Optoma TW865-NL
WXGA Conference Room Projector
Bill Livolsi, February 14, 2013

The Optoma TW865-NL is a large WXGA conference room projector capable of producing up to 6,000 lumens for an impressively bright picture. But while we looked at conference room projectors in our recent shootout, the TW865-NL is a completely different beast. First of all, at 1280×800 or WXGA, it is lower in resolution than those larger machines, yet still capable of showing a high-definition picture. Secondly, its 6,000 lumens are produced using one lamp, not two, which is both a blessing and a curse depending on the situation. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it has a significantly lower price tag, coming in at about $3,999 without a lens. This makes it an attractive option for conference rooms and small meeting halls where high resolution is less of a concern, but brightness and full-featured performance are still high on the agenda.