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www.amazon.com/Optoma-HD141X-Theater-Projector-Enabled/dp/B00MK39P92/
Amazon finally has it in stock , not a bad price at $599. now just waiting for reviews to compare it to the 131x.

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www.amazon.com/Optoma-HD141X-Theater-Projector-Enabled/dp/B00MK39P92/

Amazon finally has it in stock , not a bad price at $775. now just waiting for reviews to compare it to the 131x.
Price now $100 less today at Amazon.

Edit: Strange. The price changed again today. I could swear it was 667, now it's 676. I'm positive it was cheaper just a few hours earlier...

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It should be said here as well;
Optoma only has one high-contrast, color accurate model right now..soon they'll have a newer better cheaper one in the hd50.
This particular model, the 141 is neither color accurate, nor high-contrast, nor particularly bright.

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Cheap+high contrast+accurate is great for hometheater
Cheap+dim+inaccurate is good for no-one, but the only way to stop them from being made is for people to STOP BUYING THEM.
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Price now $100 less today at Amazon.

Edit: Strange. The price changed again today. I could swear it was 667, now it's 676. I'm positive it was cheaper just a few hours earlier...
Currently $623 at Amazon. I got in on an amazon promo for the HD131 in mid August where you got a $100 gift card and the HD131 for $659. I got the gift card but the HD131 never shipped. I contacted Amazon today and they offered me the newer HD141X for $523 and 2 day shipping. I'm only using it for an outdoor setup and secondary indoor projector so I'm pretty happy with the price.
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Currently $623 at Amazon. I got in on an amazon promo for the HD131 in mid August where you got a $100 gift card and the HD131 for $659. I got the gift card but the HD131 never shipped. I contacted Amazon today and they offered me the newer HD141X for $523 and 2 day shipping. I'm only using it for an outdoor setup and secondary indoor projector so I'm pretty happy with the price.
Hm, 3 five star reviews from first time reviewers AND prices keeps dropping. Seems a little sketchy. It's now $600..
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Hm, 3 five star reviews from first time reviewers AND prices keeps dropping. Seems a little sketchy. It's now $600..
Yes. If the 141x is just a 131xe with more lumens, then why is it cheaper than the year old 131xe ?

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The same as 2014 new TV's are cheaper than the 2013 models they replace, technology get cheaper each build.
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The same as 2014 new TV's are cheaper than the 2013 models they replace, technology get cheaper each build.
Granted, the MSRP price should drop. But previous year's models in inventory usually drop even further. I was referring to the fact that the hd131xe is still $700 at Amazon while the 141x is already $600 at Amazon. They should be blowing out inventory on the 131xe for less than the street price of the new model.

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Both from Amazon.uk not a reseller.


131Xe £499.98


141X £549.99 (not in stock)
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Yes. If the 141x is just a 131xe with more lumens, then why is it cheaper than the year old 131xe ?
My guess is either the 131Xe will be discontinued very soon or they are just trying to get 141s off the shelves to get the word out and the price will shoot up again in a few weeks. Or both. Blatant money grab.
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I was hoping for something more from the 141x.


I am looking to get a projector for first person shooter games as well as horror games/movies. Unnoticeable input lag and good black levels are important and from my research it seems to be hard to find a projector that provides both. My budget is $2000.


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It's worth saying that the 141x isn't just this years 131x. They have dropped all of the analog inputs from the projector. This eliminates the DAC which had been in place and a number of connections that may be considered 'legacy' at this point. While many people don't need VGA or component video, those that do will not find this model to be ideal for their needs. It's also a contributing factor to the sub $700 price tag which seems to be common.

The price really puts this in another place. Hard to imagined a 'stripped down' 131x, but this model is pretty much it.

I just don't see why anyone would consider anything but 1080p at this point.

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It's worth saying that the 141x isn't just this years 131x. They have dropped all of the analog inputs from the projector. This eliminates the DAC which had been in place and a number of connections that may be considered 'legacy' at this point. While many people don't need VGA or component video, those that do will not find this model to be ideal for their needs. It's also a contributing factor to the sub $700 price tag which seems to be common.
ok that makes more sense.
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I just don't see why anyone would consider anything but 1080p at this point.
Huh ? The HD141x is listed as 1080P/60 and "Full HD 3D" so what is your comment related to ? The lack of older non-1080P inputs ?

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lack of RGBRGB Color Wheel or not, Optoma is making an affordable projector that will get a lot of people to go the projector route. I think most people will not care if this year's model excludes VGA/Component, especially when it is mostly a HT/Gaming Application. All last-gen + current-gen consoles are HDMI, and a lot of receivers upconvert analog sources to HDMI now as well. Its worth noting that in this years HD26/HD141X , Optoma has included a dedicated gaming mode which will reduce as much postprocessing and input lag as much as possible. To me, Optoma remains the top budget choice for gamers. The BenQ has better placement options, better colors, at the expense of being slightly more expensive, Louder Fan, and more input lag than the Optoma. They should have done a lot better with the HT1075. I hope competition and supply&demand brings down the price of the BenQ to the $700 pricepoint

Comparing pricepoints right now, the HT1075 (w1070+) is $400+ more expensive. HD141X is $599 on Amazon right now , pretty tempting. That is almost $100 less than what I paid for the HD131XE last year. I just crossed 5000 hours on my HD131XE Bulb and am considering just selling it, and buying the HD141X/HD26 for that Gaming Mode option. My mix is about 60% games / 40% movies (Streaming and High bitrate MKVs)
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lack of RGBRGB Color Wheel or not, Optoma is making an affordable projector that will get a lot of people to go the projector route. I think most people will not care if this year's model excludes VGA/Component, especially when it is mostly a HT/Gaming Application. All last-gen + current-gen consoles are HDMI, and a lot of receivers upconvert analog sources to HDMI now as well. Its worth noting that in this years HD26/HD141X , Optoma has included a dedicated gaming mode which will reduce as much postprocessing and input lag as much as possible. To me, Optoma remains the top budget choice for gamers. The BenQ has better placement options, better colors, at the expense of being slightly more expensive, Louder Fan, and more input lag than the Optoma. They should have done a lot better with the HT1075. I hope competition and supply&demand brings down the price of the BenQ to the $700 pricepoint

Comparing pricepoints right now, the HT1075 (w1070+) is $400+ more expensive. HD141X is $599 on Amazon right now , pretty tempting. That is almost $100 less than what I paid for the HD131XE last year. I just crossed 5000 hours on my HD131XE Bulb and am considering just selling it, and buying the HD141X/HD26 for that Gaming Mode option. My mix is about 60% games / 40% movies (Streaming and High bitrate MKVs)

Lag on your current HD131Xe is under 20ms... That's comparable to many LCD TV's. (Actually the BenQ isn't much higher either come to think of it).

What's the measured lag in gaming mode on the HD141Xe? I can't imagine it being all that much better than its predecessor?

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Have not seen any professional reviews out of either HD26/HD141X yet, so maybe we'll know soon?

Pure Speculation on my part right now, but the new GT1080 projector from Optoma also has the Gaming Mode included and looks to be based off of this same family (HD25e/26/131XE/141X) . It seems just to be a short throw version of the HD26. The spec sheets actually advertise <14ms latency, I have never seen Optoma include that in their specs.

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I'll bring this back since I've been trying to dig up information on this projector for past month. It'll be my first projector on a 110" fix frame screen, and also in my first real movie room I built in my new house. I bit the bullet and it's due in today. For what I'll be using it for, should be perfect. Plus at the price point, I can always upgrade later.

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I recently purchased the HD141X after my Mitsubishi HC1500 finally bit the dust. I'm the type of guy who generally likes the most bang for buck type products and after the Mits died I spent about a week doing research on the forum. My choices were quickly narrowed down to the 1070 or the HD25/26 HD131X/141X models from Optoma. I had to rule out the 1070 as the throw distance would not work for my existing set up. As it was I had to move my mount about a foot forward to get it to fit my screen.


I was initially worried about the color accuracy as has been reported in reviews and on the forum with the HD131X. There is not a lot of info on the HD141X, but from what I can tell, it is pretty similar to the HD131X. Out of the box, reds and skin tones seemed to be off the most. After some tweaking, I'm very satisfied with the picture and colors. I have brilliant color turned down and dynamic black turned off. I'm also in cinema mode and there are more color adjustments in this mode than the others.


Blu rays look awesome and COD is amazing in 1080p. It is really night and day compared to 720p. The Optoma is also very quiet. It is right over my head and I can barely hear it.


If anyone has questions, I would be happy to try and answer them.
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I'm tossing up the Optoma HD141X or HD26. Both look really similar but the HD141X is $100 less. I've read a bit that the colour wheels are different but haven't owned a DLP projector so not sure. Are there any reviews comparing the two...
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Finally a great review


http://www.projectorreviews.com/opto...al-features-2/

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http://www.projectorreviews.com/opto...al-features-2/

W1070 still better
(Ι am re-writing the message to reflect the edits I made earlier so it will make more sense)

Generally I tend not to trust projectorreviews anymore. I was confused by the findings of the review : “What’s interesting is the HD141x vs the older HD131x. You’ll notice that the older projector has blacker blacks, but I complained when reviewing it that it was way too contrasty. You can see that here, as detail in the faces is less on the HD131x, due to that”. - See more at: http://www.projectorreviews.com/opto....KkiRmdsY.dpuf

I initially thought that the above finding was due to wrong calibration of the Optoma HD141x. Optoma HD131xe was calibrated properly but HD141x was probably not. The problem was that I jumped directly to the picture quality section of the review and skipped the part that the reviewer said “ Below are some photos giving you an idea of what the HD141X is capable of. Note please that with a street price that’s mostly at $599, we realize that people aren’t going to buy an HD141X, and then separately spend $300 to $500 to have it calibrated for best picture. That considered we didn’t calibrate this projector. The images you are seeing below are taken with settings right out of the box, except for minor adjustment of brightness and contrast, which anyone can do quickly.” - See more at: http://www.projectorreviews.com/opto....TVMf1VPx.dpuf

For me this is UNACCEPTABLE. How can this be considered a review from a serious website by testing a projector un-calibrated and then have the nerve to compare it with all the others projectors even the ones from the same price category that he has first calibrated. This is a rookie mistake and if I were Optoma USA I would urge him to either redo the review with the projector calibrated or cut him off from my projectors. Of course no one will buy and then professionally calibrate the HD141x but the majority of users don’t do that anyway even with more expensive projectors. But in order to make an objective review for a projector you have to use the quality standards you use for all of them. Especially when you want to compare afterwards your findings to the findings of earlier reviews. You either calibrate all of them or you don’t calibrate any of them. Well that is my opinion anyway.
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I recently purchased the HD141X after my Mitsubishi HC1500 finally bit the dust. I'm the type of guy who generally likes the most bang for buck type products and after the Mits died I spent about a week doing research on the forum. My choices were quickly narrowed down to the 1070 or the HD25/26 HD131X/141X models from Optoma. I had to rule out the 1070 as the throw distance would not work for my existing set up. As it was I had to move my mount about a foot forward to get it to fit my screen.


I was initially worried about the color accuracy as has been reported in reviews and on the forum with the HD131X. There is not a lot of info on the HD141X, but from what I can tell, it is pretty similar to the HD131X. Out of the box, reds and skin tones seemed to be off the most. After some tweaking, I'm very satisfied with the picture and colors. I have brilliant color turned down and dynamic black turned off. I'm also in cinema mode and there are more color adjustments in this mode than the others.


Blu rays look awesome and COD is amazing in 1080p. It is really night and day compared to 720p. The Optoma is also very quiet. It is right over my head and I can barely hear it.


If anyone has questions, I would be happy to try and answer them.
Hey Tony can you please share your HD141X settings?
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Generally I tend not to trust projectorreviews anymore. I was confused by the findings of the review : “What’s interesting is the HD141x vs the older HD131x. You’ll notice that the older projector has blacker blacks, but I complained when reviewing it that it was way too contrasty. You can see that here, as detail in the faces is less on the HD131x, due to that”. - See more at: http://www.projectorreviews.com/opto....KkiRmdsY.dpuf

I initially thought that the above finding was due to wrong calibration of the Optoma HD141x. Optoma HD131xe was calibrated properly but HD141x was probably not. The problem was that I jumped directly to the picture quality section of the review and skipped the part that the reviewer said “ Below are some photos giving you an idea of what the HD141X is capable of. Note please that with a street price that’s mostly at $599, we realize that people aren’t going to buy an HD141X, and then separately spend $300 to $500 to have it calibrated for best picture. That considered we didn’t calibrate this projector. The images you are seeing below are taken with settings right out of the box, except for minor adjustment of brightness and contrast, which anyone can do quickly.” - See more at: http://www.projectorreviews.com/opto....TVMf1VPx.dpuf

For me this is UNACCEPTABLE. How can this be considered a review from a serious website by testing a projector un-calibrated and then have the nerve to compare it with all the others projectors even the ones from the same price category that he has first calibrated. This is a rookie mistake and if I were Optoma USA I would urge him to either redo the review with the projector calibrated or cut him off from my projectors. Of course no one will buy and then professionally calibrate the HD141x but the majority of users don’t do that anyway even with more expensive projectors. But in order to make an objective review for a projector you have to use the quality standards you use for all of them. Especially when you want to compare afterwards your findings to the findings of earlier reviews. You either calibrate all of them or you don’t calibrate any of them. Well that is my opinion anyway.
Eloquently put. Back in the 480p LCD days, I used to hold this man's views in high regard. But since then, most of the stuff that I read from him has "elitist" overtones to them. I rarely see a review from Projector Reviews that is based solely on merit, however flawed, however demographically targeted the product is, and with respect to the product's shortcomings.
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I bought this unit back on September 18th, really really pleased with it. I have it projected on a ~175" screen and the picture quality is really good. I haven't customized the settings yet because I just haven't had the time to do it. I will try and get some pictures soon in dark / low ambient / and high ambient light for those curious. It is not in light controlled room, though I have blackout curtains / etc ordered. Despite this daytime viewing with some ambient light from the sides is no problem.

I did have a question for other owners of the 141x, this past Monday morning I got up and was doing some work when I noticed a buzz in the room. I tracked it down to the projector and found it was coming from the fan. The unit was properly shut down and the noise was coming from it while in Standby. I hadn't noticed the noise before, it is a hum/buzz. I can hear it over my laptops, but it is drowned out by other ambient noises in the room. After hearing it I decided to fire it up and I do *think* the fans are louder...though it may just be because I am really trying to hear them. After some research I found the standby mode it was in was active (default setting) and that if I changed this to Eco the sound went away. The thing that bothers me is I didn't notice any audible sound before at all (from more than a couple feet away), I am pretty certain it is not normal. I have started the process to RMA it to get it swapped out, but before I send it off I thought I would reach out to see if anyone else with the 141x could confirm or deny the noise with Standby mode (active).
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Eloquently put. Back in the 480p LCD days, I used to hold this man's views in high regard. But since then, most of the stuff that I read from him has "elitist" overtones to them. I rarely see a review from Projector Reviews that is based solely on merit, however flawed, however demographically targeted the product is, and with respect to the product's shortcomings.
Nicely put. I also don't understand how any Epson projector seem to be subjectively better than the rest(eg.Sony, JVC), while you have a variery of different websites all agreeing on the opposite. It is the only website where JVC's black level are up to Epson's standards and not the opposite.
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Hello,

I have a hd141x out for delivery today with a 110" x 200" blackout cloth from Amazon. I bought a 730HD from Best Buy hastily last week and wasn't to impressed with the contrast, even being a first time projector owner. I took it back.

Planning on throwing together an outdoor screen setup for the series this weekend. Then I'm going to mount projector in my living room about 17ft from a wall, projecting about 10ft wide. Any suggestions? I'd like to somehow use the blackout cloth outdoors sometimes but still be able to scale it down and bring it inside. I may just have to buy another smaller blackout cloth. My wife already went crazy with the Kilz latex primer on the indoor wall before I gave the all clear. So we might just use the wall inside, not sure. Looks like I'll be buying paint either way. I saw the projector central article that recommended Sherwin Williams trim enamel.

I'll be happy to report back with anything I can on the HD141x. I have a D7100 I can get some good photo/video with.

Thanks - from KC.
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post #59 of 156 Old 10-18-2014, 06:51 AM
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I bought this unit back on September 18th, really really pleased with it. I have it projected on a ~175" screen and the picture quality is really good. I haven't customized the settings yet because I just haven't had the time to do it. I will try and get some pictures soon in dark / low ambient / and high ambient light for those curious. It is not in light controlled room, though I have blackout curtains / etc ordered. Despite this daytime viewing with some ambient light from the sides is no problem.

I did have a question for other owners of the 141x, this past Monday morning I got up and was doing some work when I noticed a buzz in the room. I tracked it down to the projector and found it was coming from the fan. The unit was properly shut down and the noise was coming from it while in Standby. I hadn't noticed the noise before, it is a hum/buzz. I can hear it over my laptops, but it is drowned out by other ambient noises in the room. After hearing it I decided to fire it up and I do *think* the fans are louder...though it may just be because I am really trying to hear them. After some research I found the standby mode it was in was active (default setting) and that if I changed this to Eco the sound went away. The thing that bothers me is I didn't notice any audible sound before at all (from more than a couple feet away), I am pretty certain it is not normal. I have started the process to RMA it to get it swapped out, but before I send it off I thought I would reach out to see if anyone else with the 141x could confirm or deny the noise with Standby mode (active).
Have noticed the same hum/buzz, was noticable from when i first had the projector ~few weeks ago. fans seem the same for me, not too loud. =]
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I have bought Optoma HD141x last week and I am amazed from its performance! Crisp picture in 120'' even from out of the box settings (I am not so experienced in order to calibrate it). My wife loves it (I did not expect it...), Great value for money and easy to use.

I cannot hear any buzz from the device and its fan is really quiet. I am waiting for my 3d dlp link glasses this week to test the 3d mode. I will report as soon as they arrive.
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