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Optoma HD65

alaTest has collected and analyzed 391 reviews of Optoma HD65. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price also get good comments. Comments about the reliability and noise are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma HD65 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Optoma HD65


alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Optoma HD65 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on People are impressed by the usability and noise. The design and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and size.

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96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma HD65 DLP Projector 4000:1 1600 ANSI Lumens 1280 x 720Optoma HD65 DLP Projector 4000:1 1600 ANSI Lumens 1280 x 720

Jul, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Optoma HD65


alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Optoma HD65 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Comments about the noise and size are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma HD65 720p DLP Home Theater Projector (2008 Model)Optoma HD65 720p DLP Home Theater Projector (2008 Model)

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : TechRadar (

Optoma HD65 review


Want a projector small enough to tuck under you arm?

Impressive spec sheet ; Sharp image ; Generally bright ; Fantastically dinky

Noisy fan ; Visible DLP rainbow effect

Small and well-specced, this portable projector would be a great addition to any living room

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (

Optoma HD65


Watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or playing the latest game on a huge HD TV is an attractive prospect, but beyond the reach of most wallets. With a projector, you pay a lot less per square foot of picture. But they're still pricey, and...

High definition, low cost. A home cinema bargain.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Tony Leotta (

Optoma HD65 and HD71 Projectors


Optoma, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital projection and display devices, introduced two new 720p home theater projectors today at CES Las Vegas. The HD65 and the HD71 bring

Jan, 2008

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Optoma HD65 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Optoma HD65 and comparisons to other Projectors

Great value; Excellent picture quality for price

Limited range for blacks; Tricky setup; Slow color wheel; 720p resolution lower than some

Oct, 2009

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May, 2008

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

Optoma HD71


Brightness, for many, is a key performance feature, especially those needing to deal with some ambient light, especially for those without the classic dedicated theater room. Brightness isn't the only strength of the HD71. I found the HD71 to perform...

Excellent Brightness brightest of 720p home theater projectors in best mode, and one of the brightest overall ; Good overall picture performance after basic adjustments ; Good selection of inputs (including HDMI 1.3 with Deep Color support, and DVI) ;...

Very limited zoom lens ; No lens shift ; Needs basic calibration to get best results ; Manual comes on disc, no hard copy ; A fan noise is louder than most projectors, although not exceptionally so

This is really, a good, moderately inexpensive 720p projector for causal movie viewing and TV/HDTV/Sports. For those looking for the absolute best projector for pure movie watching, they will likely favor another projector. But the HD71 should be great...

Apr, 2008

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Optoma HD65 High Definition Home theatre projector


Following their success with the HD70 Optoma has opted to not to not upset the applcart and stick with a formula that worked, with some kewl additions. This tiny 18cm by 25 cm powerhouse (tiny by home theatre standards) offers a high definition...

If your after a great high definition home theatre projector, that isn't going to cost you the earth, this is it!

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This light, bright 720p DLP projector is both portable and powerful, making it easy to use almost anywhere.

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Optoma ThemeScene HD65


compact,highly portable,lighweight,adjustable zoom/height.. supurb picture quality,ease of use/remote control

could have front adjustable legs and a longer bulb life

Jul, 2010

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Optoma ThemeScene HD65


optoma is very good value for money, not so large so easy storage and easily displayed.

quite noisy at times and gets too hot on odd occasions,

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

You love big pictures but know it is all in the detail. The high definition detail you've never seen before in your favorite film. Detail that captivates and enthralls - every tiny detail larger than life with electrifying, perfectly balanced color and crystal clarity. See the movie as it was intended to be seen. On the big screen. In HD. At home. The ThemeScene HD65 home cinema projector delivers the kind of picture quality associated with the best digital cinema performance around the world. With a digital HDMI signal you can create a true digital projection system that produces a spectacular high definition cinematic experience in your own home. A masterly collaboration of HD Ready 720P DLP technology from Texas instruments and Optoma color enhancement technology produces a stunningly bright image with perfectly balanced vivid color and crystal clarity.

Audio Output

Type: None


Energy Star certified: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Ceiling mountable: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:1.57

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1600ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:4000:1
Max Image Size:7.36m / 736cm/8.84m / 884cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:10m/12m
Min Image Size:0.67m / 67cm/1m / 100cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema/Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP Projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:Optoma Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Optoma/Optoma Home Theater Series/Optoma ThemeScene


Bulb power:200
Service life of lamp:2000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000

Lens System

Throw ratio:1.55 - 1.7:1


TV tuner integrated: No


Ethernet LAN: No

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):259 x 73 x 188 / 295 x 222 x 96
Lens focal range:F2.46 - 2.58
Power requirements:100 - 240V, 50-60Hz
Video in:480i/p, 576i, 720p, 1080i

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Noise Level:29
Vertical scan range:43 - 120

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:3
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Consumption (Standby):10 / 9
Power consumption (typical):265 / 270


Contrast ratio (typical):4000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:Y
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projection distance:1.2/12 / 1.5 - 10
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1600 / 2400
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x720)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 8890 / 25.4 - 186.9
Zoom ratio:1.1:1

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)/3000hour(s)

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Card reader integrated: No


Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / SECAM/NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-D / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM B/G / SECAM D/K / SECAM L
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2 / 2.04 / 2.9