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Optoma HD230X Full HD 1080p Home Cinema Projector

by Optoma
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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  • Transform your HD viewing experience
  • Full HD 1080p resolution
  • Bright enough for daylight entertainment
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 32.4 x 23.4 x 9.7 cm ; 2.9 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 4.5 Kg
  • Item model number: 95.8NJ01GC1E
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 Jan 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,310 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description


Introducing, the Optoma HD230X Full HD 1080P projector; the best recognised digital cinema performance, capable of producing an image size of up to 300 inches diagonally. Full HD sports and gaming are not to be missed on this projector, whilst the cinema and reference settings are paramount when it comes to watching movies. The cinema setting produces a bright, well balanced and true to life colour reproduction which only complements the clarity of detail offered by the HD230X - essential for reaching the optimum image quality of any film.

In the reference setting colours can be muted for a more natural effect, whereas use with a PC relies on bright mode to give a sharp and impactful image, apt for displaying excel sheets or PowerPoint presentations that need to be clear. The menu is user friendly and makes it simple to choose from a range of modes and settings including colour, contrast, brightness and more.

Full HD in your own home
Optoma HD230X Full HD 1080p Projector

The projector chassis is refined with a glossy black finish which complements the curved body and hard lines of the casing, but in addition to suiting a home cinema aesthetically, the HD230X is also one of the smallest 1080p projectors on the market. An advantage that is exclusive to DLP technology, which has traditionally been very lightweight compared to other technologies. Furthermore, there is housing for a universal ceiling mount.

Big screen movies, gaming and sport
Actual projection from HD230X

2300 ANSI lumens brightness, extensive HD connectivity, 24P operation and a superior ANSI contrast all cumulate to an outstanding 1080p projector, but it’s the affordability and low running cost of this product that really make you appreciate these features.

Lights on Entertainment

With the bright 2300 ANSI Lumens, you can watch live sports or play action-packed games any time of day. Alternatively, you can use the additional brightness for an extra-large screen to give you that true home cinema experience. The HD230X can project an 80” diagonal image from less than 3 meters away, meaning it will fit easily into most living rooms. A new lamp will last a remarkable 3,000 hours in normal mode and 4,000 hours in economy mode, but when a lamp does need replacing the quick lamp release makes this a simple task. A full range of Optoma screens are also available to suit any install.

Effortless setup
User friendly interface


Two HDMI v1.3 digital inputs are a massive advantage of the HD230X and greatly benefit the user in terms of practicality. This unit can be used by gamers, sports fans and home cinema enthusiasts. A games console and digital television receiver can be plugged in via HDMI simultaneously making switching between sources literally the push of a button, as opposed to awkward manual switching. Additional connectivity includes all standard video inputs: composite, component and VGA.


‘24P’ also known as ‘24 frames per second’ is the video format that most films are traditionally shot in. Most televisions can’t display video at this rate, so in order to preserve the purity of the original image the HD230X can accept High Definition sources at 24 frames per second. Therefore, you can watch movies exactly as the director intended.

Digital Connectivity
2x HDMI v1.3 inputs

5 Year Colour Guarantee

BrilliantColor technology used in DLP projectors; features multi-colour processing to produce stunning, vibrant colours the screen. Unlike other technologies such as LCD which use just 3 primary colours to produce an image, DLP technology with BrilliantColor uses up to six separate colours.

Colour accuracy is not only improved, but it brightens secondary colours as well. This combination produces a new level of colour performance that increases the brightness of the colours by up to 50% over DLP projectors without BrilliantColor.

What’s more, is that Optoma is so confident that the HD230X colour will not change or decay in use that we have guaranteed it will retain the same quality performance as the day of purchase, for at least 5 years.

Standard Accessories

Lens Cover, AC Power Cord, Backlit IR Remote Control with Batteries, +12v Plug, M3 Screws, Quick Start Card, CD User Manual, Warranty Card

Product Description

Optoma HD230X DLP Home Cinema Projector 4000:1 2300 Lumens 1920x1080 2.9kg.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible value for money 13 Jun 2012
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I have just upgraded from a Sanyo Z5 (720p) LCD projector to this Optoma HD230x (Full HD 1080p) DLP version. The picture quality, brightness and colour that this projector offers for the price tag is an absolute steal. I was a little concerned that the 2300 lumens would be too bright compared to the Z5, which is 1100 lumens, but it adds to a far greater viewing experience. You can watch movies with a couple of sidelights on, or in complete darkness. I did not find the brightness to be an issue, nor the rainbow effect.
I am quite surprised at the difference in image quality between 720p and 1080p. I did not think the full HD would be much of an improvement, but it makes quite a difference when you play a 1080p Blu-ray disc. The HD230x has two hdmi v1.3 (Deep Colour) inputs, and again, I have noticed quite a difference. The colour is rich and vibrant with no colour bleed what so ever.
I am having trouble finding issues with the performance of this projector. The fan noise is also very quite in ecco mode. It is truly amazing value for money. I'm sure you could spend four, or even six times as much on a higher spec machine, but I cannot believe that the picture would be four to six times better.
The only criticisms I have is that it only comes with a one-year warranty, (the Z5 came with a three year), and every time you zoom the image you have to re-focus. It does not hold the focus like on the Z5. Other than these two points, I am very happy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Rainbow Effect is a deal breaker 9 Mar 2013
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I bought this having read many reviews, here and elsewhere, lots of which mentioned a possible rainbow effect caused by the single chip DLP technology that this uses. The general consensus seemed to be that only a very few people could see any problem with the image at all; in this house that was not the case we all found the rainbows very visible on white on the screen, especially whilst watching action scenes. It was very distracting and ruined what otherwise could have been a good experience.

On the plus side this projector is very quiet in use, the 1080p full HD is impressive, as is the colour reproduction and it is compact. The focus and zoom rings were chunky and seemed well built and the back lit remote and menus were excellent.

Ultimately though for us as a family none of the good points mattered as every time we tried to view anything we were continually troubled by the rainbow effect on the whites that was quite headache inducing and impossible to ignore. This is the reason we returned this item. If you can live with the shortfalls then you have got an excellent item for the price, otherwise you are going to have to opt for a more expensive LCD projector.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Within an hour there were numerous vertical white lines right across. Forums confirmed this to be serious bad news, found in old dying projectors! I read up the replacement/refund process. No problem with Amazon who were great, they replaced it before the old one was collected [see below, and that works fine so far]. Just a bit of a hassle repackaging then. Not quite.

The BIG problem was Yodel who were due to collect. Their website was down so I could not see when they were due to collect. I was in all day, waiting. Finally around 6pm I could access their site and read they were due to collect around 8.30pm. But NO SHOW. Day 2 I could not get into the scheduling on the Yodel site as my "post code does not exist". It did the day before. It does now. Yodel came at 1.30pm Day 2, and put a note thru, but were so quick my wife did not have time to get to the door. Amazon reallocated collection to Citylink and they came about 9.30am, 1/2 hour ahead of schedule, Day 3.

The replacement is, so far anyway, excellent. No rainbow effect seen. The screen is brighter that the first [clearly defective] one. Easy to use, recommended. Just find time to test it early tho'
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent value 8 Nov 2012
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Amazing HD picture out of the box! SD films are acceptable but that is not the projector's fault I guess. No rainbow effect detected. Pretty quiet.
Excellent value!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STUNNING PROJECTOR 29 Aug 2012
By Stanley
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Optoma HD230X Full HD 1080p Home Cinema Projector

This is a truly amazing projector. Straight out of the box it delivers stunning full HD cinema-style images. The clarity and brightness on my 7'3" wide screen are breathtaking. For under £600 this is a fantastic performer. If you want a true cinema experience at home, then look no further. My expectations have been well and truly exceeded. And I congratulate Amazon on their exemplary customer service; the first projector they despatched had a fault. But within a few days a replacement arrived, even though the original faulty projector hadn't been collected. Great service indeed. Well done, Amazon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Feb 2013
By drb76
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This is my 1st projector purchase so have nothing really to compare to but have been very impressed with projector in the 3 months or so I have owned it.
I spent ages reading reviews online comparing different projectors before deciding to go for the HD230X. Easy to set up and I am using it straight onto my living room wall without a screen and its crystal clear with vivid colours. The projector sits approx 4-5m away from the wall and the projected screen measures about 105" from corner to corner and looks very impressive in full Hd.
I purchased a 10m hdmi lead for under a tenner which I run round the side of the living room to connect to my sky box. I've also used it on my xbox which is excellent too.
The only downside it there is no audio output on the projector so had to use my surround sound which was a bit of a head scractcher but if I managed to work it out I'm sure most people can!
Overall very impressed and highly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
This projector has caused endless problems. The first projector I received had a fault. We sent it back and got a new one. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Film lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good buy
I got it for last Christmas and I'm still very happy with it. My daughter love it. Nothing better for this price.
Published 7 months ago by Zibby
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing device
So small and yet so powerful.
Similar to the HD23.
Very easy to set up.
Rainbow effect not a problem, for me.

Published 11 months ago by jeffrey sykes
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
- This is my first projector.I am very happy with colors & performance... After turn on it starts quickly... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ibrahim Özgür Öztok
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says
Optoma HD230X full HD project is amazing. I'm a big tech geek an the unit is set up in my room at work. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Paul Thorpe & Mrs J Thorpe
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic HD quality
Well I searched around for a while before deciding on this projector.

The only thing I was worried about was the dreaded "rainbow effect". Have I noticed it? Read more
Published 16 months ago by NEIL BATES
5.0 out of 5 stars Super projector for the Price
I am delighted with my new Optoma HD 230X projector. The picture is superb and the setup is as easy as it gets...you hardly need the install disc. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Ella Mc Donnell
3.0 out of 5 stars Worried about rainbow (RBE) effect?
Chose this because my budget wouldn't stretch to an Epson. Read all the research articles I could find about rainbow effect and also reviews of this projector. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Pete
1.0 out of 5 stars Loved it before it broke, been a drag since.
Within two months the projector broke, with minimal use. The returns process is more than just a drag.... Was very happy with the projector at first.
Published 16 months ago by alex
2.0 out of 5 stars I wish I'd seen it in action.
This projector is fantastic, as long as you don't suffer from seeing 'the rainbow effect'. I was hoping I wouldn't, but I did. Big time! Read more
Published 16 months ago by K Sadler
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