Optoma HD143X HDMI 3000 ANSI Lumens Projector - Black - £429.99 @ Amazon
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Optoma HD143X HDMI 3000 ANSI Lumens Projector - Black - £429.99 @ Amazon

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Found 18th May
Resolution: 1080p Full HD (1920x1080)
Brightness: 3,000 lumens
Contrast ratio: 23,000:1
Keystone correction - vertical: 40
Screen size: 0.71m - 7.65m
Throw ratio: 1.47:1 - 1.62:1
Zoom: 1.1x
Zoom type: Manual
Native offset: 116%
Inputs: HDMI 1.4a 3D support + MHL, HDMI 1.4a 3D support
Outputs: Audio 3.5mm, USB-A power 1.5A
Control: 3D sync, 12V trigger
Full 3D
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OK, I like to think I'm aware of the pros & cons between DLP and LCD projectors but has anyone seen this, or similar, side by side with the Epson 3LCD range? I've got that recent £400 TW-650 but haven't opened it yet so might like a steer. It's for general use and I have got a sort of cave but doesn't block out 100% of light.

I got used to rainbow-effect with my old cheap projector but won't miss it and like the idea of more placement flexibility so think I jumped on the right one. My old projector was an Optoma though and I was really impressed.Thanks in advance!
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would really like to get an insight, experience and any advice on this PJ before jumping to the PJ wagon..thanks in advance !
I went to richer sounds and had a demo room set up for me before buying my second projector. First time round I bought a 720p Benq from Amazon, which was cheap at the time at £279. Picture was good but I didn't do enough research first and just bought it cos it had lots of lumens for the money. Picture was quite bright but I found the brightness reflected off the magnolia walls in my room so the colours projected did not seem very vibrant. Luckily for me it went faulty and Amazon gave me a full refund. Richer sounds replicated my room, even down to the amount of ambient light you couldn't control etc. They then explained that you only need a lot of lumens if you are doing presentations in well lit venues and you don't need that much to enjoy a good quality picture at home. I ended up buying the Benq W1070 and even though it only had 2000 lumens as opposed to the 3200 the one before had, it is so much better. I know it's a better and more expensive projector to begin with but for me it's perfect. Don't get sucked in by the higher numbers on some, look for contrast ratio, resolution and buy the right unit for your personal requirements. On saying that my friend has the older Optima 1080p and is using it in his bright living room and the picture is good.
Costco had the Optoma HD240Wi Full HD 3D Projector at  £ 429.99  last autumn which I bought. It is used in a summer house at a projection distance of about 4metres and looks identical to this model. My first projector and I have been astonished at the quality of the picture, even in 3D, on a Duronic screen. Better as it goes dark of course. Fortunately none of us has seen any rainbow effect. Heat.
I've just returned this model as it has an inherent issue.
The picture quality is great and it's bright enough to use with some ambient light but there's a permanent border of light around the projected image, for me it was too distracting. If I didn't have a purpose built 100 inch screen and dark walls it wouldn't have been as much of an issue but unfortunately it had to go back.
For those of you not bothered about this it wouldn't be a deal breaker.
My advise would be to read plenty of reviews and do your homework first, I ended up with the Viewsonic Pro7827hd and it's packed full of features, even though it has a lower lumen count I find it's an excellent all round 1080p projector.
Hope this information helps someone as I'm not commenting to put people off the HD143x, it just may be an issue for some.
Edited by: "izombie" 19th May
izombie3 m ago

I've just returned this model as it has an inherent issue. The picture …I've just returned this model as it has an inherent issue. The picture quality is great and it's bright enough to use with some ambient light but there's a permanent border of light around the projected image that is always there, and for me it was too distracting. If I didn't have a purpose built 100 inch screen and dark walls it wouldn't have been as much of an issue but unfortunately it had to go back.For those of you not bothered about this it wouldn't be a deal breaker.My advise would be to read plenty of reviews and do your homework first, I ended up with the Viewsonic Pro7827hd and it's packed full of features, even though it has a lower lumen count I find it's an excellent all round 1080p projector.Hope this information helps someone as I'm not commenting to put people off the HD143x, it just may be an issue for some.


Hi izombie, I'm currently trying to plan the colour scheme for my cinema room and I was wondering what colour you have your walls.

I know this sounds like a really weird stalker question but I'm looking for insperation
NostromoXP1 h, 49 m ago

Hi izombie, I'm currently trying to plan the colour scheme for my cinema …Hi izombie, I'm currently trying to plan the colour scheme for my cinema room and I was wondering what colour you have your walls.I know this sounds like a really weird stalker question but I'm looking for insperation


The wall I'm projecting onto is a mix called "black widow", if you Google it you'll find the paint codes and additive details. The rest of the room is a chocolate brown colour.
For the wall you are projecting on Valspar do a great range of "HD paints", available to mix at B&Q when you give a paint code to them, the colour turns out to be a darkish grey, there are four shades of the grey, look on avforums for more details. It all depends on the projector you buy and how bright the projected image is. Make sure the rest of the room is painted in a matt finish otherwise light will bounce off every wall. All of this was trial and error for me, I've repainted the projector wall at least five times and I think I'm finally happy ish with the result.
Hope this helps.
Edited by: "izombie" 19th May
izombie19th May

The wall I'm projecting onto is a mix called "black widow", if you Google …The wall I'm projecting onto is a mix called "black widow", if you Google it you'll find the paint codes and additive details. The rest of the room is a chocolate brown colour.For the wall you are projecting on Valspar do a great range of "HD paints", available to mix at B&Q when you give a paint code to them, the colour turns out to be a darkish grey, there are four shades of the grey, look on avforums for more details. It all depends on the projector you buy and how bright the projected image is. Make sure the rest of the room is painted in a matt finish otherwise light will bounce off every wall. All of this was trial and error for me, I've repainted the projector wall at least five times and I think I'm finally happy ish with the result. Hope this helps.


Thanks for the info, I'll check it out.
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