and the colors vivid. It is like watching TV on a big screan. Don't get me wrong, the colors will never compare to a plasma, but I was amazed how bright they were. I am sure the more expensive projectors have even greater picture quality, but trust me, for half the price of a 50" plasma this is the way to go. The only drawback and something you will have to take into consideration is that this is made to hang upside down from your ceiling. You will need to buy a mount. You can put on a table rightside up, but you will have to do some fenagling and raise the rear of the projector because it will be shooting the picture onto your ceiling. I can live with this I decided. You can't go wrong with this one for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    OUTSTANDING PROJECTOR!!

    Posted .

    I purchased this projector back in November of 2006 and I am still extremely happy with my purchase. I have owned two other projectors before this one and this unit hands down blows those other two projectors away by far!!! The unit is easy to program and the fan inside is remarkably quiet. Also with the the 1280 by 720 resolution there is BARELY any noticeable screen door effect. Colors look great, the dark levels are more than adequate and the white levels are great as well. I own a Playstation 3 and the HD games look ASTOUNDING as well as do Blu-Ray discs. I also have my HD cable service running to the projector as well for the occasional broadcast of HD programming that is good enough to be shot on a 120 inch screen. The bottom line is that if you're looking for a TREMENDOUS value and bringing the movie theater experience home (not to mention you'll save a ton of money by not having to go to the theater as much) than look no further than the OPTOMA HD-70. AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awsome product

    Posted .

    I picked up this one back in February, and it has been the best thing ever. It has all the inputs I need for my:xbox, xbox360+HDDVD addon, dvd player, cable box - yes cable tv comes in on it too. only drawback is how much the mounting kits are, so I made one myself for 20 bucks. I got the Gray Wolf II pull down screen with the 1.8 gain. and everyone that comes over is real pleased and wants one of their own. the menus are easy to use, and lamp life reminder lets you know how much you've used it, so thats a good thing. Very good buy for a first time user, or going for a second.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    WOW!...Let me clarify HOLY COW!

    Posted .

    So I'm new to projection and was looking for a good deal on HD not top of the line. Who knew I could get a projector and a tension motorized screen for less than a 42" Plasma that I bought last year on Black Friday open box with a rebate. Now granted I got it at one of Best Buy locations where they are clearancing this model out and got the screen off ebay, but thats all fine-tooth-combing. Now lets get to the details. I'm talking stunning pictures. I'm talking can not believe this thing is at 120" on a textured oatmeal wall with a mere s-video standard dvd playing and it looks better than my plasma. Add the screen and HD content once I got the room all set up and I'm blown away! Get one now while the getting is good. Pretty soon the model will be gone (Best Buy isn't getting these in anymore apparantly so they are slowing rolling out a clearance...one store in my area as of now).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    a pleased with purchase

    Posted .

    My husband and I had a JVC 56" tv set up on a table and had to sell it, we went out looking for another one and came upon the projectors and realized that we had a perfect room for it. Not knowing much about them and their quality read reviews finding everybody was happy with their picture. Did more research on them and we looked at the mitsubshi and optoma, felt the optoma had more to offer. So we purchased it and couldn't be happier! It was easy to set up and picture is great even on local channels. We also got the Toshiba HD DVD player and oh my gosh watching movies is an experience, football now is fun for me to watch on HD channels, and just watching tv is fun. I also love that when kids mess with the remote things are easy to correct. We also purchased the Gray Wolf 2 106" screen and it looks wonderful. You should be happy if you purchase this product, enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome projector

    Posted .

    How could I go wrong with this projector? It had a $200 rebate. Also, Best Buy had it on sale $50 cheaper. Plus, they had a free screen offer at the time. The picture is simply amazing. I was able to set it up in my bedroom and project onto the opposite wall to test the thing out. The picture was 6ft across in my small room on a widescreen DVD! Since the manual says the screen will go to 300" (diagonal), I plan on moving to a larger room soon. The manual is very easy to read and only 40 pages (large print). The menu is very easy to use. The remote functions are set up identically to the buttons on the projector which makes it that much easier. It came with component, composite, and s-vidoe cables. It has a lamp life indicator and an indicator on when to replace it. Needless to say I am very happy with this projector.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    xbox 360 HD content rocks

    Posted .

    Well theres a few reviews on this projector already and without hesitation I would and have recommended this projector to everyone that I know. I have had this projector for about a year now and no problems whatsoever. If you dont have a HD player or access to anything HD but have a xbox 360 you can download a few trailers on the xbox live in HD. I love showing off the beautiful picture this projector gives off. Great product and when its on sale its dirt cheap compared any of the flat paneled sets out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This projector rules!!

    Posted .

    After doing about as much research and sale hunting a techno freak could do, I finally decided to pick up this HD projector. It is amazing!! The picture is incredible, it is super quiet and with the free 84" screen they threw in, I wound up spending less for everything (cables, new upscale DVD player, mounts, etc) than my friend paid for his 42" LCD! If you are considering a projector, you must own this one!! If your not in the market, you need to change your mind and own this projector!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Upgrade

    Posted .

    I just purchased this HD70 having owned a Optoma H31. Ceiling mount was the same so mounting was simple. I did have to move the projector closer to the screen but that didn't take too long. Huge difference in picture. I thought the H31 had a good picture but the picture quality on this pj is incredible. I sit 16ft from the screen and HD is clear as I have ever seen. Even my wife sees a difference. Anyone who buys this "budget" projector will be very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    projector numero uno baby

    Posted .

    Iv'e never owned a projector and was skeptical at first. But with this 720p it looks better then my best even at its worst. It doesn't matter if it's light or dark, this baby really knocks it out the park. All I can say is get a big screen, sit back grab your sack cause the feeling is serine!!! If you're on a budget this is the one for you, if you're not on a budget I say go ahead and buy two!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Small Cost Huge Picture

    Posted .

    After purchasing this projector I started to feel bad for the people who bought a 42" plasma. With a 720p picture and a varied amount of inputs this projector is great for anything from football games to video games. DLP technology is definitely the way to go for great blacks and shadow detail. Would never return this. I will buy projector forever now after this baby.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    HD Performance SD cost

    Posted .

    First off I use this projector in various conditions inside dark, inside high light, outside, etc. This projector is amazing and produces beautiful images on whatever i choose as a screen medium. The colors are rich and the blacks are a dark black. I would highly recommend this to anyone ranging from amateurs to professionals.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Projector for the Price

    Posted .

    I purchased this projector about 2 months ago. My family and I love it!! I have an 83" screen and it is amazing. It has a lot of the features the High end ones have, without the high end price. Make sure you can control the lighting in the room though.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great buy for the money...

    Posted .

    I did a lot of researche before buying the Optoma. This is a great buy for the money. The picture looks great on my 106" screen. Be sure you can control the ambient light in the room, otherwise I give it 5 stars...

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    this is the high life

    Posted .

    The color is great, with HD signal it almost looks like my plasma. Watch sports on this and you'll feel like your on the side lines. Very light and easy to mount on the ceiling. You will not be unhappy with this.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    quality for your money

    Posted .

    This projector is a quality projector for the price. You can get better but with that you will pay almost double. IF you want a decent but fairly cheap projector this is the one for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great purchase

    Posted .

    For the cost, the projector works very well. I have a screen size of 100" diagonal and it looks awesome. Movies, xbox 360 look awesome on this projector

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Picture

    Posted .

    Provides a great picture. Best part is I can scale it to whatever size I want.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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