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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid performer for the price, 27 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Optoma HD131Xe Full 3D 1080p Projector (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
I was unlucky enough to receive an unit with lens focusing problem (poor convergence).
This is known issue affecting only few early units (according to Optoma).
Anyway, the unit has been sent back to Optoma and repaired and returned quite quickly. The issue is fully fixed.

The projector is great. Especially considering the price.
Having moved from 720p model, the resolution simply blows away.
Black levels are very good. Light is uniform. Focusing sharp.
There are a lot of settings to play with (although the menu navigation is less than intuitive).

One thing I was slightly disappointed is that it's not possible to use 120Hz in 2D in native resolution (1080p).
Gamers out there will know what I'm talking about...
Still, the input lag is not noticeable, and the projector is good for gaming (at 1920x1080@60).

Some people have correctly noticed that the projector has slightly steeper offset/angle than the specs say.
That means, you'll need to mount it slightly lower (ceiling) or higher (standing) to get picture with no key-stoning.

The included remote is very handy to use, however its back-lighting is probably visible from space....

Pros:
- excellent price/performance
- very good picture
- good brightness
- long lamp life
- lots of settings
- very quiet (barely audible in 'eco' mode)

Cons:
- some units were affected by lens problem (probably only early ones though)
- 120Hz mode not available on native 1080p
- offensively back-lighted remote
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Initial post: 24 Feb 2014 01:50:45 GMT
Gina Leiva V says:
So, can you do 120hz on 720p on this one?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2014 22:15:46 BDT
Robal says:
Yes, you can. True 720p@120Hz.
Another option is the "3D" mode, which is really 1080i@120.
However, I wasn't able to set it to work as normal 2D desktop yet.

All of this nonsense is just because HDMI is such a lame standard.
There's simply no bandwidth in it for this amount of data.

Sorry... took me month to reply

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2014 09:46:05 BDT
Jakub Bialek says:
Of course there is enough bandwidth to carry full HD at 120Hz - I have a monitor which uses such frequency and resolution and it runs at this settings via the HDMI no problem. This is a flaw of the projector, not HDMI.

Posted on 19 Apr 2014 16:48:47 BDT
Can I ask why it's particularly "for gamers" that 120hz at 1080p is so relevant? I have the Optoma HD700X now (720p) and play lots of fast loving driving games.

Posted on 20 Apr 2014 21:31:57 BDT
Joachim Kelz says:
Don't worry about the 120Hz when playing console games - about 90% of games run on 30fps and the rest are really struggling towards 60fps. (That's for PS3 and XBOX 360)

Posted on 23 May 2014 00:50:21 BDT
seb says:
What is the power consumption?
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