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Optoma 92" pull-down projector screen £25.20 delivered at it-supplier.co.uk
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This is currently available on Amazon marketplace for £46; it's over £75 at most other places.
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For anyone still interested, it's available for £27.31 from here. Hadn't seen that website before.
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Wayne_Fitzgerald13 m ago

says out of stock


That was quick. 15 in stock when posted
says out of stock
I tried to order one from the marketplace for a reduced price and they cancelled it claiming they were 'out of stock'... A buyer might get the same issue even at this price.
Wasn't the same for less than £20 yesterday?
Optoma DS-9092PWC 16:9 Pull Down Projector Screen, 92 Inches only £20 delivered @ BT Shop
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Dual Wall and Ceiling Mountable. Worth it (y) -- PWC projection screens are popular because they are inexpensive and easy to operate. Optoma manual screens offer several out… Read more
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AJ9217 m ago

Just received cancel email due to "no stock" even though at time of …Just received cancel email due to "no stock" even though at time of ordering it showed '9 in stock'


Same here, What a waste of time, you'd expect someone the size of BT could manage online stock levels a little better than a Mom & Pop store
Just received cancel email due to "no stock" even though at time of ordering it showed '9 in stock'
Sorry this product is no longer available
sim117 m ago

Well done, wonder if they will honour it clearly a misprice.


thought maybe they were clearing stock, but yeah, mentioned this to a mate, and he got the "discontinued" then "£149.99".

looking forward to my cancellation mail
psycho_terror29 m ago

Heat, ordered.Same price on Amazon weirdly, and mixed reviews, but for …Heat, ordered.Same price on Amazon weirdly, and mixed reviews, but for £15... Not going to complain.


Well done, wonder if they will honour it clearly a misprice.
Optoma GT1080 Darbee Full HD 3D Short Throw Gaming Projector £719.48 @ Scan
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Optoma GT1080 Darbee Full HD 3D Short Throw Gaming ProjectorOptoma GT1080Darbee DLP Projector, Short Throw, FHD 1080p, 16ms Response, 3D Support, Speaker, Remote, HDMI with MHL Sc… Read more
CampGareth6 m ago

Eeh, your option might win for image quality but there's more at play. …Eeh, your option might win for image quality but there's more at play. Optimal TV size is determined by viewing distance and very little else, so for instance I used to have a 50" plasma in the living room. It was fine at my old flat but looked tiny in my new one as the viewing distance grew from 2m up to 4.5m.Say you need to go bigger than 50", that becomes very expensive with TVs but is cheap with projectors. Pay £400-500 and you can have a 130" image. Meanwhile with TVs a 77" OLED TV costs 20k and is still half the size of the projector's image.The point is, don't knock it because you don't understand why you'd use it.


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Anil901 h, 38 m ago

Just buy an 10 bit 4K TV with HDR 1000 or. Spend more get OLED


Eeh, your option might win for image quality but there's more at play. Optimal TV size is determined by viewing distance and very little else, so for instance I used to have a 50" plasma in the living room. It was fine at my old flat but looked tiny in my new one as the viewing distance grew from 2m up to 4.5m.

Say you need to go bigger than 50", that becomes very expensive with TVs but is cheap with projectors. Pay £400-500 and you can have a 130" image. Meanwhile with TVs a 77" OLED TV costs 20k and is still half the size of the projector's image.

The point is, don't knock it because you don't understand why you'd use it.
Just buy an 10 bit 4K TV with HDR 1000 or. Spend more get OLED
twotone19546 h, 43 m ago

Could someone explain why these products are so expensive please.


In short, not many people making the parts (e.g. Texas Instruments make the DMD in every DLP projector) means high prices. There's also some crazy engineering going into the bulbs, those things run at 200 atmospheres of pressure.
twotone19541 m ago

Could someone explain why these products are so expensive please.


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Optoma UHD60 4K projector £1653 @ Amazon USA
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I don't post often but this is an interesting case. This is the price for buying it on American Amazon including shipping and all import taxes(you have to chose to pay in dollars … Read more
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Just goes to show that the UK is still thought of as treasure island for many companies as they sell stuff at much higher prices here than every where else in the world.
I picked one of these up two months ago and can highly recommend. Went from a 1080p projector to this one and the difference is stunning. It might not have a true 4K panel but the pixel shifting technique is superb.
BellyBellyBelly55 m ago

Fair play this is a good price!! Not sure why people voting cold. Might …Fair play this is a good price!! Not sure why people voting cold. Might be cheaper in the future, but probably the cheapest you can get for a uhd60...shame it's not the uhd65 is have bitten.



People probably don't realise how much a premium a 4k projector costs versus a 1080p one.
Fair play this is a good price!! Not sure why people voting cold. Might be cheaper in the future, but probably the cheapest you can get for a uhd60...shame it's not the uhd65 as I'd have bitten.
Edited by: "BellyBellyBelly" 2nd Jan
Interesting review online on what they call faux 4k projector;

projectorreviews.com/the…ew/

I remember @FunkiestMonkey mention in another thread that this was around 1700 from a UK retailer. Might be worth waiting a week to see if prices drop after CES, i.e. if faux 4K is your thing.
Optoma UHD550X 4K UHD 2800 ANSI Lumens DLP Home Entertainment Projector - White £1499 @ Amazon
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Cheaper than black Friday deal. Full 4k projector. Merry Christmas folks.
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tempt1 h, 3 m ago

Dropped to £1322 on Amazon.de, but they have announced cheaper faux 4K …Dropped to £1322 on Amazon.de, but they have announced cheaper faux 4K projectors at CES so may be worth waiting.


That's probably why they cheaper....this one is real
Dropped to £1322 on Amazon.de, but they have announced cheaper faux 4K projectors at CES so may be worth waiting.
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Asa_Plant3 h, 36 m ago

It's full 4k, just another way of achieving it.


Don't bother. People on here are a bit thick
It's full 4k, just another way of achieving it.
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tempt17 m ago

not many takers for fake 4K around here....looking forward to CE


You are rubbish at trolling.
Deeplee DP90 Projector (800x480p-native) 1600Lumens LED £54.99 @ Sold by DeepleeUK and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Not a bad price and cheapest in its specs bracket. native resolution is 800x480p. Contrast 1600:1 1600 Lumens LED Well reviewed on amazon
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Hi thanks for your reply, much appreciated. Took a chance and you're right, it's easy to use and I'm delighted with it! Cheers 😋
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Shaz1411st Jan

Hi can anyone please advise if this can be used with a firestick or what …Hi can anyone please advise if this can be used with a firestick or what cable I need to buy to use if with a phone or tablet? The recommended one seems to not work according to reviews... Any hints or tips gratefully received.. cheers 😊


Not sure if it's too late for reply, but it will work with anything that has an HDMI output. So fire stick should work just fine. I have this and it's really good for the price, the quality is great!
Hi can anyone please advise if this can be used with a firestick or what cable I need to buy to use if with a phone or tablet? The recommended one seems to not work according to reviews... Any hints or tips gratefully received.. cheers 😊
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Optoma HD142x Full HD Gaming Projector at box.co.uk for £399
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Full HD 1080p Optoma Gaming and Home Cinema Projector up for grabs at a steal!!
Cheapest this has been was £375 last week on Amazon. Bought it then and have to say it is an excellent projector, highly recommended!
I bought the Acer Predator z560 this weekend for £699 down from £899, thinking that would be a good deal for an impressive projector. Am I best off returning it and getting this one?
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not sure how pricing works really, a year ago was £283.
BARKMAN12 m ago

No use to anyone now but was £350 at Amazon last week even less with the …No use to anyone now but was £350 at Amazon last week even less with the warehouse discount. It’s a great projector even at full RRP


I cant remember seeing it as £350 ever. I got it last week for £375 and it is every bit worth the price to be honest. For the last few months it was always more than 470 and i was just waiting and for £400, its absolutely a bargain as it will definitely go up from here.

What a projector it is though. Awesome bright picture even in Eco mode with ambient lights on

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No use to anyone now but was £350 at Amazon last week even less with the warehouse discount. It’s a great projector even at full RRP
Optoma UHD550X 4k projector only £1525.00 Amazon
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Well reviewed 4k projector, at least £400 cheaper than I've seen before. Immerse yourself in a world of Ultra HD. The UHD550X delivers the ultimate in home entertainment with impr… Read more
Morenenth3 h, 56 m ago

Thank you for your advice. So far I've had no problems with the Chinese …Thank you for your advice. So far I've had no problems with the Chinese sellers, but yes this is a far more expensive item that might need repairing over its life cycle


Gearbest seem to have a similar model (I'm no expert, but the brand is the same) for half the price. Though yep, might risk it for a much smaller, cheaper, lower spec mobile one at the hundredish range.
robodan91810 m ago

0 warranty grey market imports


Thank you for your advice. So far I've had no problems with the Chinese sellers, but yes this is a far more expensive item that might need repairing over its life cycle
Morenenth35 m ago

Other than the longer delivery wait does anyone know if its better to buy …Other than the longer delivery wait does anyone know if its better to buy the brand at aliexpress (considering seller ratings) or gearbest. Seems cheaper, but due to my limited understanding, I'm not sure if they're the exact same models or similar enough Thanks


0 warranty grey market imports
Other than the longer delivery wait does anyone know if its better to buy the brand at aliexpress (considering seller ratings) or gearbest. Seems cheaper, but due to my limited understanding, I'm not sure if they're the exact same models or similar enough
Thanks
Agharta2 h, 56 m ago

Knowing the warehouse someone stole three quarters of the pixels so it …Knowing the warehouse someone stole three quarters of the pixels so it will only be 1080p.Good luck with it.


Forgive my ignorance but is this a joke, or does this happen
Optoma UHD60 4K HDR projector £1713.98 at VERY
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In top of the Amazon deals, this is a slight step up (over the Optoma anyway, cannot vouch for the Acer as I am an Optoma man). Use the 10% off credit account voucher which is open… Read more
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robodan9182 h, 12 m ago

the absolute best deals are one-offs tbh I'm kinda just bragging about …the absolute best deals are one-offs tbh I'm kinda just bragging about it because of how proud I am to have found that ridiculous deal


Fair play. Bargain of the year and no mistakin'
FunkiestMonkey5 h, 37 m ago

675 price difference now, not that hot UK deals Readers care. Haha


the absolute best deals are one-offs
tbh I'm kinda just bragging about it because of how proud I am to have found that ridiculous deal
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robodan9181 h, 47 m ago

picking it up in the channel islands when I go to visit family for …picking it up in the channel islands when I go to visit family for christmas that's part of the deal Yes it's definitely the best buy I've made this year - better even than the BenQ W1210ST (rrp 900) I got for 535 new on ebay back in May Pretty quick to be upgrading projectors, but I can't say no to 4K at that price.Reviews on the unit are good - same chip as UHD60, just slightly worse lens. I can live with that for the 1000 quid difference - at least until the next gen of 4K models is out - fingers crossed for 4K Laser HDR!


675 price difference now, not that hot UK deals Readers care. Haha
FunkiestMonkey3 m ago

Bargain of the year, that, even if warehouse deal. Are you using it? How …Bargain of the year, that, even if warehouse deal. Are you using it? How is it?


picking it up in the channel islands when I go to visit family for christmas that's part of the deal
Yes it's definitely the best buy I've made this year - better even than the BenQ W1210ST (rrp 900) I got for 535 new on ebay back in May
Pretty quick to be upgrading projectors, but I can't say no to 4K at that price.
Reviews on the unit are good - same chip as UHD60, just slightly worse lens. I can live with that for the 1000 quid difference - at least until the next gen of 4K models is out - fingers crossed for 4K Laser HDR!
Optoma 4K UHD projector - save £475! - Yet another projector at Amazon for £1525
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Yes Amazon seems to be reducing the prices of all the projectors , and yes the other day it was the other budget 4K (Acer M550 - still available for £1549). Now they have dropped t… Read more
Just bought this one good price at £1900 £600 off very.co.uk/opt…prd
Edited by: "HEMAS" 23rd Nov 2017
^^That is very good time for your bulb, i have a viewsonic 1080p 3d DLP and i am up to just 600 plus after 3 years, and i thought i would run through the bulb time in a year. lol

But these 4k ones will have to come down to say £600 mark before i grab one as 1080p on a 110in screen is doing it's job just fine.
I need to replace the bulb in my HD25e, its only 4500 hours! REALLY hoping these drop a bit more, £1k and I am in!
Would rather have the UHD60 though. Price is pretty good though considering 4k and HDR
Ooooh like it
Optoma HD142X Full HD 1080p 3000 ANSI Lumens Projector - Dropped further to £375 now at Amazon
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Got hot at £399, now it's £375 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/optoma-hd142x-full-hd-1080p-3000-ansi-lumens-projector-dropped-to-399-at-amazon
New one arriving today
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toffeelover23rd Dec

Opened mine up tonight to install for Christmas.For 5 mins I was …Opened mine up tonight to install for Christmas.For 5 mins I was delighted, but then this happened:[Image]




Opened mine up tonight to install for Christmas.

For 5 mins I was delighted, but then this happened:


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slannmage39 m ago

On the user pictures, I’m looking on my iPhone X which apparently is the b …On the user pictures, I’m looking on my iPhone X which apparently is the best display ever made according to disolaymate... so it’s not my end. i see a rainbow going through every single picture... so I guess it’s just from the camera then as no one complains... I just find it weird that they’d even upload the image of it loooks that bad


perhaps u r pinch zooming in onto the outline of objects which I have not done as I am on my pc. But definitely know RBE for me on what is a pretty decent gaming monitor. Each to their own.
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Optoma S316 DLP 800 x 600 3D Projector £134.99 @ Maplin
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Great price for a 3d projector from a good brand. 800x600 resolution. It has a HDMI port and a built in speaker. After a 1080p myself but honestly having had an 800x600 resolut… Read more
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Rob_Deeley-1020902390082623 h, 59 m ago

Is that model full HD only?There is this model which carries 3D but only …Is that model full HD only?There is this model which carries 3D but only has 720 reshttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01D3HQS70#AskFor the money seems a viable option?




The Optoma is 3D as well.
Check out the specs here optoma.eu/pro…42x
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Rob_Deeley-102090239008264 h, 43 m ago

That doesn't carry 3D though does it?


Not sat up waiting for black friday deals to occur! Got an ear infection and can't sleep. the optoma 142 does carry 3d mate. You can hook it up to a pair of DLP glasses, but it is also RF 3D also, so you could get an RF transmitter and RF 3d glassess which tend to be even better than DLP 3D. DLP 3d is also very good and is what most 3D projectors use.
petermcgregor141 h, 52 m ago

For £50 more you would be stupid not to go for the 1080p (optoma 142).


That doesn't carry 3D though does it?
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TehJumpingJawa20 m ago

I'll just plop this here to give an idea of how cheap an almost identical …I'll just plop this here to give an idea of how cheap an almost identical projector has been:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/optoma-ds348-3d-projector-3169-asda-weymouth-2581533


bit of a goose chase that mate.
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Rob_Deeley-102090239008261 h, 25 m ago

Is that model full HD only?There is this model which carries 3D but only …Is that model full HD only?There is this model which carries 3D but only has 720 reshttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01D3HQS70#AskFor the money seems a viable option?


For £50 more you would be stupid not to go for the 1080p (optoma 142).
Optoma HD142X Full HD 1080p 3000 ANSI Lumens Projector - Dropped to £399 at Amazon
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Optoma HD142X Full HD 1080p Projector (Full Lights on Viewing 3000 ANSI Lumens, x2 HDMI with MHL Support and Built-In 10 W Speaker) Amazon Choice Deal. I don't think it's been th… Read more
rehydrated22nd Nov

I did the same TH5300 open box. Looks quite good. Was between this and an …I did the same TH5300 open box. Looks quite good. Was between this and an Optoma, as I'm replacing my old Game Time.The TH5300 had been used for 2hrs and sent back, so don't know what the problem is, need to play with it more tonight to see if there's a problem, as I think you only get 30 day guarantee so this might make more sense. (but I think the "rainbow effect" was giving more sore heads with my Optoma, hence the change) ... we'll see.


How did you get on with yours? Mine's just arrived and appears completely unused. 0 lamp hours showing. This despite being advertised as "Used - Very Good". Tried it out and works like a charm.
Seandaytona4 h, 48 m ago

I still have my HD700X, a blast from the past from 2008 …I still have my HD700X, a blast from the past from 2008 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/optoma-hd700x-dlp-high-definition-home-cinema-projector-399-amazon-142944#commentsStill going strong, after a few years in storage I got it back out and watch films on it and it still looks great. Not seen the latest wave of PJs in action though so maybe I should not demo any as Ill end up with another hole in my walletDo I need to upgrade it......


I only upgraded because my Gametime GT-700 (Same asHD700X) kept turning itself off after I replaced the lamp with an OEM one. The last 2 replacements had previously been fine, but after this third one was causing issues I thought time to upgrade.

Initial impressions of the TH5300, it is brighter and the colours are deeper/richer, and I do notice the difference. Whether it is worth £400 to notice the difference, that's up to you, but we got rid of our TV years ago so the projector is how we watch stuff so for me it is worth it.
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pedr0barbosa1 h, 47 m ago

OP, it went further down again on AMAZON.Now at 375£




Someone expired this one so I've reposted it at the new price. Thanks.
Down to £375 on Amazon. Be quick!
Anthonis5 m ago

Useful info, that explains my 141x behaviour increasing brightness washes …Useful info, that explains my 141x behaviour increasing brightness washes it out. But in overall if room is dark quality is great. Quite happy with 141x so don't think much of an upgrade looking at specs. Will wait till LED ones come down in price People complaining about fan - well all fans make noise, but if you happy with quality you get from projector then buy 120mm fan of your choice for pc and side mount it, connect using 12v supply. Extra airflow should drop temperature and lower RPM on internal fan then won't be that noisy.


Yes, most of the reviews of the optoma 141/142 state if run in eco mode/or using 3d glasses which block some of the white light, the picture quality is improved. Most people will run it in eco mode I would assume as the projector should be plenty bright enough for a living room setup, so should be able to improve the image quite simply.

Eco mode, reduces the lumen output hence why the image looks better.
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Optoma HD142X Full HD 1080p DLP Projector £399 Richer Sounds
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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… Read more
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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.
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!
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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.
Any good? What's the picture quality like? Waiting on £350 sale after xmas....I can dream :-)
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Expired. All prices have gone up to around £450 now.
Optoma GT1080E Full HD 1080p Short throw 3000 ANSI Lumens DLP Projector £599.99 @ Amazon
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Full HD 1080p projector The Short Throw lens can produce a 100-inch picture on a screen or wall from just over a metre away 3D Ready HDMI x 2
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Can't beat a good projector! I've had the benq w1070 for years and it's great
poisondwarf32 m ago

Does the image shrink substantially if it is only half a metre from the …Does the image shrink substantially if it is only half a metre from the wall?


I'd say yes as its short throw. Mines around 11ft from my wall producing 100" and with this you only need to be arouns 1m for 100"
If your used to a normal size TV 80"+ will seem like a cinema to you lol
Toon_army7 h, 19 m ago

I've seen loads of videos and reviews on it. Ideal if you want 100" from …I've seen loads of videos and reviews on it. Ideal if you want 100" from about 1m away.Gaming on my Optoma HD26 is really good and films awesome



Does the image shrink substantially if it is only half a metre from the wall?
I have the 720p version of this and love it. Yes id love the 1080p version, but considering I got the lower res for 330 two years ago itl do. Short throw is great. Takes about 30 seconds to come on. Remote is pretty basic, but theres not many functions anyway. Cinema setting is generally the best, but if you mess around it auto goes into user mode. A little loud fan noise but mines in eco mode and perfectly fine......plus throw some speakers to it and you wont hearbit. I project onto a white wall with no issues at all. Projectors are brilliant and I use mine daily (dedicated spare room). Hope that helps anyone
ST31233 h, 22 m ago

I'd like to step up to a 1080P projector but this kind of price is just …I'd like to step up to a 1080P projector but this kind of price is just too much IMHO considering you can get 800P ones for around £100 at the low end. I have a Tenker TP90 as here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XXGHFC2/ 800P model that I got on special for about £80 a few months back. For the price it is outstanding but it does have a couple of issues, namely it is noisy (though I gather most pjs are?) and I just can't seem to get completely natural looking colours from it, things like skin colour tend to look pale or overblown, just can't seem to find the sweet spot where everything looks right and none of the factory presets seem to get it quite right. Could be my settings (wish I could find a good test image for colour) or just a limitation of projectors this cheap. Still just getting a reasonably clear and watchable 120" image on my wall from something that cost so little is pretty impressive....


Projectors will be noisy until LEDs and Laser sources are commonplace. Unfortunately LEDs aren't dense enough yet and lasers are expensive
OPTOMA 72" Manual Projector Screen @ Currys/PCWorld - £49.99
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The Optoma 72" Manual Projector Screen is made from high quality materials to deliver impressive projection that's easy to set up. With a matte white finish the projector screen a… Read more
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Interesting, pretty cheap really. I think I was looking at the official paint rather than mixing something up my self, may be something to look at for my next house.
Your projector at 1,500 lumens is pretty high brightness for home theatre so it's probably better matched with a lower gain surface anyway, I wonder what the results would be like with my 600lumens
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@technobot Just curious but why is grey steel colour better than using … @technobot Just curious but why is grey steel colour better than using white paint?


Most of the time when watching films you notice the blacks much more than the whites, with the grey screen you get darker blacks. You may be thinking, that the whites would suffer as a result and also come out grey, but they don't, the paint mix uses Auto-Air Aluminium Base Fine which contains fine particles of aluminium, these reflect the light better and give you better whites. (while the paint is wet you will notice a sort of sparkle/glittery look on the screen when projected on, but as soon as the paint dries, the sparkles disappear and you're left with a nice matt screen) I have my projector set to ECO, which is lower brightness but with the blackwidow paint mix, I no longer need the projector to be any brighter.
@technobot Just curious but why is grey steel colour better than using white paint?
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what size screen is it? How much did the paint cost? Did you use a spray … what size screen is it? How much did the paint cost? Did you use a spray painter? I considered this option but was worried about getting a perfect surface and the paint looked like it was going to be expensive. In the end I found my 3m fixed frame 2nd hand for £250 but I was really tempted to go down the paint route, as I built the wall to size and had to pay a bit for blackboard paint anyway. The fixed frame is always going to be better than paint anyway, but for me the original price of £1000 would have been a little excessive


Here's a complete breakdown:
2440 x 1220 x 4mm Medium Density Fibreboard FSC Mix 70% @ £18
47 x 100mm Eased Edge Treated Timber @ £20
Timco C2 Premium Woodscrew 4.0 x 30mm @ £5
Dulux Endurance+ Matt Grey Steel 2 @ £30 (Chose Endurance+ as it is durable and washable)
Auto-Air Aluminium Base Fine *2 bottles @ £20
Angle Plates Zinc-Plated 50 x 13 x 50mm @ £2
Corner Braces Zinc-Plated 77 x 77 x 16.5mm @ £2
Total cost: £97
Drill and low-nap roller not included as I already had these. (Screen was roller painted)
As you can see the most expensive parts are the paint and I still have most of the Dulux paint leftover (gave the screen 3 coats, overkill but I wanted a good quality finish).
Quality of the screen is amazing far better than what you see in the photos above.
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Optoma DH1009 Full 3D 1080p Projector £399.98 @ eBuyer
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Looks a great projector for the price, with 1080p resolution.
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I have benq th670, there are good and bad sides of comparing with this. First of all always check your drop distance , i mean if you are want a specific screen size between the projector and the screen with a specific diatance. You might forget about optoma as i did, as it has leas drop distance than benq. But main difference is if you are a movie lover and using it juat for watching movie in pitch darkness, go with benq, but if you have dimmed light and qatch tv as well, use optoma.
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Before you buy don't forget it is long distance monitor, I have short throw acer monitor in 1.9 metres it gives 110 inches picture but price starts £900 but please check optoma that model amazon.co.uk/gp/…XWC
if the lead is not long enough you could buy an iec extension - just be wary if there is not a lot of room in your cable trunking as they can be a little bulky at the connector. not sure it's a good idea to string too many together either.
At this price range, nothing competes with the Benq W1070.
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