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23000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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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 screen. With a built-in speaker and... More
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Two Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both wrote that this 23000:1 contrast ratio projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award and it received an "Special Interest Award" from Projectorreviews.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Three experts from sites including PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and tweakers.net have rated this multimedia projector on average 83 out of 100. The expert review sites think this Optoma multimedia projector is one of the very best similar spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this projector as outstanding on average.

Good High Def TV

A number of Optoma HD141 owners wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Dwanedibley mentioned on Amazon in January last year “.] All in all this is a great projector with a great HD picture via both Blu-ray”. Igeo said “For a few hundred pounds you can turn any light-coloured wall in your home into a huge, high definition screen” in their review of the Optoma HD141. Igeo also wrote “You've got yourself a 1080p Full HD movie, in monster proportions”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Optoma HD141 owners who reviewed the Optoma HD141 concluded that it had good picture quality. Last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The gaming mode basically darkens the screen, which allows for better graphics and a better overall gaming experience.”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The image quality is amazing”. Calen-James Watters mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The picture quality is consistent and crisp in gaming mode used with a PS4” in his Optoma HD141 review.

A few people who bought the Optoma HD141 reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Ac scored the Optoma HD141 5 stars and said in their Optoma HD141 review on Amazon “An option of cinema or vivid colors oryou can do 3 preset adjustments”. Barclaycard wrote “Not having a big room I've a 72 inch pull down screen which really brings out the outstanding colours of this projector”. Deven Vora said “Watched a few 1080p bluray movies streamed online through a chromecast connected to projector hdmi - mind blowing colours, brightness and contrast” in their review of the Optoma HD141 and gave this projector a very good rating.

Several people who reviewed the Optoma HD141 reckoned that it was good for playing games on. Three years ago Desi_munda mentioned “The internal 10W speaker is adequate for playing games or watching basic shows.” in their review. Williams gave the product an excellent review score and he mentioned in his review of the Optoma HD141 “Amazing for gaming”.

Three customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good for watching movies. G. Hou rated it 5 stars and said “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 said “Excellent projector for Movies, Tv and Gaming !”. Retep wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon two years ago “Excellent value-for-money, great for movies!”.

One person who reviewed the Optoma HD141 mentioned that it had clear images. M Hillman wrote “Works well, with a good clear image - 2 HDMI ports is fine for most purposes”. One customer concluded that this projector had image ghosting. Mre26 wrote on Amazon “No ghosting or crosstalk whatsoever”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Optoma HD141 owners who reviewed the Optoma HD141 thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Alan Pardieu gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “3D is stunning” in his review. Craig H. said in his review of this projector “3D also works well” . Craigyz wrote “By far the best thing I've bought for years.1080p and 3D all spot on”.

Good for Ceiling Mounting

A few Optoma HD141 reviewers who bought the Optoma HD141 agreed that it was good for ceiling mounting. Ac scored the product very highly and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “In terms of weight it is light and no problem on ceiling mounted brackets” in their review of the Optoma HD141. Doubledutch mentioned in their Optoma HD141 review “9) 3.8m from the projector, which is ceiling mounted - it fills the screen perfectly with no zoom”. Doubledutch also mentioned “That said it really is a non issue if you are ceiling mounting ('cos you'll only see the good side”.

Easy to Use

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Three years ago Desi_munda mentioned in their review on Amazon “The two HDMI connections are handy - my son wants to keep his laptop” and scored it very highly. Dmitrijs Jonins said on Amazon “Great image, bright enough to use during the day” in their Optoma HD141 review and scored this projector very highly. Igeo wrote in their Optoma HD141 review last year “The menu is easy to use”.

A number of Optoma HD141 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon last year “Its so easy to set up for the perfect picture”. Desi_munda scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “Setting up - OK, I have a 10 year plasma TV which runs on scart leads” in their Optoma HD141 review. Doctord said “Really easy to set up” .

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it had a good experience. Abdulkadir Yaman wrote in their review of the Optoma HD141 on Amazon two years ago “So far it is a great experience” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Dario De Cesare rated this projector 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon also two years ago “For a fraction of the price of a full HD 60'+ TV, you can get a *real* cinema-like experience at home”. In January last year Ratish mentioned “The experience is awesome”.

A few people who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Aidan Beaumont scored the product very highly and said in their review of the Optoma HD141 on Amazon “I'm sure there is a way to make it look even better through advanced settings”. Two years ago Alexander Gekov mentioned in his review of the Optoma HD141 on Amazon “Even the out-of-the-box color settings are great”. Dwanedibley gave the product a very good rating and wrote in their review on Amazon “I also have some excellent calibrated picture settings if you would like to comment below, I can post them for you”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this projector was comfortable and easy to hold. K D Pickles mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon two years ago “The manufacturers packaging used air inflated wrapping to hold the delicate projector firmly in place inside the box” and scored it 5 stars. Rayfo wrote on Amazon “It's a comfortable size and shape” in their review of this projector. Scoville Joe wrote on Amazon “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”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some Optoma HD141 owners concluded that the product was noisy. Amazon Customer said in their review “Regarding the noise it's not only that it is much louder than the HD131xe.”. 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 on Amazon “The speakers are quite loud even on the lowest setting” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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

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Robust

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Three years ago Dc wrote on Amazon “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” in their review of the Optoma HD141 and gave this projector a very good rating. Doubledutch rated the product as very good and wrote on Amazon in the same month “Apparently a Pringles lid works!Whats the build quality like? Good enough” in their Optoma HD141 review. Dwanedibley gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “It feels solid and well made” in their review of the Optoma HD141.

Good Connectivity

Some Optoma HD141 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Two years ago Ac scored the Optoma HD141 very highly and mentioned on Amazon “This has two HDMI ports which is easier to plug in different devices”. Anne Eraov-Reviews mentioned in her review of this projector “The HDMI (MHL) port works better via a Scart to HDMI Adapter/Converter Connector”. Anne Eraov-Reviews also said “For signals that are already digitalised HDMI port 2 is suitable”.

One Optoma HD141 reviewer concluded that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Sam Nicholson wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon two years ago “Connectivity is fine, plenty of sockets to allow for use”.

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Nice Design

A number of people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good looking. Two years ago Ac gave this projector a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their Optoma HD141 review on Amazon “Setting up this range is pretty easy”. Ed Giansante said on Amazon “Had pretty good reviews out there.I must say that was a great investment” in his review of this projector. Two years ago Josh Hartley rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The projector is pretty quiet considering it is right next to my headBad points”.

One Optoma HD141 reviewer considered that it was a good design. Dwanedibley wrote on Amazon “The unit itself is attractive in design with a glossy black finish”. One Optoma HD141 owner mentioned in their reviews that this projector was ugly. Mr E Madeley said on Amazon “Its not to unattractive and I have it mounted on the ceiling” in his review.

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Good Size

A few people who reviewed it said that it was lightweight. Retep scored it 5 stars and said in their Optoma HD141 review two years ago “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”.

A few Optoma HD141 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was a good weight. Dr. A. K. Agrawal said on Amazon “Light weight, no difficult calculations- only few wires to connect”. Phasita mentioned on Amazon “It is easy to use, light weight and gives excellent picture quality”.

One customer considered that this projector was a good height. Doctord mentioned on Amazon “You want one with a reasonable adjustable height so you can project over fireplaces etc”. One customer said in their reviews that it was a good size. Dwanedibley mentioned “The remote control is a nice size and lights up a cool neon blue which is perfect for a darkened cinema room” in their review of the Optoma HD141.

One person considered that the product was a good width. M456an said “I managed to set it up width wise so I can connect it to my PC which is too weighty to carry” and rated the Optoma HD141 as excellent.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Remington mentioned “Its still quite a compact size and weight” and rated it as excellent.

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Good Product Quality

Sixty-seven Optoma HD141 reviewers considered that the Optoma HD141 was good quality. Abdulkadir Yaman mentioned “PS4 played couple of games and its quality is perfect with 200”. Aidan Beaumont rated the Optoma HD141 5 stars and wrote “The picture quality is fantastic straight out of the box” in their review of this projector. Alices Daughter said in their Optoma HD141 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”.

Good Sound Quality

A number of people reckoned that the Optoma HD141 had good sound quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The sound is average so benefits from the addition of a soundbar.” in their review of the Optoma HD141. Andrew G. mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon two years ago “Very tinny sounding I run my sound through a external device and sounds perfect, I would recommend doing this”. Barclaycard mentioned on Amazon last year “Sound wise I have it linked to a soundbar which completes the cinema experience” in their Optoma HD141 review and scored this projector 5 stars.

Best Seller

The HD141 is one the most popular projector currently on the market.

Good Support

Several people who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Doubledutch 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”. Slawek gave this projector a score of 5 stars and wrote 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 Projectors

We calculated the average ratings for all Optoma data projectors and also specifically for Optoma 23000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good ratings.

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Good Remote Control

Four people who reviewed it considered that it had a good remote control. Alices Daughter said on Amazon in January last year “Connections are straightforward, remote self explanatory” in their review of the Optoma HD141. Mccormicks of Sheffield said in their review of this projector on Amazon “It's a decent projector and gives a good picture but.1) the remote control keeps cutting out after about 30-40 minutes”.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD141 supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the HD141 do not support full HD.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma HD141 supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HD141 do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Optoma HD141 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

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

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions 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 the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the HD141 only have one HDMI ports quantity, however the Optoma HD141 has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At 6,500 hours, the Optoma HD141 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the HD141. Multimedia projectors of this age and spec have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 600h and 30,000h.

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Quite Big Offset

The offsets of projectors of this spec and age range from 10% to 130%. At 116 percent, the Optoma HD141 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of only 26 decibels, the Optoma HD141 has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the HD141. The average noise level (economic mode) of similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the HD141 is 30dB.

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7 Reasons Against

Bad Environmental Credentials

Two customers who purchased it thought it was not good in terms of power usage.

Inferior Technical Features

One Optoma HD141 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it did not have good features. Expert website Projectorcentral.com said three years ago “The HD141X lacks the fancy features found in more expensive models.” however they rated this projector 5 stars.

Poor Standard Def Image

One Optoma HD141 reviewer who reviewed the Optoma HD141 considered that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Smeg said on Amazon “Standard definition is a little grainy and you really notice the difference”.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma HD141 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HD141 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Projectors of this spec and age have bulb powers of between 130W and 400W, and the average bulb power is 220W. The Optoma HD141 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Small Uniformity

Across all the projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HD141 the uniformitys range from 80% to 120%, and the average uniformity is 86%. With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the Optoma HD141 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most projectors that are a comparable age to the HD141 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Optoma HD141 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD141

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the HD141 over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD141 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HD141.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Headphone Outputs
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio

2 Awards

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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 $56.70
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Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd141, optoma hd141x, optoma hd141xr, optoma opthd141, optoma hd141xrf, optoma hd141xrfb, optoma opthd141x, optoma opthd141xb, optoma hd141xrfba
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