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Optoma HD141X Projector

£400.00
23000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Release Date £78.36 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
A best selling data projector
Good quality
190 Reviews + 2 Awards
projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
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Power

Bad Environmental Credentials

Two people who purchased the Optoma HD141 wrote that it was not good in terms of power usage.


Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

Two people said in their reviews that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Anne Eraov-Reviews mentioned in her review of this projector “The Connectivity is limited to 2 HDMI's” . Lorenzo said “Not an amazing amount of connectivity options.” but he gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Price

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Good Value for Money

Sixty-five owners who purchased the Optoma HD141 mentioned that it was good value for money. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “Relatively cheap for a 1080p projector”. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned “Optoma's HD141X is a powerful little 1080p home theater projector that comes at a bargain price”. They also wrote “The Optoma HD141X represents an outstanding value in home theater projectors” in their review.

Six owners who reviewed it thought it was expensive. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this projector “The HD141X lacks the fancy features found in more expensive models.”. In April last year Simon Morris mentioned “Would be surprised if the more expensive ones offer anything this doesn't” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago Movie_buff said “Let me start off by saying this thing blows quite a few expensive projectors away”.

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Projectorcentral.com gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award and Projectorreviews.com gave it an "Special Interest Award".

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Optoma multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, tweakers.net and projectorcentral.com. If all the similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this Optoma projector is in the top 1%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this multimedia projector rated this multimedia projector as marvellous on average. 134 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this multimedia projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 1,873 expert and user reviews (including 70 verified purchases), Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically for its 23000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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A Best Selling Data Projector

According to Amazon sales data, the HD141 is one the top selling multimedia projector currently available for sale.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since August 2014.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the HD141 is £79 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other data projectors of a similar age and type.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four owners said in their reviews that this projector was lightweight. Retep mentioned on expert review site Amazon “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”. Movie_buff scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and said “Lightweight 2”.


Design

Good Quality

Eighty-three people who purchased the Optoma HD141 mentioned that it was good quality. Website Newegg.com wrote “Picture quality” in their review of this projector. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The Optoma HD141X home entertainment projector delivers reasonably good image quality overall”. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Image quality is good and the $599 price can't be beat”.

Easy to Setup

Twenty-one customers concluded that it was easy to setup. Website Newegg.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said three years ago “Amazingly bright Easy to set up and use”. Simon Morris mentioned last year “It was extremely easy to set up and provides a bright, crystal clear picture” in his review of this projector. Smeg said “Very easy to set up, at a distance of 411cm I can display a picture of 120 inches” in their review of this projector and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Twenty owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Website Newegg.com mentioned three years ago “Intuitive Controls” in their Optoma HD141 review. They also wrote “Easy to use optionssetup” in their review. In April last year Peter White said on expert website Amazon “I found a suitable lens item to use as a lens cap on a tin in the supermarket”.

Fourteen people who bought this projector agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Website Newegg.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Many adjustment options in menu”. They also wrote “Can you please tell me what your video settings are I am new to this” in their review. And also mentioned “Modes found in menus allow the machine to run cooler when in Eco mode low lightno background light etc”.

Three people considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Scoville Joe said “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 rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Rayfo wrote three years ago “It's a comfortable size and shape” . Two years ago K D Pickles rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this projector “The manufacturers packaging used air inflated wrapping to hold the delicate projector firmly in place inside the box”.

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Good Looking

Eighteen people who bought this projector reckoned that it was good looking. Three years ago website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Beautiful HD projection”. They also wrote “Beautiful Display” in their review. Sanjay said “I may just have to buy another projector (but short throw) Overall I’m very happy with this product and I’m pretty confident you will be too” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma HD141 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also are ceiling mountable.

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Robust

Twenty-four people who bought it thought it was well made. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review of this projector “It's a good starter projector due to its 3D capabilities and solid performance in Cinema mode” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Peter White said in his Optoma HD141 review in April last year “Handy that it has a built in speaker which is totally adequate for monitoring what is going on” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. R. Astbury wrote on expert website Amazon “3D features are built into the projector (able to do SideBySide mode), brightness seems as good as my previous one”.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD141 supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also support full HD.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD141 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 23000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD141 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other 23000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector.

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Good High Def TV

Thirty-three owners thought this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “In addition to full HD 1080p resolution”. Expert website Projectorreviews.com mentioned “The Optoma HD141X projector has native 1080p resolution, aka Full HD” in their review of this projector. They also said “With a street price between $599 and $650 online, this DLP projector is suitable for movie viewing, HDTV” in their review.

Good Colour Saturation

Fifty customers concluded that it had good picture quality. Slawek gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Really fantastic full HD 1080p image quality straight out of the box (no extra setup changes required)5”. Retep wrote “I finally persuaded her to get one for Christmas - now she's hooked! The image quality is stunning, colours excellent” . Desi_munda said on expert website Amazon “Image quality - superb! I'm projecting straight onto a plastered/painted wall - the wall colour is not even white.” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Seventeen customers who bought it considered that it had good colour saturation. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Vivid colors and sharp image” in their review of this projector. They also said “Colors are perfect” in their review. S L J Oldfield mentioned on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Bright, vibrant colours” in their review of this projector but even so they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good for playing games on. Website Newegg.com wrote “Decent for gaming (unless you are pro- then you will need a faster refresh rate”. In April last year Williams mentioned in his review of this projector on expert review site Amazon “Amazing for gaming”. Desi_munda said on expert review site Amazon “The internal 10W speaker is adequate for playing games or watching basic shows.”.

Three people who bought this projector reckoned that it was good for watching movies. Retep wrote on expert review site Amazon “Excellent value-for-money, great for movies!” in their review of this projector. Two years ago Orangysky said on expert review site Amazon “Excellent projector for Movies, Tv and Gaming !”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Thirty-six people who bought it concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Website Newegg.com said “Has 3D capability and the most important features at a great price - nice balance between features” in their review of this projector and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. They also mentioned “Works great with DLP-Link 3D Glasses” in their review. Retrojunkie said on expert review site Amazon “Animated 3d blue rays are brilliant as well” in their review of this projector.

Good for Ceiling Mounting

Seven people who reviewed this projector thought it was good for ceiling mounting. Remington said “The unit is a loud unit, even if it is 2m away on the ceiling mount, if it were consistent then this may not be such an issue”. Patrick Mcdaid wrote on expert website Amazon “If it was ceiling mounted I feel this would not be an issue”. Doubledutch said on expert review site Amazon “9) 3.8m from the projector, which is ceiling mounted - it fills the screen perfectly with no zoom”.

Good Remote Control

Eight people who purchased the Optoma HD141 concluded that it had a good remote control. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Blue led remote (fun”. Doubledutch said on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Whats in the box? Very brightly backlit (blue) remote, 2xAAA batteries, UK plug, European plug, quick start page + manual on disc, projector”. Dwanedibley wrote on expert review site Amazon “The remote control is a nice size”.

Good Sound Quality

Thirty-three people who purchased it wrote that it had good sound quality. Website Newegg.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned three years ago “Great Sound quality (bass is not removed nor overwhelming” in their Optoma HD141 review. They also wrote “Audio Output” in their review. Ron mentioned “The sound quality is fine” in his review of this projector and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.


Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma HD141 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD141 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 23000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma HD141 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Supports Password Protection

The Optoma HD141 supports password protection. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also support password protection.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma HD141 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this data projector.

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Average Noise Level

The Optoma HD141 has a fairly average noise level (31 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Audio

Noisy

Twenty-three people reckoned that this projector was noisy. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “Low fan noise”.

Sam Nicholson wrote “Fan is a little noisy in this mode.” . Simon M. mentioned “2) The fan gets VERY noisy at times making it hard to hear what is going on” in his review of this projector but even so he gave the product a score of 1 stars out of 5.

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Quiet

Twenty-three people reckoned that this projector was noisy. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “Low fan noise”. Sam Nicholson wrote “Fan is a little noisy in this mode.” . Simon M. mentioned “2) The fan gets VERY noisy at times making it hard to hear what is going on” in his review of this projector but even so he gave the product a score of 1 stars out of 5.

Twenty-one people who bought it reckoned that it was quiet. Website Newegg.com wrote “Relatively quiet fan (don't notice at all a few feet away while watching movies” . They also mentioned “Bright, quiet zero lag time sharp picture” in their review. And also wrote “Amazing Picture, Ful 1080p, Aspect Ratio Options, Quiet, Bright Display with lights on or off, Many adjustment options”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma europe ltd hd141x, optoma hd141xblack, optoma 958ze01gc1e, acer hd141x, code hd141x
Barcodes 00012303528808, 00635131621413, 00796435812126, 05054531211379, 05054629864500, 05060059049608, 07964358121264

Optoma HD141 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma HD141 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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