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I am looking to buy a projector by the weekend. I currently have a 7 year old sony 47" rear projection, definitely outdated and the picture keeps getting worse. So i decided on a projector, I have searched and searched and it seems the best i can get is the optoma hd65 for around $520 new. However this projector is now 2 years old , is there anything new in this price range that beats it? With the hd 65 i will have a 95-105" screen. viewing distance around 10-12 feet. Sources are hd cable, xbox 360, and ps3. I already have polk audio audio system i put together and will be building a diy fixed screen. My only prior projector experience is playing 360 on a toshiba dlp business projector a buddy used to have set up. At the time i thought that was really nice , but the hd65 should blow it away. My only other option for the money is a 42" vizio 1080p led for 599 at costco., but i think i would be happier with the projector even if it is not as "practical" . any advice or guidance would be much appreciated.
 

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As long as you can control the light if you want to use the PJ during the day, then all is well.


Can you buy the HD65 from a reputable place for that price? There are a few places selling this model that I would not buy from.
 

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it was from projector central. However i just found this one on auction and its close enough to buy and pick up in person. i wouldn't consider shipping a used projector due to potential shipping damage hassles, but if i could get this under 500 it may be worth it. it has 50 hours on it. would anyone consider a used pj when a new one is 200 more? i can control light,sliding door in living room with full length curtains are pretty dark, but can get blackout curtains if necessary
 

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it was from projector central. However i just found this one on auction and its close enough to buy and pick up in person. i wouldn't consider shipping a used projector due to potential shipping damage hassles, but if i could get this under 500 it may be worth it. it has 50 hours on it. would anyone consider a used pj when a new one is 200 more? i can control light,sliding door in living room with full length curtains are pretty dark, but can get blackout curtains if necessary

I owned the HD65 for 1.5 years and its an awesome projector. Even with my pot lights on the picture was great, excellent buy as Optoma is solid manufacturer

enjoy
 

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HD65 is a great PJ I had one but had to get rid of it because it was just way too loud for me. I live in a high altitude place the PJ would automatically go into high altitude mode. So if you don't live in a place that 4000 ft+ then you should be fine.. For the $100 you can get the Acer H5360 that comes with a brand new bulb, warranty, brighter and can do 3d with a PC..
 

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just won the used hd65 on ebay. it has under 50 hours, just a few months old. got it for $425 , cheapest i could find new , not refurb, was $599. so the used was a pretty good value at $175 cheaper, that enough to buy another bulb. i will update later with screenshots, etc, plan on starting the screen as soon as i get the pj mounted. thanks everyone for the help
 
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