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£500 OPTOMA HD65PRO DLP Projector HD Ready

Already well established as providing stunning quality for the money, Optoma are responsible for bringing many to the projector fold. Take a look at a film shown on the HD65 and it's not hard to see why

Just as with its predecessor, the Optoma offers a superior DLP image, courtesy of the onboard HD Ready Texas Instruments chipset. Combined with Optoma Colour Enhancement Technology, the Optoma HD65 offers a superb picture quality both subjectively and objectively.

Subjectively, detail is crisp, blacks have excellent depth and motion is smoothly managed. Objectively, the 4000:1 contrast ratio is hard to argue with, as is the brightness figure of 1600 Lumens - figures that are worthy of projectors from a class or two above.

The new HD65 projector is also fitted with the latest HDMI v1.3 input - allowing it to accept signals right up to 1080P. Other sockets include component, composite, S-video and a very handy PC input for your computer.

Compact and easy to use, the Optoma HD65 is perfect as an introductory projector or for when portability is required. Whatever the reason for buying, with images this good, we're sure you won't regret it!

You can buy this OPTOMA HD65PRO (opens in new tab) for £500. You can also find similar deals from our online (opens in new tab) price comparator.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.