Optoma HD141X Review


optoma hd141x projector

Product: Optoma HD141X Projector

Subject: Top Rated 3D Projectors

Price:Β $574.99

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Our Ratings: 9 out of 10

Product Overview


Optoma HD141X Full 3D 1080p Projector provides an amazing contrast proportion of 20,000:1. At 3,000 lumens, brightness is also above normal, with a bulb that is useful for 6,500 hours. Chip type, which administers the way the colors are displayed, is DLP (digital light processing).

Even though it has not made the advances that LCD (liquid crystal display) has over the last couple of years, it is still capable of delivering an amazing color range.

It has a dynamic black feature that gives more profundity to your picture by easily adjusting the lamp output, taking into account the brightness data of every frame; to create a staggering high contrast ration. Bright scenes appear fresh and clear while dim scenes stay detailed with profound blacks and extraordinary light and shade element.


It has two HDMI ports for TV and different peripherals. The Optoma HD141X projector is also MHL (mobile high definition) compatible, permitting you to stream pictures and films from good smartphones and tablets. The projector offers 3D backing using a VESA 3D Sync port, permitting you to connect to a 3D Blu-ray player.


The Optoma HD141X Projector provides 10-watt sound. Given its little dimensions and weight of only 5.5 pounds, it is a versatile machine for the individuals who do not need a permanent set-up.

The projector offers energy saving features, for example, a standby mode that just consumes 0.5 watts and a programmed shutdown. There’s additionally a 12-volt jack so you can run a mechanized screen from it.


$574 is a great cost for the Optoma HD141X Home Theater Projector. A few individuals may take a look at that value and still think it is high. You can buy home theater projectors for a lot less yet not 1080p, widescreen models of this quality, and not with the high-resolution 3D compatibility offered by the Optoma.

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The Good & The Bad

The Pros:

  1. Great picture – The optoma HD141X produces a bright, detailed picture with well-saturated colors and great contrast. Delivering more than 3,000 lumens in its brightest mode, the HD141X will light up your lounge room. However, it can also put out more than 1,000 lumens in Cinema mode for a more refined, exquisite home theater picture.
  2. Complete HD 3D-The HD141X will work with any source of 3D, including Blu-ray players and set-top boxes. It utilizes DLP Link and is compatible with the accessible and cheap 144 Hz DLP Link glasses. It includes a VESA 3D sync port. Therefore, you can include aftermarket radio-frequency or infrared glasses and emitters if you wish.
  3. Low cost of ownership-in addition to its deal value, the HD141X has an economical light with a long life. The $179 lamp (model SP.8VH01GC01) will keep going for 5,000 hours at full power or 6,000 hours in Eco mode. That makes it cheap to operate and also own.
  4. Good for gaming-Low input slack of 33 milliseconds settles on the HD141X as a good choice for gaming. At sixty frames for every second, 33ms is just two frames.

The Cons:

  1. Color balancing-when adjusting white balance, the HD141X does not have separate controls for addition and bias on every color. That can make it hard to nail down an impeccable gray scale, which is essential for home theater.
  2. Color light output-In spite of delivering more than 3,000 lumens of white light, the HD141X tops out at just over 1,000 lumens of colored light. This can make highlights appear too bright, and colors look dull or boring in a few scenes, particularly if utilizing picture modes other than Cinema.
  3. Rainbow effect-The HD141X has a 2x-speed color wheel, so rainbows are a probability with this projector. In the event that you realize you see rainbows on moderate DLP color wheels, you ought to see them here.

Who is This Projector For?

This projector is for super-sized home entertainment and its 1080p compatibility is suitable for watching sports, TV shows, movies and playing action-packed games on a big screen.

Our Final Remarks on The Projector

At just $574, the Optoma HD141X represents an exceptional value in home theater projectors. It is a decent starter projector because of its 3D capabilities and strong performance in Cinema mode. In case you are simply beginning in a home theater or need a projector that will put an intense picture on the living room wall, the HD141X is the perfect projector that will suit your needs.

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  1. Chris – I love reading your posts. I always learn something new. This would be so amazing to use for what my husband calls ‘drive in theater’ night at our house where you hang a sheet on the garage door and stream a movie. I think I will have to put this on my list of things to buy him for Christmas! I love the price and that it is entry level – we don’t need anything too complicated.

    Keep reviewing! You do a great job!

    • Cheers Maura,
      Hope your next drive in theater night is a step up from the last πŸ™‚

  2. Hi!
    This sounds like a pretty good deal for a person on a budget.
    I like the size of it and I am surprised it puts out 10 wats.
    I am a bit confused by the rainbow effect you are talking about.
    Is it possible to explain that a bit more?
    We are looking for one to use during the Green Bay Packers games every weekend and I am thinking this one would do nicely.
    Thanks for the review!


    • Shawn, the rainbow effect is a little hard to describe to you in words but it’s sort of like a color blend across certain aspects of the screen ( see what I mean! ). A simple Google search will probably explain it a lot better than I can LOL

  3. Sure I certainly do agree with you on this one. This projector can be a good replacement for a home theater. Even though the price looks quite high. I hope it’s benefits will be worth the cost.

    From the pros you talked about, I must say I am a bit covienced that the benefits will be worth the cost.

    Once again I will have to ask this,is the shipping of this product done to all countries?

    • Hello again Fidel!
      Yes I do believe that shipping reaches out to many countries – if you check out the links you will find a detailed report on how the shipping system works at Amazon πŸ™‚

  4. Well, this is number two on the list of your sites I have taken a look at and I am considerably impressed! I love anything and everything unexplained or mysterious. You have also found a great product area to promote on your site as well. You work really hard and it shows. Best of luck to you!

    • Ahh I have a stalker do I? LOL, only joking, nice to see you here Katokani πŸ™‚

  5. Wow loving your review Chris!
    I actually quite blown away with the $574.99 cost for the projector, that is actually quite cheap for 3000 ainsilumens! I usually do events at hotels and I usually rent out their LCD projectors which would cost between $800++ to $1,200++. Wow I just realised that I have been duped! Would definitely get myself one of these, thanks for recommending!

    • No Problems Riaz – the price tag isn’t that bad at all when you compare it to the renting charges out there! Hope it proves to be exactly what you were looking for πŸ™‚

  6. I found your review of the Optoma HD141X Projector interesting. I am actually on the look out for our next “family” gift for this coming holiday season and though a projector would be nice because not only could we entertain the kids in the house with a movie sized screen on our blank wall, but we could invite neighbors to join and have an evening in the yard, ir take it camping. I’m not really wanting to spend that much money. So I will keep a watch out for more reviews, I have plently of time to decide.

    • OK Debra – it’s a good idea to make sure this is the right product for you before purchasing!

  7. wow are these what they use in 3d movie theatres? 5,000 hours seems like a lot of movie time for a household, so I could online assume. I feel like you wouldn’t be able to always get the best quality though because your transfering through so much light to eject the picture, So that makes sense if the highlight balance is off a bit. This is pretty cool, maybe I could use it for like a music video showing or something in the future! Thanks for reviewing it!

    Matt TheDopestMatrix

    • I never thought about showcasing a music video with it Matt – great idea ( scan it onto the side of a house! )

  8. Hi Chris,

    Firstly, wow. I’ve always wanted to have a home theatre with a projector. I remember being blown away when I was about 9 and my uncle played James Bond movies for us on a wall through a project. We were just flabbergasted at the time.

    It definitely is pricey, but damn, it’s so totally on my “if I was rich and even had enough space to show it” list.

    If I ever win the lottery I’m definitely buying and Optoma! Also, I can’t believe it does 3D too!

    Thanks for sharing, even though it’s just made me incredibly jealous of anyone who owns one,


    • Hi Katia,
      I know what you mean about projections against a wall – my local bar projects films onto the side of it’s building through summertime and it’s awesome! Nothing better than sitting there with a beer in hand πŸ™‚

  9. Great review Chris. you explain everything really well, and make it easy for the reader to make a decision. I can’t believe how cheap these projectors have become. i used to sell them 10 years ago, and only the rich could afford one. But now it seems they are in everyones budget. The important selling point for me is the lamp life. 5000 hours seems pretty good, so I’m happy with this one.

  10. Hi Chris,

    Great product review. I am looking into projectors for a while there now. I am trying to set up a home cinema in our living room. We have an old projector and makes so much noise. I’d say it’s the fan. The price range is a bit too high for our budget. It seems like a reliable, long-lasting and high-quality projector. Beats any big screen LCDs if you ask me. We make good use of our big white wall πŸ˜‰



  11. Ok Chris – this is a completely new one for me! I’m sorry if I seem totally off the planet dumb, but WHAT is ‘found footage’? I began to understand from your excellent, humorous and intelligent reviews that it’s something to do with horror movies? the paranormal?
    Please put me out of my misery (curiosity killed the cat!)
    Regarding this post, I found it very instructive and informative. You really know your stuff, don’t you!
    I don’t have any need for a big projector at the moment, but when I do – I’ll be back!
    In the meantime – I’ve got to find some of those films and get scared out of my brain…

    • Hi Ellie LOL,
      Found Footage is a genre of horror shot from a POV style of filming – do you remember The Blair Witch Project?

  12. Ok, so, basically this is a super-dooper extra wide screen TV on your wall for under $600…..? I actually love this πŸ™‚ Being able to connect to TV or PC or even mobile phone, great stuff. I do remember waaaay back in the day, my father had one of the old Super 8 cine cameras. All picture no sound, but it was great. We used to love closing the curtains at home and watching over the fun we had on holidays. These days we’re so used to capturing everything on our mobile phones with their tiny screens and probably not even bothering to watch them because let’s face it, the only way for 10 people to see them is to press ‘play’ 10 times πŸ˜€ Food for thought here, thanks πŸ™‚

  13. I’m convinced on buying a camera now lol. This was a very descriptive and INformative review. I did not have any knowledge of cameras before I read you post and know I feel like a semi expert. The camera looks great and at $574 it’s not bad for a person looking into photography. I will definitely recommend this site. Keep up the good work.

  14. Hi Chris,
    I would really enjoy to get my hands on one of these! However I do have a question. If the bulb has an estimated 6,500 hrs, how attainable are replacement bulbs, and how much of a project is it to do by yourself?
    Otherwise, that’s the only thing that I didn’t catch concerning this device. I think it’s still a great buy, especially if the replacements are reasonable.
    We have the TV going all the time. My concern may have revealed that. lol.
    Thanks for your thorough review!

    • Hi Brian,

      Spare parts are no problem for this model ( and a lot of other top models out there! ). You will find them at thousands of online retailers – Amazon will probably cover a few themselves! πŸ™‚

  15. Hey there Chris. Thanks for this cool review on the Optoma HD141X. Very interesting read. Am definitely considering buying one in the future and in the meantime, doing a lot of research and investigating. Didn’t know the 141X was that price range actually. Sounds like a decent entry-level project. Thanks a lot for all the information Chris. Jamie.

  16. Wow I was just surfing randomly & stumbled upon your site. I’m looking for a nice companion for my PS4 & wonders if it fits? I’m not sure if $574 is a little steep for the product as I’m still searching the web for a good brand (Must be cheap as well), any suggestions?

    • Hi Lee,

      My mate actually uses this model with his Xbox One – it’s absolutely awesome! I’d have to recommend this model every time as it’s the one I’ve had the most experience gaming with! πŸ™‚

  17. This optima projector sounds really cheap! I thought these things still cost thousands of dollars.

    You’ve written a good review here that really covers the details, functions and specs on this model projector.

    I see the replacement lamps are still expensive as hell, but 5000-6000 hours is quite a lot of viewing time.

    Thanks for writing about this. I’m quite interested in checking it out.

    • Tidy Darren – thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on the review! πŸ™‚

  18. Hey Chris! I liked your honest review. I’m alo a horror addicted geek with a passion for digital media. I was looking out for projectors for some time but i was a little low on budget. So this Optoma can be a good variant for jme. I know it’s not the best and may have some issues, but as you said it’s a starter projector and it’sd still good. Helpful content, thank you good sir)

    • No problem Tyler – and thanks for calling me Sir LOL ( doesn’t happen to me that often! ) πŸ™‚

  19. This is one of them best and interesting blog with powerful information and guideline. Recently I’m looking for a projector for my new projects but I was lacking of good information and reviews. But now I have your review which is very helpful and powerful. You have nicely mentioned all the quality which really attract me and make me to buy this one.

    • Well that’s good to hear Adeel – I hope you get many hours of pleasure out of the projector! πŸ™‚

  20. Thanks for the review Chris! I have been looking for a projector for my home theater the past couple of months and haven’t really decided on one. After reading your review I will be considering the model that you have recommended. The one thing I don’t see if your review is if it is connected to the internet to steam movies and tv shows?

  21. Hi Chris,
    Yet again a nice review! I can’t believe the Optoma HD141X is $574! I have seen other projectors similar to this one going for like thousands! If I ever need a projector I am seriously debating on coming here for sure. That is if I can find a projector at a lower cost which I doubt I will. Well Anyways, Nice overview, pros and cons and overall evaluation of the Optoma HD141X!

  22. Hello Chris hows it going today,

    Got a lot of good stuff out of your Optoma HD141x review here. My local church is actually in the market for a new projector to display video and power point through but they need a very very large display. I am wondering how large this one can go up to? Didn’t catch it in the article, sorry if you had it in there. Thanks!


    • I couldn’t give exact dimensions on that question Anthony but we did use it on the outside wall of a house to play Fifa LOL. Yeah, it’s display goes pretty big! πŸ™‚

  23. We got one from my son for Christmas. Projected on a textured antique white wall the picture is still amazing. The lens is 12 feet from the wall and we get a 8.5 ft (diag.) picture. Played a 3D movie last night and it blew me away! Much more depth than on our 50 inch LCD.

  24. hey Chris that is a good review you gave us there. I’m actually looking for one for our household to watch movies on the blank wall. Does this projector play 3D movies like in the theater? it is not as important but I would like to know.
    I think this would be as well a good gift for a whole family. and price is actually not that bad.

    • Yeah this is an awesome choice for a blank wall – inside or outside! πŸ™‚

  25. Thank you for the really in-depth review of the Optoma projector. I was thinking about purchasing one of these to eventually complete my home theater system. These really do offer you an exceptional value, especially when you compare them to the cost of some of the bigger HD televisions out there. I could get rid of my giant old bulky entertainment center and create a huge amount of space if I hung this in my living room!

  26. I’ve been considering purchasing a projector for my living room for quite some time. Reading your review on the Optoma HD141X makes me want to consider this particular unit as a suitor. You point out some really nice features that it has like beautiful picture and relatively inexpensive price. Thank you so much for the great suggestions. I love your site. Keep up the awesome writing. You rock!!!

  27. I am a crazy film fan and would love to bring the cinema into my house as I like being indoors. thanks for the review. So much detail of this product, didn’t miss a thing.

    I have a movie website myself and would love to learn more about movie gadgets, so will be visiting your site more often.


    • No problem mate – you ever need any advice for your website, give us a shout! πŸ™‚

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