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First Full HD Projector
Mr J Lomas, East Midlands : United Kingdom. Purchased from Argos
It's been 12 years since buying my "HD Ready" Epson projector and it was time to see how technology had moved on. This projector didn't disappoint overall - obviously having sound is great although I do feed it through front positioned speakers most of the time. Clarity is great, picture is bright enough. Bit noisy still when in bright mode but OK. Keystone correction was essential - shame no left/right offset which my old projector had and v.limited zoom which the 2007 Epsom was good at. Using a 100" screen so the distance the projector has to be is too much to be that convenient so a shorter throw projector is a must next time - maybe in 2031?
Joanne Bancroft , Rhyl : United Kingdom. Purchased from Argos
Love this item its amazing even my two of my friends have gone out and purchased this
Bright, Vibrant Home Projections
Leo Barton, Southampon : United Kingdom. Purchased from Amazon
The Optoma projector has completely rejuvenated my home-viewing of films. Being a filmmaker, film student and overall cinephile it is heartbreaking that so many films must be watched outside of the cinema. However with a projector like this, projecting at 1080p, crisp focus and vibrant colours, you can easily emulate a near-cinema experience at home (provided you have a good sound-system/headphones).
Great value for money, being a projector of a higher class in a lower price bracket.
Would highly recommend for enjoying cinema at home, in a dark room!
HD143X DLP Projector Superb Projector
Wladimir Baseden, 26 rue surcouf 75007 Paris, France : France. Purchased from Amazon
So first off, I have only had experience with cheap projectors with weird, just different enough names to not infringe on trademarks. So if you are coming from a sub 200 dollar projector to this, your jaw will hit the floor when you see the differences. The picture quality is fantastic. I have just a little under 100 inches of screen, at about 9.5 feet throw distance. If you have a small room, this isn't a short throw projector, so you may not get the screen size you'd like.
Tried some HD movies llke Blade Runner 2049 and Ghost in the Shell, and I was really impressed. You aren't going to get the blacks that you get on a plasma or OLED screen, but the colors were really vivid. Even with ambient light and lights turned on, the screen was still bright enough to watch without issue. The blacks turn into browns, but it is definitely watchable. I didn't notice any rainbow effect, either, which I guess is sometimes an issues with DLP projectors.
I then hooked up my PS4 and tried out Horizon Zero Dawn, easily the best looking game on the system. The HD143x has a game mode in the menu settings that brightens the screen and does some things to fake an increase in FPS. This is noticeable. I could see the slight slowdown that usually occurs with lower FPS immediately, but I don't think it would be enough to hamper my playtime or my enjoyment. But if you are a pc gamer playing on a 120Hz screen and move to this, maybe not, I don't know if I'll be doing it.
Ciaran McDonagh, Leixlip : Ireland. Purchased from Amazon
Really great product, quality as good as any HD TV. Haven't tried the 3D though!
MY HOME CINEMA
David Lewis, Harlow : United Kingdom. Purchased from AMAZON UK
My Optoma HD 143X has made our Saturday nights something to look forward to,the picture quality is outstanding and 3d blu ray performance has to be seen to be believed.
Why pay for expensive cinema tickets when you truly can have the experience in your own home, thank you Optoma.
Projector serves the purpose
Natrajprabu, London : United Kingdom. Purchased from Richer sounds, London city
Purchased an optoma HD143x. Long time fancied watching movies in a projector at home. My first purchase and I am happy about it. The contrast levels in the projector are very good and picture is crisp. Higher lumens , excellent contrast ratio. These are the two things that I can experience when using it.
Great value for money
Atenea Rios, Leeds, UK : United Kingdom. Purchased from Amazon
The projector offers great value for money, as the image quality is great and it fits perfectly in my home. It's exactly what I expected from a projector, easy to set up and easy to use. Very happy with my purchase :)
Mithula , Clacton : United Kingdom. Purchased from Argos
I love it
Great Picture and Good Value
Ryan Doherty, County Down : United Kingdom. Purchased from Richer sounds belfast
This is a reasonably high spec full HD projector at an entry level price. It has a good level of brightness and 24 frame playback, which I like. It also has colour reproduction to rec.709 spec and keystone features which some similarly priced rivals do not. I’m very pleased with my purchase so far.
Usman Salim, Dewsbury : United Kingdom. Purchased from Richer Sounds Leeds
Great projector at an unbelievable price. This projector is better than a more expensive one i had previously.
Wow! As soon as you turn it on you know you've mad
Gary Impett, SO41 0Rt : United Kingdom. Purchased from Amazon
Wow!, As soon as you turn on the Optoma HD143x you know all the research into which projector to buy has paid off. It's so simple to set up that you don't have to wait long to see a crisp colour filled image. I initially used mine with a dongle and was stunned by the picture quality. I can't wait for the kids to return home from school...movie night tonight!
Great entry level Projector
Sergio Zinna, St Annes, Lancashire : United Kingdom. Purchased from RICHER SOUND
If you don't mind going over the 1080p image resolution, this is the projector for you. Great also on a white bare wall. The definition of the image is stunning. Easy to use and set up. Make your own private cinema!
A fantastic investment
Zach Coburn , Sheffield : United Kingdom. Purchased from Richer Sounds Sheffield
I have wanted a projector for some time now and having been disappointed with a cheap £60 one from Amazon I decided to treat myself and by the Optoma HD143X. The image quality is clear and crisp and easily bright enough to be seen with the curtains open. The projector itself seems well built along with the remote control and it is very easy to use straight out of the box. It came with both UK and EU power cables however it would have been nice to have some more in depth worded instructions as mine only came with a 1 page pictorial setup guide. I still managed to set it up fine and I’m sure there is a full manual online - save paper!
Overall 10/10 fantastic projector and superb quality for what you pay.
Made me a believer!
Aaron Ashmore, Coventry : United Kingdom. Purchased from Amazon UK
This was the first projector I've ever bought and...wow!!
I bought the projector as a TV replacement and I'm so glad I did. The picture is almost crystal clear and the colours are outstanding, especially at night.
This is an extremely well-made product and many of my friends and family are now considering buying one themselves!
The projector is extremely quiet when being used and having light-up buttons on the remote is a great touch!
I definitely recommend this product - needs to be seen to be believed!
Neil Dodson, Datchet : United Kingdom. Purchased from Amazon
In short, ran it up as soon as it arrived and first impressions are that it's spectacular. Short term intention is to use it only for presentations but the power and clarity will make it infinitely more suitable for the challenging situations I find myself presenting in and for quality delivery of the video analysis content I use.
William Eales, Lutterworth : United Kingdom. Purchased from Amazon
easy to set up great picture
Greatest product ever!
Joanne scott, Stockport : United Kingdom. Purchased from Richer Sounds
I purchased the Optima HD143x 3D DLO projector 1080p HD ready and have been blown away by the quality of this product for the price - great picture and sound quality and really easy to use. Fantastic quality and such good value for money - well done Optoma!
Fantastic really fantastic
Simon, Shropshire : United Kingdom. Purchased from Amazon
Over the last 20 years I have always been a fan of projectors for watching films. This Optoma is excellent for the money. It’s better than the one I bought two years ago for 5 times the price.
Robert Shafer, Dublin : Ireland. Purchased from RICHER SOUNDS
Having extensively reviewed projectors we decided to go with a HD143x which is fantastic. I would highly recomemnd this projector for a family cinema.
Optoma HD143X - Bedroom Projector Project
Mark, Devon : United Kingdom. Purchased from Richer Sounds
Having recently built an extension for a master bedroom and on suite with dressing room I needed a projector that could project onto a vaulted ceiling. the idea being that the projector sits on top of a room divider partition above the bed and projects onto the angled vaulted ceiling therefore when laid in bed you have the perfect viewing angle.
Now then, there are issues with this in that the image will have a massive keystone issue because of the angle of the ceiling. The bedroom is minimalist so we did not want screens or a TV on the wall. We needed a low cost, high quality projector with a massive amount of keystone correction. Lens/image shift would of course be better but in the lower cost bracket lens shift generally is not an option. As an occasional use projector we did not want to spend a fortune.
Step in then the fantastic HD143X HD Projector form Optima. Low cost, excellent build and fantastic image quality. With the +/- 40 degrees of Keystone correction available this did the job without any noticeable loss in picture quality. It is quiet especially in eco mode and setup was as easy as it gets. The 10W speaker fills a 36 square metre bedroom so much so that at night it is set to volume level 1.
The picture is exceptional for a low cost entry level projector. features such as true colour rec. 709, 24fps, Full HD and 3D capable and dynamic black technology makes for a enjoyable viewing experience and fantastic image quality.
Connectivity is good with two HDMI ports one with MHL and a USB port that can also be switched on in the setup to provide power to a chromecast device or similar. I have a Now TV box and a Chromecast connected one to each HDMI that gives me all the options I need.
There was really no down sides for me, especially considering the price. If I had to I would say the optical zoom at only 1.1x could be better. The size of the projector was a little bigger than I expected. That's about it though.
Overall a very good value projector which has a surprisingly good picture and a good set of features and connectivity. An excellent pick for a home/general purpose projector whatever you intended use.
For me it was the perfect solution for my luxury minimalist bedroom projecting onto a vaulted ceiling. I would highly recommend it for whatever your use especially if you require vertical offset projection.
Great Projector - Recommended
Paul Mansfield, Cardiff : United Kingdom. Purchased from RicherSounds Cardiff
Easy to setup and use. Picture quality is very good, for the money paid its hard to expect more from it.
Projecting onto a white wall, overlooked by a large skylight, nice and clear image and of course even better at night.
Sound for me is fine on level 1 but a soundbar or quality speaker with line in would boost the cinema experience.
Considered a 4K projector but decided not enough content easily available to make the cost worthwhile.
Michael Wong, Bracknell : United Kingdom. Purchased from Amazon
Great build quality and image even without closing blinds
Fantastic-Value for Money
Suman Ananda, Stoke on Trent : United Kingdom. Purchased from AMAZON
I have purchased from Amazon for £350, That is steal. When it comes to product. You can't get the better product with these Features within £500 budget.
1. First and foremost thing is this is DLP from Texas Instruments, Most of the Theaters running with DLP projectors only because of Bulb long life & even when you change the bulb Brightness & Contrast remains as good as new.
2. It supports HDMI Dongle like Google Chrome-cast, Amazon Prime Stick and many more streaming devices, So it means, You can watch any program by steaming device. Not like other projectors won't support Dongle, Even though they have Wi-fi capability. it limits the functionality
3. 3000 ANSI Lumens , that is fanstastic. You can watch in bright sunlight too.
4. Light weight & compact too. Less than 2.5 Kg
5. Its supports MHL. Active 3D means you need Active 3D glass.
6. No lag when you are playing games with PS4.
1. I wish it should have lens cover.
2. I wish it should support auto Keytone correction.
3. Sound could have been better.
Amazing projector, excellent value
Jason Curtis, Bucks : United Kingdom. Purchased from Richer Sounds
Bought the HD143X as a replacement for a 7year old HD600X, and am so impressed with the improvement in image clarity (detail definition, sharpness, colour handling, depth of black).
The projector was quick and easy to set up (I have it ceiling mounted on the Optoma universal bracket). I particular liked the ‘first install’ set up routine that starts with an easy selection of projection position (ie front / rear / table / ceiling).
Another nice feature is the grid test pattern to enable perfect alignment with the screen through both physical positioning and using the digital zoom and keystone adjustment.
A further advantage of this newer model is the noticeably quieter fan whilst using in eco mode (perfect for night time viewing or in a darkened room). If viewing in daylight then the ‘normal’ mode provides more than adaquate illumination of the projected image, with a little more fan noise - but once the soundtrack is playing it becomes less noticeable.
Overall, I’m really impressed with the projector at its price. I don’t understand why anyone would spend 000s on ‘big’ TV, when for 00s you can have a 100”+ screen size.
Neal Byford, Essex : United Kingdom. Purchased from Amazon
HD143x is a great piece of kit. Only gave 4 star as no vertical and horizontal keystoning, No manuel in box and you have to contact Optoma to get full advantage of day and night modes.
Absolutely Brilliant !!
Colin, Stafford : United Kingdom. Purchased from Amazon
After already owing the Optoma UHD550X which is an outstang 4k projector i needed another projector for my work place and the Optoma hd143x fitted the bill as it was a really good price! I decided to give this a run in my dedicated cinema room and i was not expecting much as it being an entry level projector, i was proved wrong this is a outstanding projector for the money beautiful colours deep blacks and totally shocked how good this projector is ! Beautiful crisp pictues from edge to edge of the screen ! I was totally blown away with the image ! For gaming and movies is just perfect ! Best £419.00 ive ever spent well done Optoma !!