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post #2731 of 2880
How big of a screen can I get with this pj from 10'? I would like to get a 100" screen.
post #2732 of 2880
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Originally Posted by bulls4ever7 View Post

How big of a screen can I get with this pj from 10'? I would like to get a 100" screen.

I use a 92" screen from about that distance, so you should be fine.
post #2733 of 2880
Does this pj have to be level to the middle of the screen? I would like to mount it. The pj will be higher than the screen.
post #2734 of 2880
The case you made (an occasional sporting event on the projector in a room with some ambient light) would work fine with an HD-65.

When the kids are in bed and it's nighttime, and you want to watch a film, you'll be blown away.

Projectors are not good for daytime TV watching - that really isn't their intended purpose.

When I want to watch the "game" on my projector, I just draw the shades on the two windows in our family room. Works pretty well.
post #2735 of 2880
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Originally Posted by bulls4ever7 View Post

Does this pj have to be level to the middle of the screen? I would like to mount it. The pj will be higher than the screen.

The HD65 is a fixed offset DLP projector, so when you ceiling mount it, you invert the projector and the image thrown will be below the projector (so the projector is above the screen), but exactly how far depends on how big the image size is (how far back the PJ is from the screen). Head over to the calculator on Projectorcentral.com and put in your numbers to calculate offset. I have my HD65 13'6" back from the screen I think my offset was something like 14" and my mount added 6" so my screen is 20" down from the ceiling.
post #2736 of 2880
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Originally Posted by Gil_V View Post
The case you made (an occasional sporting event on the projector in a room with some ambient light) would work fine with an HD-65.

When the kids are in bed and it's nighttime, and you want to watch a film, you'll be blown away.

Projectors are not good for daytime TV watching - that really isn't their intended purpose.

When I want to watch the "game" on my projector, I just draw the shades on the two windows in our family room. Works pretty well.
I finally took the PJ for a test drive and I believe I will be happy. I was testing it on my "Dry-Lok" gray painted rubble foundation walls and had the small 32x17 basement windows both covered and uncovered and it was acceptable with them uncovered and great covered. Can't wait to actually get the walls up and the screen hung. Home Depot just delivered all my materials this morning so hopefully by Super Bowl I'll be able to use it.
post #2737 of 2880
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to where I can buy this projector in Canada? I've seen a couple sketchy online shops carrying it but I'd rather find something more reputable.

Thanks for any and all help.
post #2738 of 2880
not sure about the HD65, but what about the HD20 at CanadaComputers?

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Originally Posted by Skimmy View Post

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to where I can buy this projector in Canada? I've seen a couple sketchy online shops carrying it but I'd rather find something more reputable.

Thanks for any and all help.
post #2739 of 2880
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Originally Posted by Skimmy View Post

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to where I can buy this projector in Canada? I've seen a couple sketchy online shops carrying it but I'd rather find something more reputable.

Thanks for any and all help.

HD65 is the american name of the product, in Canada, the same projector is labeled as the HD640. No hardware difference but different badging. Actually depending on the store, you can find both version. HD640 is the official canadian model of the HD65.
post #2740 of 2880
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Originally Posted by Slayerizer View Post

HD65 is the american name of the product, in Canada, the same projector is labeled as the HD640. No hardware difference but different badging. Actually depending on the store, you can find both version. HD640 is the official canadian model of the HD65.

When i bought my HD65 in Canada it was called HD65 and i've seen it always called HD65
probably hard to find because it was replaced by HD66

I am selling my HD65 with less than 200hrs on bulb if interested, located GTA
post #2741 of 2880
I purchased this a projector a month ago, and so far i enjoy it very much but i have a couple of issues...
The first one is i cannot find "eco" mode, the bulb setting is std and bright only...
The last one is has anyone been able to do 1280*720 at 72hz?? or even better 96hz??
post #2742 of 2880
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Originally Posted by davidtt485 View Post
I purchased this a projector a month ago, and so far i enjoy it very much but i have a couple of issues...
The first one is i cannot find "eco" mode, the bulb setting is std and bright only...
The last one is has anyone been able to do 1280*720 at 72hz?? or even better 96hz??


std is echo mode

thisprojector doesn't output 72 or 96hz only 60, 24
post #2743 of 2880
I know this projector doesnt do higher refresh rates stock. But i can't believe no one has experimented with the inf for the acer and hd66... There is a modified inf that someone made to unlock different refresh rates... It may also work to unlock 120hz... I used the inf and for the normal stuff it worked fine, but because i use a monitor and the projector it was all messed up...
post #2744 of 2880
I'm not interested in higher refresh rates for 2D, but it must be capable of it or there would be no talk of upgrades to 3D.
post #2745 of 2880
exactly, and higher refresh rates mean less flicker... and there is some, also if ur using a pc and constantly have to switch refresh rates back and forth from 60hz to 24hz.... and if you just leave it at 60hz than you get a weird judder... Just my reasons id love to be able to leave it at 72hz that would be perfect...
post #2746 of 2880
I recently moved and when ceiling installing my HD65 I see now a blue discolouring on right side about 5inches by 3 inches. its almost like a blue smudge. Would this be similiar to the dust blobs people speak of?....If so, I remember a procedure about removing housiing to clean but cant seem to find it here. Any advice or a link to that tutorial?....thanks so much
post #2747 of 2880
Have a question. Just got the Optoma HD65 with a brand new bulb in it. Been doing great but tonight while watching tv on it, i noticed it developed a weird little thing in the bottom right part of the picture. It resembles a little flame with blue or something on the edges, when I went to turn off the projector after, the Red light stayed solid on the Lamp Led. What could be the problem, I have less than 45 hours on the projector? I unplugged the projector and plugged it back in and turned it on and came on just fine, but still has the weird little flame looking piece in the bottom right.

post #2748 of 2880
not only is there a little flame in this picture but it seems like that whole corner is a different shade than the rest of the screen...
post #2749 of 2880
its a dust blob. There was a post on how to clean it but I cant find it either. Weird. I cant remember the fellows name either.

edit - the persons name was Tiddler. Im pretty sure he did a write up on how to clean it. I had the same thing for months, but noticed today its gone. Wasnt big enough for me to care.
post #2750 of 2880
David, that's on my directv channel guide. It has the swirls in the background design. Only thing is the small flame looking object.
post #2751 of 2880
Just to follow up with my query about dust blob on my lens. I left my HD65 running after discovering it and it went away after approx 2 hrs and is now fine.

Thanks
post #2752 of 2880
hi folks,

finally able to get around putting the pj up on the ceiling. i am looking at this mount from monoprice. any one has any experience with this one, or any other that you would recommend? thanks

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...mat=4#feedback
LL
post #2753 of 2880
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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

hi folks,

finally able to get around putting the pj up on the ceiling. i am looking at this mount from monoprice. any one has any experience with this one, or any other that you would recommend? thanks

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...mat=4#feedback

that look sidentical to the one i am using now and i used it for the HD65 and now the HD66
its an ok mount works good, but i find after a few weeks of the kids messing around on the main floor and the stomping that the mount shifts slightly (as you cant fasten it down completely) and i have to just adjust it slightly when i use the projector, other than that no problem
post #2754 of 2880
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Originally Posted by myh179 View Post

I wonder if anybody out there has his HD65 hooked up to Denon DVD players. If there is, mind sharing the settings (contrast, brightness, sharpness etc.)?

I hooked up my pj to a Denon DVD player...but my pj is an H27...the settings are all factory's....cheers mate...
post #2755 of 2880
Quote:
Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

hi folks,

finally able to get around putting the pj up on the ceiling. i am looking at this mount from monoprice. any one has any experience with this one, or any other that you would recommend? thanks

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...mat=4#feedback

Here's a thread on HD65 mounts.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1062723

I bought the one mentioned in post #2, the one on Ebay. Works great, have it for a year now, and I highly recommend it.
post #2756 of 2880
Here's my mount. I think it probably cost me 5 bucks in total, plus a few beers

functions PERFECTLY, adjustable in all ways, and is rock solid (kids always jumping on floor above) I'm in a bit of a rush right now, but if you'd like more details let me know and I will explain exactly how it works.
LL
post #2757 of 2880
Hello all,
I've been owning this projector for few months now, and would like to know the proper usage of this projector to get the best hours out of it.

When projector is on, it's being used for 2-3 hours either movies or gaming. What mode should it be used under?

If I use it in the morning, and planning on re-using it at night. Should I power it off and on again later? Or Should I let it on the entire day? I know that switching on and off within 1 day doesn't do any good with bulb.
post #2758 of 2880
I would not leave the projector on all day. I try to minimize usage to no more than 8 hours a day, and that's uncommon.

I'd switch the projector off if it was going to be unused for a 3-4 hour period in that timeframe you mentioned.

My general rule is to turn the projector on no more than once a day. I run it for 2-8 hours when I turn it on, and once it's off, it stays off until the next day.

My goal is to maximize lamp life. So far, this has worked for me. My old DV-10 had 1200 hours on it (until I got the HD-65). No problem with either projector lamp life.
post #2759 of 2880
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Originally Posted by easycruise View Post

Here's a thread on HD65 mounts.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1062723

I bought the one mentioned in post #2, the one on Ebay. Works great, have it for a year now, and I highly recommend it.

that looks like a solid mount.

sadly, i already pulled the trigger on the monoprice mount.

if it doesn't work, i will definitely get the ebay one.

thanks
post #2760 of 2880
I have had my Optoma HD65 for about 6 months and about 300 hours. I realize it is "filter-less"; however, is there any preventive maintenance I should be doing on the projector to ensure a long bulb life and general well-being of the projector? It is well ventilated in its placement and I prevent short shut-off cycles. Is there anything else I should be doing for good upkeep on the unit?
The manual did not list any steps to follow in maintaining the unit.
Thanks.
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