Projector Reviews

Optoma HD65 home theater projector: Sharpness

Optoma HD65 home theater projector: Sharpness

No problem with sharpness. Overall, very good, but not the best around. Of note, the Sanyo PLV-Z5 produces an exceptionally sharp image for a 720p projector, and the HD65 can’t match it, but, with 720p resolution projectors in mind, I certainly had no complaints while filling about 120″ diagonal of my 128″ screen, and viewing from just under 12 feet back. Moving up to a 1080p projector will resolve more detail, but, that means spending close to twice the price, or even significantly more.

Bottom line: Sharpness is just fine. I seriously doubt that it will be factor for 98% of the folks shopping for a 720p projector!

Optoma HD65
Panasonic PT-AX200U
Epson Home Cinema 720
Acer PH530
Epson MovieMate 72
Optoma HD65
Epson Home Cinema 720
Optoma HD70
PT-AX200U

Bottom line: Reasonable sharpness, but rather typical. Several of the best 720p projectors are quite visibly sharper. Also not sharp is one of my favorites, the Panasonic PT-AX200U. It uses smooth screen technology, which softens its image, in exchange for invisible pixels, and tends to be more similar, in sharpness, to the HD65, than some of the sharper projectors.