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Topic:   What the heck is going on here

I have an Optoma HD65 that has, rather suddenly, developed a purple band on the lower left corner. There is also a lot of light wash there too. I realize that my projector is old, but I only have about 900 hours on it. This problem appeared suddenly some time ago and I have been living with it. The purple doesn't bother me so much as a screen mask can take care of it. But the washed out image in that corner is bothersome. Is it time to replace it? Sorry for the crappy picture, I put a white piece of paper close to the lens to really see the problem. The white part is the image and the purple sits just outside the image. All image adjustments short of focus have no bearing on brightness, size or color of the purple bit. The image itself looks fine minus the washed out look in the lower left corner. I run the projector upside down, but it has plenty of space for cooling. Any ideas? I know it's old and cheap and probably past it's planned obsolescence, but I thought I would give this forum a try.
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Topic:   Help, my wife cannot run my home theater system :)

Here is my setup: Optoma HD65 Yamaha RX-v475 receiver Wii PS3 Sony BluRay PC connected to receiver via HDMI graphics card As my topic states, my system is too complicated for my technology challenged wife to use. I purchased an expensive Harmony ultimate remote. The remote works some of the time, but looses connectivity to things, doesn't send signals sometimes, etc. She is ready to get rid of all of it because it is unusable to her, but I love it. I did everything myself and it is not rocket science, but I want to make things simpler for her. She wants one remote to do everything. I thought the Harmony was the ticket, but has not done the trick so far. Any other suggestions? She wants me to swallow my pride and hire someone. Help, Thanks, Patrick
 
Topic:   wireless mirroring from pc to projector using surround sound

Hello, I am new to this, so forgive my ignorance. We just purchased a new blu ray player, an LG BD 670, in the hopes that we could stream hulu and amazon using our optoma HD 65 projector and NAD t763 receiver. It was not good--interrupted the amazon video numerous times and never loaded hulu. Since we have no trouble on our laptop, we are wondering if there's a way to wirelessly mirror what's on the laptop by buying a device like a WIDI. However, the receiver has no HDMI input. The blu ray player is connected to projector with HDMI and the receiver is connected to the blu ray player with an optical connection. Thanks in advance for your ideas.
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Topic:   1080p vs 720p in brightness

I'm looking for an HD projector to use for backyard movies. I want to use a large screen (perhaps 9' x 16'), and I want a projector that will be bright enough to run during summer evenings when there may be some lingering light. I considered using the Optoma HD65 only because I can borrow this model from my father-in-law. Well, this projector actually can create an image at my size requirements at 12 or 13 foot lamberts. The catch: it's only 720p native. Why can I not find a reasonably priced 1080p projector that will perform similarly? What is it about the higher resolution that makes it harder to come by the higher brightness?
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Topic:   Optoma hd65, lamp problems, need help!

I purchased the lamp driver direct from Optoma for $111 shipped. Installation is fairly easy after you open up the projector. There are multiple screws on the bottom of the unit. As well as three tiny screws, one on either side, and one on the back. Make sure you remove all of these. After you do this, press down on the top and slide the top cover towards the lens and it will come off. I recommend removing the three screws on the top cover that connect the controls to the main board. The lamp driver is located on the side of the projector. I took pictures along the way to establish the orientation of everything. Once you remove the lamp driver housing, its fairly easy to remove the old lamp driver and install the new one. Update*** 4/18/13 I removed my email address from the previous post as it has been some time since I replaced my driver and I'm a bit foggy on how to do it now. I'm told the lamp driver is actually cheaper then when I purchased it. Hope my information helped and you have fixed your projector, mine is still running strong!
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