I needed to replace my NEC HT410 that died over the weekend. On a budget of a grand the search was on! I narrowed it down to the HD65 and the Mitsubishi HC1500. In the end I just went with my gut feeling and bought the HD65 last night.
I had to use our tripod to mount it because the screws I have for ceiling mount won't fit. So not ideal, but I couldn't wait for a depot run. When I fired it up (Ratatouille), the picture was so bright, I was surprised to find it was eco mode. My first impressions are ...well... HOLY COW!!! I feel bad for people that have issues with RBE because DLP can be so nice. I did see them on my old unit but they never bothered me. And eventually I had to try to find them to see them. But I haven't had a problem yet. I am going to watch Sin City and Transformers to get a better feel for my new toy.
I'll see if I can get some pictures up and maybe a more complete review.
Answers to a couple of q's I've seen:
1: BB carries it but check the website not all stores have it. Also. I had to ask for it because it was nowhere to be found on the floor.
2: Even though the Optoma website indicates there is a 1 year warranty, the card mine came with says 2 years.
3: The fan (in eco mode) is extremely quiet. It is quieter than my NEC, which was advertised as whisper quiet.
4: Yes, there really is a tripod mount.
can you explain the superwide again. I don't understand the "set zoom to 1." Mine does not have a zoom