Is this better than the BenQ TH585 in the recent Richer Sounds deal at £399 I picked up
Got mine today and have it on right now. Picture is superb and massive on a 100inch screen. I have the sound through my av receiver and surround sound speakers, you definitely don't want to bother using the internal speakers.
Hmm, what is better? This one or Epson EH-TW740?
Brill projector,have one in the conservatory, bought for near double this price not so long ago. Best picture for the price you'll ever get...
Got a previous model 5 years ago (£450), still great to watch the football/Netflix on! Heat given.
i've had the 141x for nearly 6 years now and it's great for movies and games. it's my main TV unit. bought a new lamp for £125 last summer as the original lamp had over 5000 hours and was too dim to watch before 8pm in summer without closing the blackout blinds, but now it's good as new and should last me until proper 4k projectors drop to under £600ish in other news, anyone got any recommendations for a small LED projector to take camping. up to £150 budget...
Trying to find a projector for gaming and movies for about £600, so many available.
I got the 144x after maaaany months of looking, so happy I went with the Optoma - it's crazy bright, fan not too loud and can double up as a heater ;) Playing Zelda Wind Waker in 3D outside in the garden is an amazing experience.
Both are solid options, bit more Keystone flexibility on the Optoma unit for a more flexible install. Really good units
Nice projector. Worth doing some research on this and also this Benq TH585 at £399 that comes with a 6 year warranty to see which better suits your needs. Both great value “proper” full HD projectors. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/benq-th585-dlp-projector-native-1080p-3500-lumens-low-latency-3747423
Posted 26th MayPosted 26th May
Optoma HD145X (Black) 3D DLP Projector 1080p HD Ready 6 Year Guarantee Included £419 @ Richer Sounds£419£46911% off Free P&P FreeRicher Sounds Deals
Big screen. Big value This great value Optoma projector is the ideal way to get big screen entertainment for less. Perfect for movie and sports nights or, thanks to the Gaming Mode… Read more
Have you tried using yours outside? I am looking to get one for watching the euros and movies in the garden, sunset is not until 9:30pm atm so looking for a projector that will work well enough from about 8pm, is 3600 lumens enough for this
I've been looking at the following, slightly more at 449, slightly less lumens & contrast ratio, both have dlp, but integrated speaker seems better (10w Vs 3w), which would make it more portable for me. I also think it looks a bit sleeker and it says football on it 😃 https://www.ebuyer.com/781719-benq-th683-dlp-1080p-projector-9h-jed77-23e
You’ll need something to get a signal to it and also sound. I use a Roku Streambar for mine in the garden. Benefit of the ‘Smart’ elements I.e Netflix etc and a decent quality speaker.
What else apart from a screen is required for reasonable home check cinema?
Just recently bought the HD146x for the same price, 3600 lumens, so a tiny bit brighter.. Also only one hdmi, but no major issue.
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I have been looking at this and the 144x over BF/CM hoping to get one or thr other for under £400. Currys have the HD144X listed at £399 but it's been OOS since I started looking- Starting to think it's a bit of a red herring
Have you tried looking on 'tinterweb?
Thanks moneybanks14. I'll keep an eye on the 'bay.
i got mine on ebay for £50 but they are incredibly hard to find now.
Posted 30th Nov 2020Posted 30th Nov 2020
Optoma UHD42 Projector 4k & 3D £1079.99 @ PRC Direct£1,079.99£1,099.992% offPRC Direct Deals
So here's my late review. Initially I was a little underwhelmed with the picture and couldn't see the big difference, however it turns out I wasn't watching the right content. Marvel films on Disney Plus look amazing and really pop, I'm yet to watch any Star Wars but I've been watching Away on Netflix (which is HDR but not UHD) and space looks awesome (may have to rewatch The Expanse). I've also been watching The Boys S2, for some reason beards look really good with this projector. Also, quite bizarrely, one of the best things I've seen so far was a 4K clip of Gemini Man on YouTube. The picture is far brighter than my HD141, so much so that I could watch it with the curtains open if I wanted. It's also far quieter, I can have the volume of the AV system at around half the level I used to have it previously (but I don't, because who wants it quiet?). The only issue I have had is that occasionally the picture drops out and the projector takes a few seconds to connect back to the source. I suspect this may be down to my 15m cable not being fast enough, but I'd appreciate any expert opinions from any of you, unless it's a possible fault. Also I've had to replace my splitter as it wasn't HDCP 2.2 compatible, anti-piracy measures suck when you have a legit reason for doing things. I've ordered a new one from AliExpress but in the meantime I'm manually switching when I'm watching TV.
Sorry for the late reply mate. It’s been so long since I’ve tinkered with the settings I couldn’t remember if HDR dimmed the image. I decided to switch to SDR to compare and now I swear the I’m seeing a boost in contrast and brightness (and the previous HDR image looked great IMO). I’m now doubting myself so I’ll be setting up a camera with fixed shutter and aperture to confirm I’ve not lost the plot. You may be correct here!
For those waiting for my review I've been having some issues with my HDMI splitter not being HDCP 2.2 compliant, hopefully I can sort it tonight......I miss the days when you could just plug in your coax and go!
Suitable for medium sized toilet?
Great projector even tho its not native 4k. But for the price its worth it and you probably woudnt tell the difference between this and native 4k (I own a sony short throw) the only thing I recommend a short throw over any of these projectors is it being near the wall on the tv desk and it being good in daylght. Oh and its looks fab lol
Posted 3rd Jun 2020Posted 3rd Jun 2020
Optoma HD39 DARBEE (White) DLP Projector 1080p HD Ready £649 at Richer Sounds£649£74913% offRicher Sounds Deals
£100 off and includes 6 years richer sounds guarantee. Optoma HD39 DARBEE (White) DLP Projector 1080p HD Ready Featuring Lens Shift and class-leading brightness, the Optoma HD39… Read more
...are you talking about the Optoma UHD30 4K UHD Projector?
Contact the manufacturer. My first UHD40 I took back as you could not focus it evenly everywhere. Richersounds were excellent and set another up for me which was perfect. I asked if they’d like to set the faulty one up, they said no and all sorted. Scan are always a nightmare. Use your credit card company and manufacturer. Good luck
Wouldn’t trust ao.com for returns. If anything goes wrong they are not very helpful.
Terrible luck. Mine has been absolutely fine. Sorry to hear that you got a defective unit. Hope you can find a resolution.
it might be, colours seem fine on video,tho I did notice a quick flick, unsure if projector but I read about something called arc and have it on full power for few days, end of day I see picture fine and no chance of bulb popping
I suspect it will be because of the sun, best to check it when its night. Di you use factory settings on the picture?
but the blue seems different kinda shade,more blue
I got the new bulb , with genuine, is it me or does it seem dimmer than old one, hard to tell at moment as sun is shinning
well this one from lamp direct says original bulb for 71 pounds, back ordered 10 days, which is probably why non original bulb same prices is in stock (lol) , so I want original bulb so I am waiting, so not sure how long the new bulb will last . https://www.lampsdirect.co.uk/index.php/benq-w1070-57534.html I gone for this one
Posted 23rd Mar 2020Posted 23rd Mar 2020
Optoma H184X 3600 Lumens HD Ready Projector £299.99 delivered at Amazon£299.99Amazon Deals
Bright HD ready projector – 3600 ANSI lumens Clear, powerful audio - 10 W speaker Lightweight and portable Easy connectivity – HDMI, VGA, USB Power Includes 1 year UK warranty … Read more
Not worth £300. I paid £335 for the 1080p HD143x a month ago.
This was The Epson EH-TW650 is a close 3LCD alternative to the model you mention. I had this projector last year and is decent, I now have the Epson EH-TW5650 3LCD which is a little bit more but do get a higher quality of image for the extra. Hope that helps, I've had many projectors over the years and with the amount of single chip DLP projectors sold everyone can't be susceptible to the whole rainbow issue but wow I struggled to watch even 30 minutes sometimes, especially black and white movies just made me dizzy. 3LCD don't have quite the same depth to the black but much more comfortable viewing experience.
what would be the equivalent epson? i've been looking at the hd143x but I've heard about the rainbow effect. and seeing as returns may be a bit difficult at the moment , i wanna make sure i get the right one.
Yes, you can.
Posted 10th Mar 2020Posted 10th Mar 2020
Optoma H184x WXGA DLP Home Entertainment & Gaming 3D Projector £299.99 Delivered @ Box£299.99£329.999% offBox.co.uk Deals
Fair saving against the current Amazon price for this projector. Bright and HD ready and rated at 3600 lumens. DLP Projector Technology WXGA 1280x800 Resolution Brightne… Read more
yh like the other guy at this price point id say FHD minimum you can get the 143X sometimes around £350 i got my hd144x a couple of weeks ago at £400 it was a 'open box' new model. only difference between the 43x and 44x is the lumens.
Hd27e user here. Great machines. Picked mine up for £335 open box from Amazon Warehouse. Just in the process of finally getting around to play with the 3d on it now.
I've got Mijia Lite as well from Ali Spain for £320. Really love it. Good picture, decent sound, not noisy and at night it could through at 120” screen easily. Gives you close to cinematic experience. Plus easily can watch 3D movies on 90" screen.
Most projectors are not full HD as those that are have been prohibitively expensive for a long time.
I’m not one of the “why would you buy anything less than 4/8/12K in 2020?!?!?” crowd, but this seems pretty expensive for a projector that’s not even full HD. Frequently see second-hand or even just open box 1080p models for around this price. I’m not suggesting this’ll be terrible, but if you’re spending £300, full HD would be a far better investment IMHO. Edit: Thanks to everyone who has chimed in with their experiences, I am currently looking for a projector and even though I won't be going for this deal, advice from others on what works for them is very helpful!
Posted 19th Feb 2020Posted 19th Feb 2020
Optoma H184X 3600 Lumens HD Ready Projector - Black £305 @ Amazon£305£3297% offAmazon Deals
Bright HD ready projector – 3600 ANSI lumens Clear, powerful audio - 10 W speaker Lightweight and portable Easy connectivity – HDMI, VGA, USB Power Includes 1 year UK warra… Read more
And now you've misunderstood me. I understood perfectly what he meant. I was simply explaining why the other person replied "ohh, the suspense". It was all down to him finishing with the ellipsis. Pretty obvious really.
No, he wrote that, despite him overpaying, it's a very good projector. Pretty obvious.
Oh Man I agree... should have grabbed it when I had the chance..
Don’t buy it
Posted 9th Dec 2019Posted 9th Dec 2019Shipping from FranceShipping from France
Optoma UHD40 2400 Lumens 4K Ultra HD Projector £808.64 at Amazon France£808.64£834.563% offAmazon France Deals
A great deal in my opinion! £834.56 if you use amazon's own fX. £808.64 if you Halifax Clarity card!!
Cheers mate. I’ve a bit more space and hoping to use it for a 150-200” screen. Think it’s capable and I’ve 5-6meters space from the screen. I see there’s a newer model out since (the 30, which is 3D) and also the black unit 51. They appear to be the best 4K projectors for around £1000. Cheers for your help mate
Since sold it mate. I was projecting a image at 80-82” if I remember and it was too big for my seating arrangement. Found myself winding it back to about 65-70” so sold it on for the same cash I had payed for it and had a 65” E9 instead (y) it was great though but not sure I’d go for DLP again as I was quite susceptible to the rbe butthat may have been because of the size and distance I was sitting so my eyes tended to dart around the screen
Still a good machine all this time later? You got a steal on warehouse I’ll look out for this
Got this myself and it’s wicked. I payed £780 on open box from amazon warehouse. Sold an old 3D tv for £130 so worked out nice. Had zero hours on the lamp and all the cables were still sealed in the bags etc. Do need to control the ambient light to get the best out of it though, but that’s the case with projectors anyway. The mrs hardly sees me now the cave is done! Just want a darker roller blind and I’m well set 8)
The reviews on cheap chinese models are really good, not 4k mind, but is 4k worth the extra dosh over 1080. I might bite at £150 ish quid for the positive reviews seen so far on cheap models. I know the Lumins etc are probably exaggerated, but still prob worth a punt. This projector is really expensive. What are you paying for, other than a reputable brand, is 4k really worth an extra £500? Warranties are good on the cheaper ones too.
Posted 9th Dec 2019Posted 9th Dec 2019
Optoma GT1080Darbee 1080p 3000 ANSI Lumens Full HD Short Throw DLP Projector £610 at Amazon£610Amazon Deals
Chrapest it has been for this, best projector for the price in my opinion. The darbee vision is fantastic. DescriptionProduct Description The GT1080 Darbee short throw projector… Read more
Really blown away by this. Looks ace even on a white wall. Definitely happy with the purchase for under £700. Youngest cat not impressed though.
Anyone clever enough to help? I can't find a definitive answer after a quick look. I've currently got the Optoma HD131X (upgrading to the Optoma UHD300x) and a Yamaha RX-375 receiver. Now that receiver only being HDMI 1.4a would struggle with modern 4K / HDR stuff I imagine. Initially i'll be using a Windows10 PC with a Radeon Vega 56, would I get away with using two HDMI cables (1->Projector, 2->RX-375) so I could send the audio as is to the receiver to decode and send the video untouched to the projector at the same time, or am I being a bit too clever? In the end I will probably end up upgrading the receiever as I would probably like a Firestick 4k and a few other sources in time. Just a seems a shame to dump the receiver / speakers when otherwise it's great. Any help would be great...
Yeah just reading I don't think it has 3D natively though you can do it through PC. https://www.avforums.com/threads/3d-with-optoma-uhd300x-via-av-reciever.2209931/
As its 1080 120hz it can be done via pc and I’m no 3d junky but its amazing due to the refresh of each eye
Not sure this one supports 3D though? To be honest I'm not that fussed
Posted 23rd Nov 2019Posted 23rd Nov 2019
OPTOMA HD143X FULL HD DLP HOME CINEMA GAMING 3D PROJECTOR only £369 delivered @ Box.co.uk£369£3998% offBox.co.uk Deals
Great Specs and Price for a 3D DLP Projector, also the brightness at 3200 lumens is brilliant! KEY FEATURES DLP Projector Technology Full HD 1920x1080 Resolution Brightness 3… Read more
I actually can see rainbow effect when moving my eyes especially on white subtitles but it doesn't bother me too much. My partner on the other hand haven't seen it until I have mentioned it to her :)
What are you using LCD projector? Just received mine and was really looking forward to getting it after reading all the reviews and waiting for it to come down in price but even though its a big step up from my HD 720p LCD projector in terms of sharpness it not doing my eyes any good trying to focus on it when images moving fast and seeing rainbow effect.
How does this compare to the newer HD144X
See a wheel spinning? Ive had this projector for a while now and no ones said they have seen a spinning wheel or rainbow effects. Only rainbow effects I see (not everyone can that ive told to try it) is if you move your head side to side fast but If you do that while watching films then I think you have more problems than some rainbow effects :-) Infact the reviews I read said this is one of the best for not showing rainbow effects