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Optoma HD65 720p ThemeScene HD Ready DLP Home Cinema Projector £484 @ Dixons
Optoma HD65 720p ThemeScene HD Ready DLP Home Cinema Projector £484 @ Dixons

Optoma HD65 720p ThemeScene HD Ready DLP Home Cinema Projector £484 @ Dixons

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Display Technology - LCD/DLP DLP This is the display type for the projector. A DLP system is capable of projecting large, bright, seamless, high-contrast color images with unmatched color fidelity and consistency
Resolution of Projector 1280 x 720 pixels The higher the number of pixels the better the picture resolution will be
Projector Brightness 1600 Ansi Lumens
Projection Distance 12 m This is the distance that the projector should be placed fro m the screen in order to obtain a good quality picture
Projected Image Size 7.79 m This gives you an indication of the projected image size
Lens - Fixed/Zoom 1.2 This is the method used to focus or zoom into the image. Automatic allows simpler focusing whereas manual can allow you to more finely focus the image
Lamp Life 3000 hours The higher the hours the longer the projector lamp will last
S-Video Input YES Enables a high quality connection to a video or DVD player with an S-Videog output. Delivers a higher quality image by sending the colour and brightness elements down four separate wires
Composite Video Input YES Enables connection of your camcorder/games console to the TV
Contrast Ratio 4000:1 The higher the contrast ratio the better the picture quality
Noise Level 28 dba The lower the value the quieter the appliance
Keystone Correction YES degrees This feature prevents the image from having a slanted appearance
Case Supplied NO A bag for your digital camera is the ideal way to protect your investment and store memory cards and batteries
Remote Control Supplied YES Enables you to operate your equipment from a remote handset
Height 73 mm
Width 259 mm
Depth 188 mm
Weight 1.9 kg This is the weight of the appliance in KG

20 Comments

Excellent projector - I have one of these

Littlewoods direct are offering this for £499 with a free 84" screen but there is a 10% code kicking (I think xx845) around for electrical goods so works out at £449.10. Don't forget quidco as well which is 10% cashback at the minute.

Got mine from Littlewoods best purchase i have made in a long time.

don't these things cost a fortune in bulbs?

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littld;4493338

don't these things cost a fortune in bulbs?



Estimate £100 every 3 years for a bulb. Not too bad for a 120" image at 720p, awesome piece of kit. By which time i expect 1080p projectors to be £500

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zwarder;4493259

Got mine from Littlewoods best purchase i have made in a long time.



i got mine too from Littlewoods, the problem was took 3 weeks to deliver. Expect much better delivery performance from Dixons as it is in stock.

To all owners, how easy is it to set oneup without professional help. calibration etc.

saayinla;4493393

To all owners, how easy is it to set oneup without professional help. … To all owners, how easy is it to set oneup without professional help. calibration etc.



Very easy! Only additional cost is ceiling mount. Also, you'll need to connect an AV cable to any HDMI device (such as PS3) because it has no speakers!

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saayinla;4493393

To all owners, how easy is it to set oneup without professional help. … To all owners, how easy is it to set oneup without professional help. calibration etc.



Very easy, just need to check the dimensions of room and place of projector. You truly will have a cinema in the house with this piece of kit, checkout some of the reviews online for this product to get an idea. If you go across to the AV forums there are plenty people to advise as several hundred people have brought this Pj as it very good value money.

Has anybody had any problems with rainbow effect on this projector.
I recently bought an Optoma HD700x for £381 from Tesco Direct (same projector as this but with slightly lower contrast ratio and brightness) and the Rainbow Effect is really noticeable.So much so that i have decided to return it and get a refund.
I had an Optoma Themescene H56 projector before but never noticed it but with the 700x it is annoying.Just wondered if it was so bad on this model.

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There will be RBE depending on the type of film visuals and the individuals biology of the eye. May occur occasionally for micro seconds in a film, some films wont have any at all, from the Av forums several hundred people have purchased this PJ and say excellent things about the product. If RBE is such an issue you will have to go into the £1000 + league of projectors and look else where.

Romi;4493545

There will be RBE depending on the type of film visuals and the … There will be RBE depending on the type of film visuals and the individuals biology of the eye. May occur occasionally for micro seconds in a film, some films wont have any at all, from the Av forums several hundred people have purchased this PJ and say excellent things about the product. If RBE is such an issue you will have to go into the £1000 + league of projectors and look else where.



Didn't really want to spend that much but on PS3 menu and normal tv RBE was quite bad.It was fine on PS3 game and Blu-Ray.Also,the Tv picture didn't seem to have as much sharpness and definition as my old projector although a lot of this maybe due to the old virgin box i've got.
Does anybody know anything about picture quality on a Sanyo PLV-Z700 1080p projector which i am also looking at.Not DLP so won't suffer from RBE but more expensive (about £970).

Had this for nearly a year and it's still my best av puchase ever!

I use the reverse of a 6 foot wide Argos blackout blind for a screen - 20 quid!

Image is great especially from HD source.

Calibration available on avforums, plus screen shots.

saayinla;4493393

To all owners, how easy is it to set oneup without professional help. … To all owners, how easy is it to set oneup without professional help. calibration etc.



Too easy and you dont need a ceiling mount.

Just need something about a foot square to rest it on
and a fairly white wall (mine is cream) to point it at.

Got an Optoma HD700x sitting on 2 pieces of pine nailed together in an L-shape.
Resting on top of a 5 foot high narrow book case at the back of the room.
with the vertical part of the L-shape between the back of the book case
and the wall it stands against, so the book case easily holds it in place.

Because its not fixed to anything you can adjust and move it easily around.
No need to put up shelves, drill holes in the ceiling, or get out
a screen everytime you want to watch it, which restricts the picture size anyway.

PQ is top class (much better than hoped for) and massive size, covering about 10ft of wall.
Mine is also a 720p projector and brilliant for HD TV/Blu-Ray, Gaming, Upscaled DVDs
and better than our brand new 1080 LCD TV for standard TV.

Infact we use it much much more than the TV, its that good.

Mine also has 3 inputs:
Computer/HDMI/Standard RGB (for older non HDMI TVs etc)
so you can also use it for surfing the internet, presentations etc

Optoma HD700x was £350-£400 so check that model out too.
Best purchase I made

erik;4494572

Too easy and you dont need a ceiling mount.Just need something about a … Too easy and you dont need a ceiling mount.Just need something about a foot suare to rest it onand a fairly white wall (mine is cream) to point it at.Got an Optoma HD700x sitting on 2 pieces of pine nailed together in an L-shape.Resting on top of a 5 foot high narrow book case at the back of the room.with the vertical part of the L-shape between the back of the book caseand the wall it stands against, so the book case easily holds it in place.Because its not fixed to anything you can adjust and move it easily around.No need to put up shelves, drill holes in the ceiling, or get outa screen everytime you want to watch it, which restricts the picture size anyway.PQ is top class (much better than hoped for) and massive size, covering about 10ft of wall.Mine is also a 720p projector and brilliant for HD TV/Blu-Ray, Gaming, Upscaled DVDsand better than our brand new 1080 LCD TV for standard TV.Infact we use it much much more than the TV, its that good.Mine also has 3 inputs:Computer/HDMI/Standard RGB (for older non HDMI TVs etc)so you can also use it for surfing the internet, presentations etcOptoma HD700x was £350-£400 so check that model out too.Best purchase I made



Do you notice Rainbow Effect - Red/Green flashes of colour when you're watching screen,usually visible out of the corner of your eye.

abrichmond;4495037

Do you notice Rainbow Effect - Red/Green flashes of colour when you're … Do you notice Rainbow Effect - Red/Green flashes of colour when you're watching screen,usually visible out of the corner of your eye.



I do occasionally. Worse on HD sources. If you find this is a real problem you'll need to spend serious money on a DLP projector or get LCD...

The following website is very useful for figuring out if the screen size will fit in your room:

projectorcentral.com/Opt…htm

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Had this since November and it is amazing! Got mine from richersounds for £450 but gone back up now.
So easy to set up - just got mine on a white painted wall although im sure a screen is a good investment. If you own a ps3 alone its worth owning this! Playing games/blu rays in huge is fantastic and you can really see the difference between blu rays and dvds. Have got my gamecube running through the component cable to it and even my SNES looks fantastic on it!

With regards to rainbow effect - notice it sometimes but got used to it really quickly and dont notice it at all now unless I look for it. My girlfriend never had any problems with it from the offset so I suppose it will vary from person to person.
Bulb life is great - feel like I use mine all the time but only racked up 100 hours of 3000 so by the time I need a new one ill hopefully just get a 1080p projector like someone above said!
Quality wise out of box - it was fine but I have adjusted some aspects to suit me and occasionally have to change the colour tones but usually the picture is near perfect.

It's cheaper @ ]Littlewoods and you get a FREE 84" screen.

Use the code XX845 for 10% of ALL Electronics (code expires 6th March 2009)

It's £499 -(10% off £49.99)

So £450 + FREE Screen.

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It is a little cheaper at Littlewoods which is where i initially purchased mine from, the frustrating reality with Littlewoods takes up to unpredictable 3 weeks for delivery, expect awful delivery performance. But if you have the patience go for it, you wont regret it, a look over at Av forum several hundred have purchased this projector..it is that good value for money.

Therefore to remind the plus points of this offer from Dixons compared to Little woods you will get much faster delivery..a couple of days instead of unpredictable couple of weeks and the price with discount codes not too bad at all.
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