Optoma HD142X Full HD 1080p DLP Projector £399 Richer Sounds
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Optoma HD142X Full HD 1080p DLP Projector £399 Richer Sounds

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Edited by:"dwvl"Found 21st Nov
I've been waiting for the price of a full HD projector to come down for a while, so I've just bought one of these. It's my first projector (and first post)!

They are instore-only from Richer Sounds at £399, but others have them (see below) if you'd prefer it online/delivered.

Edit: eBuyer also have it online for £399
Edit2: Amazon is now £399 too...
Edit3: Amazon is now down to £375. I suggest you get Richer Sounds to Price Beat that by £10, bringing it down to £365!

Richer Sounds will price beat by £10 if they become cheaper anywhere in the next seven days too, so I'm confident I've a reasonable deal. They will also sell you a 6-year warranty for £40, which is refundable at the end of 6 years if you haven't claimed (and you remember and can be bothered).

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Seems an ok price but not a specatular deal that RicherSounds make out. Other places sell for the same price or some others are just about £20 more or so.

Seems a deal to me, it's cheaper than anywhere else I can see, and Amazon price has never been anywhere near as low. Hot from me.

andymk310 m ago

Seems a deal to me, it's cheaper than anywhere else I can see, and Amazon …Seems a deal to me, it's cheaper than anywhere else I can see, and Amazon price has never been anywhere near as low. Hot from me.

Have just bought one earlier today for £320 from Amazon warehouse

I did the same but then cancelled when I realised there was no warranty :

zzak18 m ago

Have just bought one earlier today for £320 from Amazon warehouse


Link?

Definitely a good deal, but i'm hoping for a BenQ W1070 to go on sale, RGBRGB colour wheel rather than RGBCYW so the colours will be much better on the BenQ model and they are a similar price at most places. Still the optoma is a very good projector, don't be put off by my comment.

Ciderspace6667 h, 22 m ago

I did the same but then cancelled when I realised there was no warranty :


? You get 12 months with warehouse.

Mitch_s_s7 h, 9 m ago

Link?



Just search for the projector on Amazon and select one of the used ones for c £400, when you go to the final order page it takes 20% off making it around the £320 mark

Expect your 💡 to fail quite quickly.. Which is not covered under warranty, not cheap to replace either!

dynamodux13 m ago

Expect your 💡 to fail quite quickly.. Which is not covered under …Expect your 💡 to fail quite quickly.. Which is not covered under warranty, not cheap to replace either!


I have the HD141X, must be 2 years old now, used every day, kids use it to play on the PS4 and we use it for tv/movies, it's fixed to the ceiling and we have a screen. No signs of the bulb failing, maybe I've been lucky. Not complaining

zzak8 h, 12 m ago

Have just bought one earlier today for £320 from Amazon warehouse

Amazon warehouse are returned or faulty stock

Jonnyblock10 h, 17 m ago

? You get 12 months with warehouse.


Not according to the terms and conditions for warehouse items - says 30 days only and no manufacturer warranty. Queried with online chat who confirmed same.

I was thinking of going for the Epson EH-TW5210/5300 for £500 but was waiting until black friday in case it came down in price: amazon.co.uk/Eps…h=1

However, this has come up as a deal on Amazon. More lumens but 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Was keen on getting a 3LCD to avoid rainbow effect. What do people think?

amazon.co.uk/Eps…TF8

I looked at the Epson TW5300 and heard some bad reviews, honestly cannot remember what it was that put me off, but from what I recall I decided the Epson 5350 rectified the problem and was considering this. For under £500 I would go for a BenQ W1070 which is generally regarded as the best sub £600 1080p projector.

Here are some reviews of the 1070, one reviewer actually compares the 1070 image to an Epson 5200 which might be helpful for you and I have copied them in for you to look at.

amazon.com/pro…ews


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petermcgregor1410 m ago

I looked at the Epson TW5300 and heard some bad reviews, honestly cannot …I looked at the Epson TW5300 and heard some bad reviews, honestly cannot remember what it was that put me off, but from what I recall I decided the Epson 5350 rectified the problem and was considering this. For under £500 I would go for a BenQ W1070 which is generally regarded as the best sub £600 1080p projector. Here are some reviews of the 1070, one reviewer actually compares the 1070 image to an Epson 5200 which might be helpful for you and I have copied them in for you to look at. https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B00A2T6X0K/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_cmps_btm?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews[Image] [Image] [Image]



Thanks for this

Original Poster

As I'd hoped, RicherSounds have just refunded me the difference between the £399 I paid a couple of days ago, and Amazon's current £375 price, and given me an extra £10. So it's £365 from RicherSounds now with their "Price Beat".

Original Poster

Expired. All prices have gone up to around £450 now.

Any good? What's the picture quality like? Waiting on £350 sale after xmas....I can dream :-)

Original Poster

petermcgregor1429 m ago

Any good?


I'm waiting for a screen to be delivered. Using an old wrinkly sheet hung up in front of a window in the daytime, all I can say for sure is that the picture is pleasingly big

I will post an update next week, hopefully.

dwvl2 h, 2 m ago

I'm waiting for a screen to be delivered. Using an old wrinkly sheet hung …I'm waiting for a screen to be delivered. Using an old wrinkly sheet hung up in front of a window in the daytime, all I can say for sure is that the picture is pleasingly big I will post an update next week, hopefully.


Hope you bought the screen I posted, that thing was a great price!

Original Poster

OK, the screen finally arrived (yes, I bought the 120" BPS screen, but from eBay not Amazon), and we've at last been able to watch something on the projector!

I can report that it's all brilliant . The whole family watched Strictly Come Dancing live in HD, and the projector was excellent. None of us have ever watched a home cinema projector before, so we've nothing to judge against, but it's difficult to think how this Optoma could be improved. The picture is bright (we used Eco mode) and the fan is quiet (it's hung from the ceiling above the sofa and nobody noticed any noise). With a 120" screen you notice so much more happening compared with the 46" TV.

I've just ordered a cheap (£8) pair of active 3D glasses, to give those a go out of interest. I also need to move my centre loudspeaker down so that it's below the bottom of the projector screen, because the screen is quite effective at muffling the sound...

I should have bought a projector years ago. If you are dithering like I did, I advise doing it now.
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