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Optoma HD141X Projector

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23000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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Super-sized home entertainment Created for super-sized 1080p home entertainment, the bright HD141X is perfect for watching TV shows, sports and movies or playing action-packed games on a huge... More
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Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that this projector was good. This Optoma data projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com and Projectorreviews.com gave it an "Special Interest Award".

Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector has an average expert rating of 83% based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and tweakers.net. The projector expert review sites think this data projector is one of the very best projectors of a similar spec and age.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 279 owner reviews this multimedia projector has a fantastic overall owner rating.

Good High Def TV

A few people considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Dwanedibley wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “.] All in all this is a great projector with a great HD picture via both Blu-ray” in their review. This year Igeo gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “For a few hundred pounds you can turn any light-coloured wall in your home into a huge, high definition screen” in their review. Igeo also said “You've got yourself a 1080p Full HD movie, in monster proportions”.

Good Picture Quality

Thirty-eight Optoma HD141 owners who bought it concluded that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer said in their Optoma HD141 review in October this year “The gaming mode basically darkens the screen, which allows for better graphics and a better overall gaming experience.” . Amazon Customer also said “The image quality is amazing”. Calen-James Watters said in his review of the Optoma HD141 on Amazon “The picture quality is consistent and crisp in gaming mode used with a PS4” and rated it as excellent.

Some people who purchased it wrote that it had good colour saturation. Ac said on Amazon “An option of cinema or vivid colors oryou can do 3 preset adjustments” in their Optoma HD141 review. Barclaycard mentioned in their review on Amazon “Not having a big room I've a 72 inch pull down screen which really brings out the outstanding colours of this projector”. This month Deven Vora wrote on Amazon “Watched a few 1080p bluray movies streamed online through a chromecast connected to projector hdmi - mind blowing colours, brightness and contrast” in their Optoma HD141 review.

A number of people reckoned that it was good for watching movies. G. Hou wrote a few weeks ago “It is only valid when compared with a LED TV/HD monitor This is absolutely great for movies! You will need a big white wall or a screen for it”. Orangysky mentioned on Amazon “Excellent projector for Movies, Tv and Gaming !” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Retep said “Excellent value-for-money, great for movies!”.

Several people who bought it considered that it was good for playing games on. Desi_munda gave the Optoma HD141 a score of 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “The internal 10W speaker is adequate for playing games or watching basic shows.”. Williams said in his Optoma HD141 review “Amazing for gaming”.

One person who reviewed this projector said that it had a good contrast ratio. William Clark rated the product 5 stars and he said in his review of the Optoma HD141 on Amazon “The contrast ratio is perfect”. One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had clear images. M Hillman wrote a few weeks ago “Works well, with a good clear image - 2 HDMI ports is fine for most purposes” in their review.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Optoma HD141 owners agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. This month Alan Pardieu said “3D is stunning” in his review. A few weeks ago Craig H. said on Amazon “3D also works well” in his review of the Optoma HD141. Craigyz wrote “By far the best thing I've bought for years.1080p and 3D all spot on”.

Good for Ceiling Mounting

Seven customers considered that it was good for ceiling mounting. Last year Ac mentioned “In terms of weight it is light and no problem on ceiling mounted brackets” in their review. Doubledutch said in their review of this projector on Amazon “9) 3.8m from the projector, which is ceiling mounted - it fills the screen perfectly with no zoom”. Doubledutch also said “That said it really is a non issue if you are ceiling mounting ('cos you'll only see the good side”.

Good Connectivity

Several people who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Ac wrote “This has two HDMI ports which is easier to plug in different devices” in their review of this projector. Anne Eraov-Reviews said in her Optoma HD141 review on Amazon “The HDMI (MHL) port works better via a Scart to HDMI Adapter/Converter Connector” and gave the Optoma HD141 a score of 80 out of 100. Anne Eraov-Reviews also said “For signals that are already digitalised HDMI port 2 is suitable”.

One Optoma HD141 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Sam Nicholson rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Connectivity is fine, plenty of sockets to allow for use”.

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Good Size

Three Optoma HD141 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was lightweight. In October last year Retep wrote in their review “My kids are now desperate to hold movie nights for their friends!The projector is lightweight and easy to handle, very easy to set-up” and gave this projector a rating of 5 stars.

Two people who reviewed the Optoma HD141 concluded that it was a good weight. Dr. A. K. Agrawal mentioned on Amazon “Light weight, no difficult calculations- only few wires to connect” in their review of this projector and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Phasita said on Amazon “It is easy to use, light weight and gives excellent picture quality”.

One Optoma HD141 reviewer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was compact. Remington said in their review “Its still quite a compact size and weight” . One customer said in their reviews that it was a good size. Dwanedibley wrote on Amazon in October “The remote control is a nice size and lights up a cool neon blue which is perfect for a darkened cinema room”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good height. Doctord said in their review in October last year “You want one with a reasonable adjustable height so you can project over fireplaces etc” and scored it 5 stars.

One Optoma HD141 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good width. M456an mentioned “I managed to set it up width wise so I can connect it to my PC which is too weighty to carry” in their Optoma HD141 review.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Optoma HD141 owners concluded that this projector was noisy. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Regarding the noise it's not only that it is much louder than the HD131xe.” in their review of the Optoma HD141. Amazon Customer also said “It is very noticeable while no other noise is being played, for example if this where used for a quite presentation, I could assume this would become very distract”. Doctord wrote “The speakers are quite loud even on the lowest setting” in their review of this projector.

A few customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was quiet. Amazon Customer wrote this year “I'd ignore the negative comments about fan noise as this is much quieter than my last projector” in their Optoma HD141 review and rated it 5 stars. Doubledutch mentioned two years ago “You will hear a very gentle whir in quiet parts of a film - its there if you want to really concentrate on hearing it” in their review. In October last year Harry Madeley mentioned on Amazon “The noise of the fan is very quiet” in his review of this projector.

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Good Product Quality

Sixty-seven Optoma HD141 owners who bought the product wrote that it was good quality. Abdulkadir Yaman gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “PS4 played couple of games and its quality is perfect with 200” in their review. Aidan Beaumont scored the product very highly and mentioned in their Optoma HD141 review on Amazon two years ago “The picture quality is fantastic straight out of the box”. In October this year Amazon Customer wrote “Stunning machine with incredible power and quality” in their review of this projector and rated it as very good.

Easy to Use

A number of people thought it was easy to use. Alices Daughter wrote in their review on Amazon “It was very easy to use straight out of the box, fan is very quiet, picture quality is very good, Internal speakers are ok”. Desi_munda wrote “The two HDMI connections are handy - my son wants to keep his laptop” in their review. A few weeks ago Dmitrijs Jonins rated this projector as excellent and wrote in their review on Amazon “Great image, bright enough to use during the day”.

A few Optoma HD141 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in October this year “Its so easy to set up for the perfect picture” in their review of this projector. Desi_munda mentioned in their review of the Optoma HD141 “Setting up - OK, I have a 10 year plasma TV which runs on scart leads”. Doctord said “Really easy to set up” in their review of the Optoma HD141 and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Eleven Optoma HD141 owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good experience. Abdulkadir Yaman said on Amazon “So far it is a great experience” in their review. Dario De Cesare wrote on Amazon “For a fraction of the price of a full HD 60'+ TV, you can get a *real* cinema-like experience at home”. Ratish mentioned in their Optoma HD141 review on Amazon “The experience is awesome”.

Six people who bought this projector mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Aidan Beaumont said “I'm sure there is a way to make it look even better through advanced settings” . Alexander Gekov wrote in his review of the Optoma HD141 “Even the out-of-the-box color settings are great” . Dwanedibley said in their review of the Optoma HD141 “I also have some excellent calibrated picture settings if you would like to comment below, I can post them for you”.

Three people who purchased this projector reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. K D Pickles mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “The manufacturers packaging used air inflated wrapping to hold the delicate projector firmly in place inside the box”. Rayfo said in their Optoma HD141 review on Amazon two years ago “It's a comfortable size and shape”. Scoville Joe wrote in October last year “This will now replace our 42" LCD HDTV, as we now have a 98" screen which is every bit as detailed and comfortable to watch” and scored it 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Sixteen Optoma HD141 owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. Ac rated this projector 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Setting up this range is pretty easy” in their review. Ed Giansante mentioned on Amazon “Had pretty good reviews out there.I must say that was a great investment” in his Optoma HD141 review. Josh Hartley gave the product a very good review and he wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon last year “The projector is pretty quiet considering it is right next to my headBad points”.

One Optoma HD141 owner who reviewed the product thought it was ugly. Mr E Madeley mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “Its not to unattractive and I have it mounted on the ceiling”. One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good design. Dwanedibley said in their review of the Optoma HD141 this year “The unit itself is attractive in design with a glossy black finish”.

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Robust

A few Optoma HD141 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was well made. Two years ago Dc said in their review “The built in speaker is more than sufficient Its not too often you think £450 was a bargain for something after 30seconds of using it.1 week after using”. Doubledutch said on Amazon “Apparently a Pringles lid works!Whats the build quality like? Good enough” in their review of the Optoma HD141. Dwanedibley mentioned on Amazon “It feels solid and well made” and gave the product a very good review.

Good Sound Quality

Some Optoma HD141 owners agreed that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said in their Optoma HD141 review last year “The sound is average so benefits from the addition of a soundbar.” . Andrew G. wrote in his Optoma HD141 review on Amazon “Very tinny sounding I run my sound through a external device and sounds perfect, I would recommend doing this”. Barclaycard mentioned in their review of the Optoma HD141 “Sound wise I have it linked to a soundbar which completes the cinema experience”.

Good Support

A few people concluded that the Optoma HD141 had good technical guidance. Doubledutch gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Whats in the box? Very brightly backlit (blue) remote, 2xAAA batteries, UK plug, European plug, quick start page + manual on disc, projector” in their review of this projector. In October last year Slawek mentioned in their review of the Optoma HD141 on Amazon “Please remember that zoom and focus are manual, so you need to be able to reach them somehow to adjust them.3”.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

On average Optoma 23000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all data projectors built by Optoma.

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Good Remote Control

Some customers agreed that it had a good remote control. Alices Daughter wrote in their review of the Optoma HD141 “Connections are straightforward, remote self explanatory” and rated the Optoma HD141 as very good. Mccormicks of Sheffield wrote in their review of this projector “It's a decent projector and gives a good picture but.1) the remote control keeps cutting out after about 30-40 minutes” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 1 stars.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma HD141 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD141 which do not support Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HD141 which do not support 3D image projection, the Optoma HD141 supports 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD141 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma HD141 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The worst resolution of all data projectors of this age and type is VGA (640x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1360 x 768 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very High Number of Colours

Across all the projectors of this age and type the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 370M. The number of colours of the Optoma HD141 of 1,073.4 million is one of the highest amongst multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HD141.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD141 only have one HDMI port, however the Optoma HD141 has two HDMI ports.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The Optoma HD141 has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode (only 26 decibels) amongst data projectors of this age. The quietest noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 22dB, the loudest is 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.

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7 Reasons Against

Bad Environmental Credentials

Several Optoma HD141 owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was not good in terms of power usage.

Inferior Technical Features

One Optoma HD141 owner who reviewed this projector reckoned that it did not have good features. Expert website Projectorcentral.com said “The HD141X lacks the fancy features found in more expensive models.” in their review of the Optoma HD141.

Poor Standard Def Image

One Optoma HD141 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Smeg mentioned on Amazon “Standard definition is a little grainy and you really notice the difference”.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma HD141 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the HD141 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

The average lamp power of data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the HD141 is 230W. At only 190 Watts, the Optoma HD141 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Small Uniformity

Across all the similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the HD141 the uniformities range from 80% to 120%. At only 80 percent, the Optoma HD141 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HD141.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD141 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Optoma HD141 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD141

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 23000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD141 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio

2 Awards

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award

Expert Reviews

(4)
12 December 2014

At only $599, the Optoma HD141X represents an outstanding value in home theater projectors. It's a good starter projector due to its 3D capabilities and solid performance in Cinema mode. On the...

Projectorcentral.com

10 November 2014

Despite some image-quality issues with digital video in the brightest mode, the Optoma HD141X home entertainment projector delivers reasonably good image quality overall...

12 October 2014

Projectorreviews.com

The Optoma HD141X projector has native 1080p resolution, aka Full HD. With a street price between $599 and $650 online, this DLP projector is suitable for movie viewing, HDTV, and gaming! It will... Read more…

19 September 2015

De Optoma HD141X is momenteel één van de goedkoopste 1080p beamers op de markt. Dat is aan sommige dingen te merken, maar aan de andere kant heb je toch mooi een 1080p beamer voor onder de... Read more…

Full 1080p in 2D and 3D
Two HDMI connectors, one with Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Lichtopbrengst
Dynamic black
Zwarte behuizing
Serious image quality problems with some source material at the brightest setting
Shows rainbow artifacts
Toetsenverlichting afstandsbediening
Geluidsproductie
DLP effect extreem zichtbaar

User Reviews

(186)
Reviewed 20 March 2015 by MOHAMMED S.
(Verified Purchase)

Short version: Failed product and more important Failed Customer Service at Optoma! They lost me as a customer forever! Long version: I bought HD141X project in late Oct 2014 as I was rebuilding... Read more…

Reviewed 13 October 2015 by James Blue
James Blue would recommend the Optoma HD141X (Verified Purchase)

I use the HD141 as an outdoor movie projector on the weekends. I move it inside and outside as needed. It is light and I use the box it came in as the storage unit. It is easy to set up, use and... Read more…

Reviewed 15 December 2014 by Movie_Buff
Movie_Buff would recommend the Optoma HD141X (Verified Purchase)

Bought this to be used inside our den for occasional movies and sports viewing. Let me start off by saying this thing blows quite a few expensive projectors away. 1. Lightweight 2. 2 HDMI... Read more…

Reviewed 25 November 2014 by KC Jayhawk
KC Jayhawk would recommend the Optoma HD141X (Verified Purchase)

I ceiling-mounted the Optoma projector 10' from a screen I constructed using blackout cloth and a wood frame. The screen size at this distance is about 100", which looks huge in my little home... Read more…

Reviewed 4 February 2015 by HarJoe
HarJoe would recommend the Optoma HD141X

Has a great picture, superbowl looked great, seeing the players full size, etc. But, after the game, the projector wouldn't shut off except by pulling the plug, and that can't be good for the... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $57.58
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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